Lindsay Sprays Her Way To Success; Freida Says Lauder Deal Is "Lovely Rumor"

  • The first pictures of Lindsay Lohan‘s foray into cosmetics have been released: at left, the often-orange starlet shilling for a spray tan called Sevin Nyne. [People]
  • Sojin Lee, formerly of online pioneers, and Simon Fuller, the man who gave you the Spice Girls and Roland Mouret, are starting an internet fashion business together. [WWD]
  • Times critic Cathy Horyn went to a Chanel party, found Olivier Zahm and Stefano Pilati and no champagne. So she had a Bud. [The Moment]
  • “When I’m wearing a hoodie, it looks like I just threw a hoodie on. I’m wearing what I discovered and figured out is the best hoodie I can find. And I’ll tell you, if you ever want to know the best hoodie, I know the best hoodie.” Whatever you say, John Mayer. [FabSugar]
  • Editors are picking designers instead of models for their covers lately. Diane von Furstenberg graced Purple (and the issue promptly sold out) last month. Perhaps noting their success, this month i-D has Miuccia Prada on the front. [Fashionista]
  • In case you need to be reminded why models can make great cover choices (perhaps your name is Anna Wintour?), the Times‘ “The Moment” blog has this neat feature where you can slide your cursor over a photo of Kasia Struss or Jourdan Dunn to see how the makeup and hair looks at the shows come together. Latest additions: Jean Paul Gaultier and Dior. [The Moment]
  • And, on balance, why they might not: “I’m not your cheesy girl that’s going to dress up in a hokey outfit and say all the sound bites that you want me to say,” says Erin Wasson. No, Erin, you’re certainly not! [Daily Beast]
  • Sean Avery‘s fashion friends came out to support him at his first Rangers game since that internship at Vogue. Even the guy who works the door at the Beatrice showed up. Who says this business doesn’t foster loyal and real connections? [Observer]
  • There are pictures of Roberto Cavalli‘s new Cavalli Pets dog clothing line. The line includes a satin trimmed bath robe. For your dog. And leopard-printed shearling jackets. For your dog. [The Cut]
  • Roberto Cavalli also sells sex toys. The inimitable New York drag queen Lady Bunny mentioned them to Fashion Week Daily, although she does say they’re kinda small. [Racked]
  • Model blind item: “Whicih two veteran models got into a “full-on serious fistfight” in a Paris nightclub this Fashion Week? The fight was so démodé, Uncle Karl himself had to break it up.” Invitations to name the offenders or improvise the Kaiser’s dialogue in the comments. [Fashionista]
  • Freida Pinto says the news she is going to be a face of Estée Lauder is “but a lovely rumor.” [WWD]
  • “Beauty, economy, and usefulness are the best rules for the well-dressed woman,” said Depression-era American fashion designer Muriel King. It’s sound advice for today. If you’re in New York City, you’d do well to check out the new exhibit of King’s work at the Museum at FIT. King was a painter who got into fashion when she became an illustrator for publications like Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily — eventually she hired patternmakers and garment workers to turn her original sketches into reality. []
  • And laundry detergent is the new fashion must-have. Tim Gunn says so. (And we can all agree with lower drycleaning bills.) [WSJ]
  • Although J. Crew recently instituted cost-cutting measures including layoffs, a wage freeze, and suspending company matching of 401(k) contributions, the retailer’s fourth quarter losses still reached $13.5 million, because of weak sales. However, because analysts had expected even bigger losses, their stock price rose. [Crain’s]
  • Interestingly, they still have plans to open more stores. [WWD]
  • Liz Claiborne CEO Bill McComb lives in New Jersey. His misfortune is lessened by the fact that his company pays $10,500 in monthly rent to maintain a New York apartment for his occasional overnight stays in the city. Liz Claiborne’s revenues shrank 10% last year, as same-store sales at Claiborne-owned Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand, Kate Spade, and Mexx all dropped by over 12%. The company announced its plays to lay off 8% of its workforce in February. [Crain’s]
  • Charlotte Russe is offering itself up for sale. [Dealbook]
  • Neiman Marcus‘s quarterly loss: $509.2 million. Sales in the three months ended January 31 fell by over 20%. [WSJ]
  • Comparatively speaking, American Eagle‘s modest fourth quarter profit of $32.7 million is a relief, in that it’s not a loss. Revenue fell 9% on a year ago, and the company says the results are disappointing overall. [The Street]
  • That L’Oreal/eBay legal wrangle over the sale of counterfeit goods online has been delayed in the French courts. [WWD]
  • In honor of Young Buck‘s announcement that his clothing line, David Brown, is no more, Complex magazine has a look back at the top ten failed rapper clothing lines, including Master P‘s No Limit Clothing, and Fat Joe‘s FJ560. [Complex]
  • Who else but Heidi Klum drove the Barbie dream car to the Barbie dream house in Malibu. [FWD]
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