Lindsay To Collaborate With Ed Hardy; Boy George Believes In Comfy Shoes

  • To pursue her goal of creating the world’s ugliest clothing in every design category known to man, Lindsay Lohan is reportedly in talks to launch a line of handbags with Ed Hardy. [E]
  • Alexander McQueen‘s ashes are to be scattered on the Isle of Skye, the birthplace of his father. [Vogue UK]
  • Natalia Vodianova got all CGI’d out to play Medusa in Clash of the Titans. She is legitimately terrifying. [Elle UK]
  • Vodianova, along with Sasha Pivovarova and Freja Beha Erichsen, is on the next cover of i-D. Inside is an editorial styled by Dree Hemingway, shot at the model’s great-grandfather’s home. Hemingway recently admitted she prefers F. Scott Fitzgerald to Papa’s oeuvre. (We kind of do, too. Except for Hemingway’s short stories.) [Fashionologie]
  • Gisele Bundchen jetted off to Brazil, her baby son Benjamin in tow, for her fraternal twin sister’s wedding. [JustJared]
  • Victoria Beckham wore some faux fur in Beverly Hills, and the designer says she’s happy about it. Wouldn’t you be? [Mirror]
  • “Always have comfortable shoes and a comfortable bed, because if you’re not in one, you’re in the other.” Style advice from Boy George. [Guardian]
  • “My grandparents and my mother Angela taught me everything I know for what regards this industry, but they also taught me to distance myself from the fashion universe. A great passion for our job runs into the family, but we do also know that this is not the most important thing in the world, so we live our lives with lots of irony and detachment, since, after all, it’s just clothes. We work to live better and not the opposite and there’s no point in earning more than you can spend.” — Margherita Missoni. [DazedDigital]
  • André, you’ll always be Editor-At-XXL in our hearts. [Styleite]
  • Mena Suvari will wear Alice + Olivia to be married. [People]
  • Tom Ford is set to auction off an iconic Andy Warhol self-portrait at Sotheby’s; it is expected to fetch $10-$15 million. [UnBeige]
  • Fashionista talked to more industry insiders, anonymously, about models’ working conditions in New York, in light of the allegations made about Terry Richardson‘s propensity for propositioning the women who model for him. One former Ford agent admitted that girls as young as 12 and 14 are directed by their agencies to tell clients and casting directors that they are 16, so that they won’t be passed over for work; he also admitted that agencies often put girls to work without working visas. One casting agent said that New York should follow Paris’s example, and set rules about the hours models under 16 can work, since in NY around fashion week people are “having girls go to fittings at 4 AM, having them run around without supervision at 15 years old, working for no money.” [Fashionista]
  • But probably everything is okay! Because Lydia Hearst tweeted at Terry, “he’s the best! xo.” [@LHearst]
  • Rodarte designed costumes for Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman, who star in Darren Aronofsky‘s upcoming movie, Black Swan. The film includes scenes from “Swan Lake,” and there are ballet costumes involved. We will undoubtedly see this anyway for the clothes, but we still hope it’s better than that piffle about the fountain of youth with Rachel Weisz. Are you listening, Aronofsky? [WWD]
  • Alice Temperley, Lulu Guinness, and Diane von Furstenberg are among the designers who are painting life-sized statues of the endangered Asian elephant, which will be placed around London to raise awareness of the animals’ plight. Sounds…efficient. [Vogue UK]
  • Designer Chris Benz made a cameo on How To Make It In America. And someone carried a Zarin Fabrics shopping bag — which is of course the store co-owned by Jill Zarin, of Real Housewives fame. What? It’s a good fabric store. [Racked]
  • Ben de Lisi‘s new hospital gown designs will be in use in England starting next year. They do not hang open at the back, but instead fastens at the sides using snaps. This is intended to allow patients more modesty. [BBC]
  • Because Rimmel London has been looking to expand its U.S. market share, it has hired new faces Solange Knowles, Zooey Deschanel, Coco Rocha, and (the sole Brit) Georgia May Jagger. Current face Lily Cole may not have her contract renewed. [Daily Mail]
  • Trouble in the colonies for Princess Anne. Denise L’Estrange-Courbet, one of the designers behind the New Zealand label WORLD, described HRH as “personality minus. No wonder Diana left them all for dead.” And that ‘do! “The world’s hairdressers at your beck and call and your hair looks like a cottage loaf.” To be fair, a woman who wrote a biography of the royals once characterized Princess Anne as the rudest woman she had ever met. [Daily Express]
  • Asked by the Australian media on a visit to Australia about whether having Australian celebrities in his front row had an impact on his sales and brand profile, Calvin Klein creative director Francisco Costa said, “It’s extremely important to have the right connection with celebrities.” Naturally, the Australians summarized this in the Australian headline, “Calvin Klein Obsessed With Australian Stars.” Because in Australia, it’s all about Australia. Australia. Australia. []
  • This latest act of design cannibalism, by Forever 21 of fellow mall retailer Arden B, raises the question: Does anyone actually want Arden B knock-offs? And the question: Is there an ugly pink ruffled poufy designer dress out there that they are both knocking off? [Coco Perez]
  • Old Navy designed a shoe that looks 95% similar to a Christian Louboutin sandal. Unfortunately, both are ugly. [Racked]
  • Jimmy Choo, who runs a bespoke business after selling the rights to his name brand to Tamara Mellon, mentored a Taiwanese shoe design student for a day after being impressed by her work on a class visit. [Telegraph]
  • FUBU changed its name to FB Legacy, has a new ad campaign out. [BW]
  • Paper Denim & Cloth also relaunched itself — no longer a “premium” $200+ brand, all its offerings will be $100. [Denimology]
  • “There are iconic pieces: the 1968 minidresses in ‘Cardine,’ an early experiment with techno fabric; a circular 1969 vinyl raincoat; or even a felt 1971 envelope hat. Perhaps the most striking thing about the designs is not their sharp angles and compass twirls. It is that they could all walk right out on the street today and not seem out of place.” Suzy Menkes, on Pierre Cardin, who has just released a book. [NYTimes]
  • A treasure trove of vintage deadstock clothing has been uncovered in a Glasgow warehouse. The goods will be sold online and at vintage fairs. [Independent]
  • Espirt Aims High With New Flagship.” Headline typos are the best kind of typos! The flagship, if you care, is in Manhattan, on 34th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue. It “aims to convey an air of authenticity,” according to Women’s Wear Daily‘s Sharon Edelson. [WWD]
  • Before buying Tommy Hilfiger, the C.E.O. of Phillips-Van Heusen had to talk to the C.E.O. of Macy’s, to reassure the retailer that Tommy Hilfiger clothing would continue to be sold within the U.S. exclusively at its stores. [WSJ]
  • Despite the fact that Jones Apparel Group lost $86.3 million last year, it still gave its C.E.O., Wesley Card, a hefty bump in his Manhattan housing allowance. Card received $181, 855 for the lease and taxes on his pied-a-terre, along with nearly $33,000 in car services. Card’s base pay, $1.6 million, was not increased for the year. [Crain’s]
  • Google won a judgment in a European court against Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, which had sought to prevent the online search giant from selling its trademarks to rival companies as search term ad prompts. LVMH argued that the practice allowed counterfeiters of its goods to get search results above LVMH’s own, and while the court held that Google was not violating the law because it is not responsible for everything in its AdWords program, but that if a trademark violation was reported, it must respond quickly. [Guardian]
  • A new label based in — where else? — Brooklyn brings you, the literate consumer, classic book cover designs on t-shirts. [Forbes]
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