Peaches' Modeling In Jeopardy For Heroin Allegations; Meet Aaron Eckhart, Fashion Photographer

  • Peaches Geldof, the current face of British lingerie brand Ultimo‘s teen brand, may lose her contract over that little incident where she allegedly had a heroin-fueled one-night-stand with a dude named Ben who then told the Internet about it. [Sun]
  • Aaron Eckhart wants to re-make himself as a fashion photographer. He just shot the campaign for his friend (and rumored girlfriend) the model Molly Sims‘ jewelry line, and now, “I’m obsessed with it — it’s all I do. That’s really the only thing I think about.” He admires the work of Peter Lindbergh and Bruce Weber, but “Straight-up fashion photography in the studio–that’s not what I necessarily aspire to, you know? I like to be outside, on location, making up stories. That’s where my acting comes in.” Guys, he’s serious. He reads Vogue Paris and he wants to show in galleries. [People]
  • “We just like each other and we take every day as it comes,” says model Yasmin le Bon, of her marriage to Simon. “You learn a lot in a long relationship. There are lots of ups and downs in a marriage but as long as you grow together, you’re lucky. It doesn’t matter if he’s the biggest pop star in the world or a dental hygienist. Trust is trust. You have to have it. And you go through periods when you don’t have it and periods when you do.” Le Bon also says she intends to be more outspoken as she gets older. “I’ve spent so many years being so diplomatic and sweet. It’s payback time. In fact I’ve already started speaking my mind more. But I’m allowed to. I’m in the twilight years of my modelling career.” [Daily Express]
  • Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin‘s line for J.C. Penney, Supergirl by Nastia, comes emblazoned with a logo the company is calling “the supergirl S-shield” and which we are calling “almost indistinguishable from the Superman logo.” It’s meant to symbolize empowerment. [People]
  • Speaking of celebrity fashion lines, why oh why would you name your plus-size line “Humps,” Macy Gray? All the better names were taken? Also at this link you will find, thanks to Women’s Wear Daily‘s discontinuation of pagination in their news roundups, a nauseating description of a men’s shoe that Salvatore Ferragamo is selling this season. For $990, you too can own a replica of a pair of wing-tips that Andy Warhol wore to work and dripped paint on. [WWD]
  • And then there’s this: “I don’t know anything about fashion,” says Liam Gallagher, whose label, Pretty Green, launched last year. [Sun]
  • Terry Richardson shot the spring/summer campaign for J. Brand with model Jessica Miller. [Design Scene]
  • Band of Outsiders is launching a new, lower-priced, women’s line, to compliment Boy by Band of Outsiders. It’ll be called Girl. Designer Scott Sternberg also says that staying in L.A. is one of the secrets to his success: “If I was here in New York in this mix influenced by the same thing all these people are influenced by, the edge would be gone.” [WSJ]
  • Mark your calendars, girls and boys: Jessica Alba‘s guest-judging this week’s Project Runway! [AP]
  • Phillip Lim designed an $85 charity t-shirt to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. [SB]
  • Karen Elson‘s New York concert a week ago was even better than this glowingly positive Times Style piece makes it seem. [NYTimes]
  • Rumor has it that Zinedine Zidane, Pelé, and Diego Maradona are the next faces of Louis Vuitton‘s “core values” campaign — that’s the one that Gorbachev once fronted. [WWD]
  • Nicola Formichetti, the creative director of Dazed & Confused and a stylist who collaborates with Lady Gaga, admitted in the French magazine WAD that he used to “stalk” Alexander McQueen as a teenager, which involved sneaking into McQueen’s shows, hanging around outside his office to try and catch a glimpse, and going through his trash. Also, he used to work at a Vivienne Westwood store, where he was quick with the five-fingered employee discount: “I used to steal a lot of things there. One day, the manager told me, ‘People have been stealing. We now have to check everyone before the leave the store.’ That day, I had a bag full of accessories. So I threw it into the bin. My plan was to wait for the cleaning lady to throw the bins outside, and then to retrieve the bag. She came 30 minutes after closing. And just when I was ransacking the bins, I saw my manager watching me. He started yelling: ‘You will never work here again.’ [Laughs]” [Fashionologie]
  • Balmain is now selling a $1,625 ripped t-shirt. [Fashionista]
  • Hmmm, a “flowing wrapped column dress with internal corset.” Sounds like the fashion folks who think Victoria Beckham stole this idea from Osman Yousefzada need to brush up on their fashion history — Christian Dior was creating similarly “flowing” dresses underpinned with similar structures back in the 1960s, and the concept probably predated even him. [Vogue UK]
  • Georgia May Jagger‘s favorite lipstick just happens to be one by Rimmel, the brand she’s under contract to promote. What a coincidence. [Telegraph]
  • Prada has collaborated on two “limited edition” t-shirts with the creative duo M/M Paris. Kind of an odd move for the Italians, no? [DazedDigital]
  • Victoria’s Secret is launching yet another new collection, which has been given, for some reason, the dumb name “The Nakeds.” [People]
  • U.K. music store chain HMV is moving into apparel because as we all know, selling albums is a loser’s game. [ToL]
  • For fall, Ann Taylor is exploring influences from the 1920s, explained the head designer at a party to which the company did not ham-fistedly invite a bunch of bloggers and pay them to write about it. [WWD]
  • eBay‘s answer to limited-duration flash sales of designer merchandise, a new feature called Vault, will launch on Monday. [WSJ]
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