Pregnancé Plots Maternity Clothing Line


Pregnancé tells Harper’s Bazaar that she is planning to add a maternity collection to her House of Dereon clothing line. And did you notice that “SEXY & PREGNANT” cover line? It’s official: there is now no time of life that a woman is permitted to not be sexy. We have sexy menarche. Sexy 15-year-old-hood. Sexy pregnancy. Sexy breast-feeding. Sexy menopause. Sexy allthetimealwaysforever. Perform this quick check before leaving the house to be safe: Are you a woman? If yes, then just be sexy, okay? Also, this just in from world No. 1 cashmere obsessive Gwyneth Paltrow: “[O]ur best times have been when we are just sitting around in sweatpants, having a glass of wine, chatting about life. B is wise beyond her years. She has taught me the value of speaking your mind.” Do you think “B” calls Gwyneth “G”? Do you think, if she does, mutual friends call them “BeeGee” when they refer to them as a pair? [HB]

Sadness: Naomi Campbell and Vladislav Doronin say they are not building a magical, eco-friendly house in the shape of the Eye of Horus on a private Turkish island. They’re sure it’s nice, though. [Vogue UK]

Tavi, who just covered L’Officiel France’s 90th anniversary issue, is on the new cover of Dutch L’Officiel. She was shot by Jean-Paul Goude. [Fashionista]
Tavi also appeared on CBS’ Early Show yesterday to talk about Rookiemag. [CBS]

Kanye West and Russell Simmons mingled with the proles at Occupy Wall Street yesterday; Ye wore a $355 Givenchy plaid shirt, and one of the gold nameplate “Yeezy” necklaces from his recent Paris runway show. [Village Voice]

  • Gucci employees at the company’s Shenzhen flagship store allege that they were denied overtime pay, had to ask permission to use the bathroom or get a drink of water at work, and in the cases of two pregnant employees, had to have abortions because they were standing all day on their feet. Gucci blames the problem on its Chinese division, and says it has replaced the assistant manager at the store in question — but it won’t pay the $15,000 in back pay the workers allege they are owed. [WWD]
  • More people than ever — 35% of Americans, to be precise — say they are “not at all likely” to shop on Black Friday. Eighty-eight per cent say they plan to spend either the same or less than they did last year on their holiday-related shopping, so the combination of these two figures has some retail analysts projecting Black Friday won’t be such a big day for sales this year. [WWD]
  • Editors of virtually every international edition of Vogue, including Alexandra Shulman, Anna Wintour, Franca Sozzani, and Emmanuelle Alt, are gathering in Japan next month at the invitation of Vogue Nippon editor Mitsuko Watanabe. Once assembled, they will decide how women and men worldwide will dress for the next three years, and finalize their plot to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia. [Vogue UK]
  • John Malkovich is now the proud proprietor of a pop-up store in Milan called OpificioJm. He launched his clothing line, Technobohemian, in 2009. [WWD]
  • Model Suki Waterhouse, on getting started: “My agency had to give me quite a transformation. I was a real tomboy, I wore this T-shirt all the time that read ‘Bad Girls That Never Die’, and these massive trainers. I was totally ‘duded’ out. I used to do karate, then I started kick-boxing — which I still do actually. When I was signed, my agent took me to American Apparel and provided me with a model uniform and off I went. I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror it was so weird.” [Vogue UK]
  • Actress Michelle Yeoh is now a face of Guerlain. [WWD]
  • Johnny Weir walked in a show at New Jersey fashion week. [The Cut]
  • Carla Bruni is believed to be in labor right now — but the Elysée Palace won’t be announcing when she in fact gives birth. [AP]
  • Johnson Publishing, the company that publishes Ebony, is planning to auction off some 700 items of vintage designer clothing from Eunice Johnson’s collection this month in Chicago. There are pieces by Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana, and Bob Mackie, among others. [WWD]
  • Hamish Bowles has confirmed that American Vogue is working on an online archive. “We’re putting the history of Vogue online, so you can flit to a March 15, 1927, issue and go through it. And there’s going to be a kind of fashion encyclopedia component, too. It’s the histories of all the designers and all the contributors and figures that Vogue has celebrated and embraced through the century.” [The Cut]
  • Studio 54 is going to reopen its doors for one night only next week. The club’s original doorman, original programmer, and Ian Schrager’s original assistant are all involved. Programmer Karin Bacon says she’s been looking at old photographs for inspiration. “People dressed for these events. I loved being out at the entrance and watching people come in. They looked so fabulous and ready to participate, as well as dance. They were part of the whole excitement of the evening. That showed in the way they dressed.” [WWD]
  • And now, a moment with stylist Phillip Bloch, who used to model. This may shock you, but the modeling industry is not necessarily an appropriate environment for a child to work in. Bloch recalls being a shoot where alcohol flowed with Liv Tyler, who was then 14 or 15:
  • There was lots of guys around, laughing and talking dirty, lots of beer and smoking. Everybody totally just forgot Liv was just a child. She was just so mature and just rolled with it. It is very easy to forget a lot of these girls are so so young.
  • [Fox]
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