Scarlett Poses For D&G; D&G Cheer For David Beckham

  • Scarlett Johanson is the new face of D&G cosmetics. A face that looks mightily like Marilyn Monroe. [Popcrunch]
  • In other news from the infinite space that is the overlap of the “celebrity” and “fashion” Venn diagram, Penelope and Monica Cruz‘s fourth collection for Mango is out, and they star in the campaign. Looking hot as per usual. [Thelifefiles]
  • Portia de Rossi — who “tries to wear leather as little as possible” — is going to do a vegan shoe line, although it’s not known which brand she will collaborate with. Let’s hope it goes over a little better than Natalie Portman for Te Casan. [FabSugar]
  • Oh, consider my heart warmed. Fashion people took a break from menswear week to watch David Beckham‘s AC Milan game on Saturday evening. The gaggle of designers and editors watched from a private box — of course — but were refreshingly not too cool to cheer “Beckham! Beckham! Amore! Amore!” [WWD]
  • Sunday night in Milan, Miuccia Prada addressed the recession just prior to her menswear show. The political science Ph.D. said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve always worked much more on the product than on the brand and I think this pays back. Crisis always pushes you to do better.” [WWD]
  • In a video, The Street rates Victoria’s Secret, and fellow Limited Brand company Bath & Body Works, a stock not to invest in. December sales didn’t hit the mark, and analysts are cutting their return estimates for the chain. “When I don’t have a lot of money, I like to go and make a small purchase to cheer me up,” says one presenter. “But when that small purchase is a bra for $50, a lot of women aren’t doing that anymore,” replies the other. I will say I rejoiced at the savings when I finally stopped wearing bras altogether. [The Street]
  • Roberto Cavalli has admitted the rumors are true: he is in talks to sell a 15-20% stake in his company to a private equity group. [WWD]
  • For his part, John Varvatos has no cause for concern — yet. His same-store sales are up across the board, led by footwear (that lucrative deal with Converse must keep his spirits up) and diffusion line Star USA, which is up almost 40%. He’s showing in Milan for the first time since 2003, and intends to make the move permanent. [Portfolio]
  • Sephora is experimenting with a pilot program that allows shoppers to access reviews of products via their mobile phones. [AdAge]
  • In more news of the unstoppable 90s supes, Helena ChristensenNylon co-founder, photographer, and all-round sexy-ass Dane — is to be the “ambassador” for a limited-edition Tommy Hilfiger bag, to benefit breast cancer. It’s unclear what her ambassadorial duties will entail. [Hindustan Times]
  • Guess who else is back: Romeo Gigli. Despite having lost the rights to his own name, the designer will show his new label, Ipse Idem, at Paris menswear week. [IHT]
  • A British model named David Gandy — that’s this guy, possibly NSFW, thank me in the comments — is going to start writing for a yet-to-be-named politics and fashion magazine. He’ll be sticking to covering style and “motoring” while political contributors will include London mayor Boris Johnson. [WWD]
  • Are Dov Charney and his PR team spending hours online posting to newsgroups, buying Google Ads, and sock-puppeting domain names to smear the L.A. lawyer involved in most of the company’s current lawsuits? Unauthenticated company e-mails point to yes. And the top search result for Kieth Fink, the J.D. in question, is now a site called “The Keith Fink Files: Keith Fink: The Worst Lawyer in Los Angeles,” which points to definitely. [NY Post]
  • When Harvey Weinstein gives Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman the gift she picks out, she has the good sense to “act surprised.” Oh, love. [Telegraph]
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