Smell Sad, Like Jennifer Aniston, This Fall; Meet The Bedazzled Butt-Crack Shield

  • Jennifer Aniston probably looks forlorn in her fragrance ad because she doesn’t have a husband. She calls Lolavie a “nonperfume perfume” and says making it, “I felt like a little chemist.” But all we hear is: Babies. Babies. Babies. [WWD]
  • Diane von Furstenberg: “I can only imagine what Andy Warhol would have done with the Internet and Paris Hilton.” [WWD]
  • Jenna Lyons was promoted at J. Crew. How do you promote someone who’s already the creative director, you ask? Why, by creating the new title of “Executive Creative Director,” and giving her $325,000. Lyons got a $1 million bonus, on the proviso that she stay with the brand for 4 years, six months ago. [DFR]
  • Steve Madden had the gall to knock off one of Pierre Hardy‘s sandal designs for the Gap — and to charge $20 more for the copy. [Fashionista]
  • “I don’t really think of myself as a supermodel,” says Christy Turlington, the mother, documentarian, and master’s candidate in public health at Columbia. “I think my reputation and the things I’ve done in the time since I was in my early Twenties has proven to people that I take issues seriously and I don’t really spend time with people who might think otherwise.” [Vogue UK]
  • Melania Trump is launching a jewelry collection on QVC later this month. She says she designed it all by herself, because before she was a model, she studied architecture and design in her native Slovenia. [NYTimes]
  • “It’s what I’d like to wear on a great first date. I know that I am not truly a designer, but I think, thanks to all my experiences seeing and wearing great clothes, I have a sense what many women want to wear,” says Eva Herzigova, unveiling her latest fashion collaboration, with 1.2.3., in Paris. [FWD]
  • What does Al Pacino like about his Dolce & Gabbana suit? “Well, I tell you, it fits. And it sort of looks OK, doesn’t it? I hope it does.” That it was probably free also wouldn’t hurt. [WWD]
  • For the first 18 months of her time in the Elysée Palace, Carla Bruni allowed a filmmaker to follow her for a documentary. [Vogue UK]
  • Estée Lauder added Liu Wen and Constance Jablonski to its roster of faces. [SB]
  • Mark Fast told Selfridges‘ head buyer that he wants to be “the next Calvin Klein.” [Vogue UK]
  • The costume designer for Glee was actually in her high school’s glee club. [Strib]
  • The Park Slope Food Coop‘s manager thinks that Barneys is breaking the law by calling its cheaper outlets Barneys Co-op, becuase it’s not actually a co-operative. Barneys is opening a Co-op in Cobble Hill, and the Coop is also worried about the dilution of its “brand.” [Racked]
  • Nicolas Sarkozy made Ralph Lauren a chevalier de la Légion D’honneur. All we can concentrate on is the fierce tuxedo his wife, Ricky Lauren, is rocking in the group shot, however. [Telegraph]
  • Pictures of Costello Tagliapietra‘s summer line for Uniqlo are out. [Refinery 29]
  • As are photos of Taylor Jacobsen‘s, um, somewhat less successful line for Kasil jeans. [Fashionista]
  • The “point” of this story seems to be that khaki and green twill — or anything else military-inspired — is a big trend, and Alexa Chung wears it, so you should, too. [Elle UK]
  • Saks Fifth Avenue‘s C.E.O. and chairman announced the chain will close up to another 20 of its 53 stores nationwide. The closure of the two Saks stores in Portland was recently announced, but the company has plans to expand the Off 5th discount chain. [WWD]
  • Meanwhile, Cathy Horyn took a trip to Saks in New York, to take the retail sector’s temperature: “One of the most charming things I saw was at Saks, which was also busy. It was a pair of farmer’s overalls in pale blue silk from Ralph Lauren, from a collection that paid homage to American workers. Amid the straightforward displays on the floor, the hideous lavender dresses from Michael Kors, and the cheery prints, a pair of silky bib overalls was at least contradictory, including the $1,900 price tag.” [On The Runway]
  • Cory Kennedy signed with Next. [NextModelsBlog]
  • Essie Weingarten, who runs the Essie nail polish company in Astoria, says that her sales topped $150 million last year, and they’re up 30% in the first quarter of this year. [WWD]
  • Within just the first day of the iPad‘s availability, discount site Gilt Groupe made 2.4% of its sales via the device. And 63% of the products sold were men’s items. [All Things Digital]
  • Armani opened a 17,280 square foot Armani Casa shop in Milan. After spending this week at the Salone del Mobile, the international furniture show, Giorgio Armani said “people in the design industry” belong to “a more poetic world” and are “a younger crowd, less arrogant and pretentious” than the fashion set. He’s banned reporters from his own shows for implying half as much. [WWD]
  • A “celebrity stylist” named Michael Boadi has created a line of perfumes named for Boudica, the British tribal queen. The 17 scents are available at Henri Bendel, where they range in price from $175 to $850, “depending on the size and amount of agarwood in each formula.” [WWD]
  • And here’s a more affordable, though perhaps nearly equally ridiculous, new product: the Backtacular Gluteal Cleft Shield, a bedazzled denim self-adhesive patch to cover your butt crack. [Fashionista]
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