Sunday, June 27, 2010

LAS VEGAS - Bidders from around the world bought up Michael Jackson memorabilia worth nearly $1 million at an auction on the anniversary of his death, including $190,000 for the Swarovski-crystal-studded glove he wore on his 1984 Victory Tour.

Toyah Wilcox

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Ornamental Male Gets a Showcase on the Runways of Milan

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tim Gunn - Gunn's Golden Rules

Tim Gunn has seen a lot, but his story of watching Anna Wintour get carried down five sets of stairs by her bodyguards after refusing to ride an elevator takes the cake. After the show, writes Gunn, "I was with a colleague from Parsons, and we had been discussing the will-she-or-won't-she-take-the-elevator question, so we ran over to the elevator bay to see if Anna would deign to get on. She wasn't there. Then we looked over the stairway railing. And what did we see but Anna being carried down the stairs. The bodyguards had made a fireman's lock and were racing her from landing to landing. She was sitting on their crossed arms." Adds Gunn: "I ran to the window to see if they would put her down on the sidewalk or carry her to the car like that. They carried her to the car. And I thought: I will never for get this." It's not the only instance of divalike behavior by a Vogue staffer: Gunn also writes of a run-in later that year with Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley at the New York Public Library at a panel discussion with photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and People editor Martha Nelson. Gunn, Nelson and Greenfield-Sanders went to sound-check, but Talley refused. Gunn writes: "When we return to the green room, we see that someone has spread a translucent barber's bib over Andre and he's reclining, his arms at his sides. He's being fed grapes and cubes of cheese one by one, like a bird in a nest." A spokesman for Vogue told Page Six, "Tim Gunn has a very vivid imagination.- NY Post

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lea T.

Last month, Riccardo Tisci added another layer of buzz to the mix following the unveiling of his latest Mert and Marcus-helmed Givenchy advert for fall. The designer’s fit model and longtime personal assistant, Lea T., was featured, alongside the likes of Joan Smalls and Mariacarla Boscono. Lea–lithe, delicate, and at least as striking as her peers–also happens to be transgender. Her inclusion in Tisci’s lineup shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone following sartorial or pop culture these days. In fact, signs point to faces (and bodies) like Lea T.’s becoming the wave of the future. For her part, the twentysomething, part-Brazilian Lea T. is exotic, supremely stylish on and off camera, and has ambitions beyond the modeling world (Tisci told WWD that she’ll be studying veterinary medicine in Milan). Regardless of whether she remains a fixture in the high fashion world, Lea T. will be regarded as a groundbreaker. Paradoxically perhaps, she will also be considered emblematic of a natural progression already in the works.- JC Report

Donatella Versace can't avoid the dreaded bingo wings as she bares her arms in sleeveless dress

Bingo wings: Despite a rigorous diet and exercise regime, Donatella Versace can't avoid crepey skin on her arms.-Daily Mail

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Patricia Kluge

Patricia Kluge, ex-wife of billionaire John Kluge, raised eyebrows when she set out to make wine on the same Virginia soil that had thwarted Thomas Jefferson’s efforts two centuries earlier. An armload of wine awards later, Kluge is selling the love.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sally Singer

Sally Singer, the features and fashion news editor at Vogue, the ear to Anna Wintour and regarded as one of the biggest talents in fashion publishing, is the new editor of T Magazine. - John Koblin

Carole White

Monday, June 7, 2010

Annie Leibovitz has learned to hunt for bargains since she refinanced a $24 million loan last year. The photographer just bought four Eames aluminum chairs for her office from Design Within Reach on Columbus Avenue. The price is about $8,000, according to lifestyle author Bruce Littlefield, but an insider said Leibovitz got a big discount because the chairs were on sale. But apparently the saving wasn't enough -- the shutterbug's rep said she's had second thoughts and is returning the merchandise. -NY Post
Funkuncle is a multinational corporation experimenting in Agriculture, Technology, Soft-Pornography and, most recently, Fashion.

Andy Clockwise

Friday, June 4, 2010

Wal-Mart to Offer Its Workers a College Program

The purveyor of inexpensive jeans and lawnmowers is dipping its toe into the online-education waters, working with a Web-based university to offer its employees in the United States affordable college degrees. The partnership with American Public University, a for-profit school with about 70,000 online students, will allow some Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club employees to earn credits in areas like retail management and logistics for performing their regular jobs. -NY Times

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Paulina Porizkova says it's tough on the ego not being famous anymore. In a blog post for, the once-hot model-actress writes: "No one but aliens can stay on top forever. I'm talking about you, Tom Cruise. And you, Madonna." She whines that after she got kicked off "Dancing With the Stars" and "my book failed to sell all that much, and I couldn't get on 'The View' no matter how much I begged, and I got fired from 'America's Next Top Model,' I spent the rest of the year feeling a bit sorry for myself while knitting and shouting comments at morning TV shows." Porizkova said D-list celebs are now forced to get fat or addicted to drugs, then seek redemption on reality TV: "The only place to go to now is a VH1 reality show, and if they won't have you, there is always Dr. Drew's rehab. What are fallen celebrities to do if they're too vain to get fat and too paranoid to get strung out on drugs? Knit and yell at morning TV for starters. And blog for free." -NY Post

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Brazilian bombshell, just re-named the world's top-earning model, is also the world's shrewdest businesswoman. -Dom Phillips

Marilyn Monroe Dress: Profiles in History 'Hollywood Auction 40' Preview from Jason DeBord on Vimeo.

Marilyn Monroe's "Blondes" Dress Heads to Auction. The superstarlet's gown from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" carries an estimate of $150,000 to $250,000. -ARTINFO