•Nicole Richie happily continues her empire building, launching a fragrance to complement her wildly popular accessories and clothing line, House of Harlow.
Apparently the scent will be, “cool, classy, with an edge,” just like her. (WWD)
• Here’s a peek at one of the few shows on OWN you’ll actually want to watch. In this clip of Tom Ford‘s documentary set to air Sunday, October 21, he talks about the morning after he left Gucci. He says: “I didn’t know who I was, I didn’t know what I was supposed to be.” Ah, I know, Tom, life can be so confusing when you’re not constantly jetting from city to fabulous city. (StyleCaster)
• Butt modeling: it’s an actual thing for audiences outside King and Smooth magazines. And Victoria’s Secret model Chrissy Teigen claims it’s harder than it looks: “I was a backside model for Victoria’s Secret’s website and it ended up being the most painful thing I have done. It’s the four little pictures of different angles if you click on a picture of a bottom — they have people come in and do that. No face involved, just butt. I had to pop my butt out the entire time and I remember that my back was in the most pain of my entire life.” But before you feel too sorry for her, she notes: “Let’s face it– it’s not that difficult to be a swimsuit model” No kidding. (Stylelist)
• If you were interested in watching four and a half minutes of Rihanna making out with some guy who looks eerily like Chris Brown, watch her music video for “We Found Love.” Also: who lights ten joints at once? Wouldn’t one suffice? At least she looks cute! (Rihanna VEVO)
• Here goes WWD getting us all excited again, speculating about Marc Jacobs‘ possible move to Dior:“Negotiations with Marc Jacobs . . . to become Dior’s next couturier have been progressing, sources said this week. It is understood . . . Phoebe Philo remains the preferred candidate to succeed Jacobs at Vuitton, should the American designer conclude a deal with Dior.” (Fashionologie)
• Looks like New York may have no choice but start fashion week a little bit earlier this September. Diane Von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA has reportedly “[P]roposed to Mr. Boselli that New York ‘bite the bullet’ next year and move its dates earlier, in exchange for a formal agreement about 2013 and beyond.” Honestly, with Milan’s unwillingness to budge, this sounds like the best solution considering the circumstances. (NYTimes)