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Robyn Lawley has been getting noticed lately as a fresh face in plus-size modeling, appearing in ads for Chantelle, Barneys New York and Mango's new plus-size line. But actually, she'd prefer that everyone stop calling her a plus-size model.
Yes, before anyone says anything, that is a plus-size model. (I know, I know.) As a fan of Mango's particular type of sexually liberated woman wear, I'm excited. You know what they say: the shorter the skirt, the closer to god.
Last August Zara factories were busted for slave-like working conditions for undocumented workers from Peru and Bolivia; now there's an in-depth look at the La Coruña, Galicia headquarters of Inditex, the company that owns the fast-fashion brand. An Istanbul-based writer went inside the Zara and Zara Home warehouses…
Creepy. Kate Moss and Terry Richardson attend a party for the clothing brand Mango, Paris, May 17, 2011.
GQ promises its story will explain what the hell, exactly, Campbell was thinking on the stand at Charles Taylor's trial, but we're not expecting much given the mag didn't press Campbell on the subject during their last interview. [GQ UK]
Cindy Crawford pulls Tyra's patented couture pose on the cover of Vogue India's "Icons" issue. Cindy last popped up on the July cover of Elle Germany and made the front of April's L'Officiel. [Design Scene]
Judging from this ad, Avril Lavigne's perfume, Forbidden Rose, smells like eyeliner, cast iron, a decaying forest in winter, and an incongruous hair-bow like the ones your mother used to make you wear for family pictures. [TLF]
Emma Roberts says she meant to say only that putting her name on a clothing line would be tacky. Given Target isn't hurrying to offer lines to 19-year-olds without fashion experience, this strikes us as a fairly academic point. [@RobertsEmma]
Kate, in Harper's Bazaar: "I'm not really a fashion designer. I just love clothes. I've never been to design school. I can't sketch. I can't cut patterns...I can shorten things. I can make a dress out of a scarf." [JustJared]
Baleful, photogenic robot Scarlett Johanson paused in her daily quest to EXTERMINATE long enough for Mario Sorrenti to take her picture for this Spanish fashion label called Mango. [Nitrolicious]
Whitney Port isn't in Kell On Earth. And on Lauren Conrad: "We still keep in touch on a friendship level. But in terms of fashion we don't really talk about it anymore because we're not in the same arena." [PopEater]
Kate Moss says her motto is, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." [WWD]
Alicia Keys has a jewelry line; her bangles and rings come engraved with the words of the Japanese pseudoscientist Masaru Emoto. You can't make this up. [WWD]
Dana Thomas — author of Deluxe — wrote an excellent feature on the quagmire of the house of Versace. Thomas takes aim at Donatella and Santo Versace's resistance to change and ham-handed business decisions. It's a thrilling read. [Newsweek]
Vogue's Anna Wintour has been on a charm offensive — her contract is up, her movie is out, and she's been making the Letterman rounds. So why'd Carine Roitfeld choose today to plant/participate in a news-less fluff piece about herself?
R.J. Cutler's documentary about Anna And The Giant Magazine, The September Issue, may not really have a climax, but it has a number of great scenes. Like when designer Thakoon Panichgul (left/above) compares the Vogue editor to Madonna.
Katie Holmes can add another feather to her designing cap: creative-directing new uniforms for the Church of Scientology. Holmes and Tom Cruise apparently had creative oversight of the religion's new threads, offering direction to designer Richard Tyler. [Daily Mail]
Eva Mendes got all verklempt at a Cartier press conference talking about a charity that matches actors and musicians with sick kids. "Thank God for waterproof mascara," said the star of such films as Ghost Rider and 2 Fast 2 Furious. [WWD]
Gisele Bundchen garnered an estimated $25 million in the past year, notching up campaigns for everything from Dior to True Religion jeans. Rounding out Forbes' 10 top-earning models list are posers like Heidi Klum, Adriana Lima, Kate Moss and — the sole biracial model represented — Emanuela de Paula. [Forbes]