Photo courtesy of Leda & St. Jacques.
Sad news, fashion fans: Betsey Johnson has filed for bankruptcy. Forbes is reporting that the filing will likely result in the loss of 350 jobs, and the closure of Johnson’s 63 stores. This has been a really sad month for the style industry—first Fashion Television gets canceled, now poor Betsey’s closing up shop? Are we in fashion bizarro world? Will we be seeing paparazzi shots of Anna Wintour in sweatpants soon? [Forbes]
Alistair Carr is out as the creative director of Pringle of Scotland after just over a year in the position. Apparently it was a “mutual decision” and Carr will still direct the brand’s fall campaign. I was lucky enough to score an invite to the Pringle show during London Fashion Week last season, and thought the collection was beautiful. It also got great reviews from all the major fashion critics. So…who’s got the dirt on why Carr decided to leave? Anyone? Bueller? [Vogue UK]
Coco Rocha is blogging mad, y’all. The supe is furious at ELLE Brasil for photoshopping their cover to make her look nearly nude under a dress. “[I] recently discovered that the body suit was Photoshopped out to give the impression that I am showing much more skin than I actually was or am comfortable with,” she wrote on her personal website Wednesday. “This was specifically against my expressed verbal and written direction.” Not cool, ELLE Brasil. [Oh So Coco]
Now, let’s catch up with former Rachel Zoe Project assistants Taylor Jacobson and Brad Goreski. Recently, each deposed stylist was asked (separately) whether they’d patched things up with Zoe. “No,” says Jacobson. How ’bout you, Brad? “I am not trying anymore. I’m over it.” Okay, good to know. Moving on… [Fashionista, NBC ]
Now, a moment with Simon Doonan. “There’s a horrible epidemic of man boobs, and I keep telling—people are clutching their man boobs now, I can see it!” Doonan told Conan O’Brien while promoting his new book Gay Men Don’t Get Fat. “Man boobs are like hyenas, and mosquitos, and red ants, and sharks. They don’t need to exist. They’re horrible. So I’m on a one-man campaign to rid the world of man boobs. A lot of straight dudes, they don’t care, they’re, like, farting and watching TV.” [Huffington Post]
And finally, because it’s Friday, here’s an adorable video of a cat enjoying an electric neck massage. Awwww. [Jezebel]