Zooey De-sue-nel

Zooey Deschanel Shoes
Steve Madden (aka sometimes cute, sometimes fatal) is being sued by Zooey Deschanel for $2 million over a breached agreement in which Madden was to endorse a “Zooey shoes and accessories” line (the price is the deal plus interest and legal fees). The lawsuit has been filed under a “breach of contract” and reports that her agent secured a deal for her – which was subsequently reduced to $1.5 million – that would allow the footwear company to use her name and image for said line. The complaint alleges that on 13th October, Steve Madden “breached and repudiated” the new deal without explanation and refused to pay. Deschanel was told she would be paid regardless of whether the line came to fruition…which it obviously hasn’t.

Gogo, Coco

Coco Rocha Elle Italia Italy
Elle Italia has used their magazine as an outlet for some Coco crazy. The spotlight is definitely shining on supermodel Coco Rocha, who not only fronts the January 2011 issue with a playful Gretel-like image from Alexei Hay but also has three leading editorials in the issue. You go, girl.

The Carine Roitfeld Saga

Carine Roitfeld French Vogue
The rumours are true: Carine Roitfeld is resigning from French Vogue. After 10 years at the helm of the rock and roll-esque fashion magazine, Roitfeld has announced she is stepping down as Editor-in-Chief by saying “- it’s 10 years that I’m editor of the magazine. I think it’s time to do something different.”

Roitfeld confirmed that she had informed Jonathan Newhouse, CEO of Conde Nast International, of her decision to pursue new projects. “I have no problem with Jonathan, and he understood me very well. I had so much freedom to do everything I wanted. I think I did a good job. When everything is good, maybe I think it’s the time to do something else. I have no plan at all.”

The Parisian’s replacement will announced in the coming weeks. Ten bucks on Emmanuelle Alt.

Natalie Portman Is Black Swan…Again

Natalie Portman Black Swan Vogue
We can all smell the Oscar for Black Swan already. Natalie Portman transformed audience’s minds from voyeurs to participants. This said, January Vogue‘s portrayal of her in “Spreading Her Wings” might be dangerously literal in respect to ballet photography. You can’t deny the simplistic beauty from the pairing of photographer Peter Lindbergh and stylist Tonne Goodman either way. Continue reading