Quickies: Obama Calls Out Kanye West & $30 Million Bail Set For Accused Kidnapper

  • President Obama becomes the “Condemner-in-Chief,” weighing in on Kanye West at the VMAs: “He’s a jackass.” [TMZ] — Sure, that’s what a lot of Americans are saying, Mr. President — but aren’t you supposed to be busy trying to get us health care?
  • Bail has been increased exponentially to $30 million for Jaycee Lee Dugard‘s alleged kidnapper . [Folsom Telegraph]

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Anna Wintour’s Office: A Label-Whore Breakdown

Many of us have seen photos of Anna Wintour‘s office at this point—and it was most famously copied for “The Devil Wears Prada” (though she’s since redecorated to banish any similarities, we hear)—but what really makes up the chic space? Like, can we be label whores for a minute? Indeed, because Apartment Therapy has a piece-by-piece breakdown of its contents! (Based on the above screenshot from “The September Issue” and a few “60 Minutes” clips.) Check out all the interior details, after the jump!

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Today’s Lady News: Annie Le’s Murderer Might Be A Yale Lab Tech

  • A Yale University lab technician is the focus of a police investigation in the murder of School of Medicine grad student Annie Le, 24. Cops say the suspect works in the same building as Le, failed a lie detector test, and had scratches on his body which could be the result of a struggle. Le went missing one week ago today and had planned to marry Jonathan Widawsky, 24, a Columbia University grad student, this weekend. [NY Daily News]
  • An Australian couple will go on trial for purchasing the abortion pill, also known as RU486, over the internet and carrying out an abortion at their home. Tegan Leach, 19, and her boyfriend, Sergie Brennan, bought the pills online from Russia to use last December. Leach faces seven years in jail for the abortion, while her boyfriend faces less time for helping procure the pill. In Queensland, Australia, where the couple lives, abortions are not allowed except to save the life of the mother. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • The Respect For Marriage Act was introduced to the House of Representatives today. The act would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 federal law signed by President Clinton. DOMA defined marriage as between a man and a woman and allows states where gay marriage isn’t recognized to discriminate against gay couples who were legally married in other states. [Miami Herald]
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    I Love This Book About Style

    Everyone went gaga over the release of The Sartorialist‘s book when it hit shelves last month, but how did the people featured in blogs and books like Scott Schuman’s become so stylish in the first place? Out today, Amanda Brooks’ book I Love Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style breaks down the elements of style so you can develop your own. Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: Aretha Franklin Finally Covers Up The Girls

    Aretha Franklin has been known for showing off her ample bosom in recent years, but she covered up her cleavage for a stroll in Central Park. Now, if only she’d do something about the clashing animal prints of her dress and hat. [NYC, 9/14/09] Keep reading »

    Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Scarlett Johansson To Kid Cudi

    It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin! And honey, there are some pretty sweet releases this week. ScarJo and Pete Yorn make up a breakup, Muse finds resistance is futile, Megadeth unleashes the beast, Drake shows us “Degrassi” is greener on the other side, Mason Jennings raises his family record, and we’re over the moon about Kid Cudi. So, let’s get into the groove, after the jump! Keep reading »

    Elle UK Dresses Up The Underground With Designer Ads For Fashion Week

    London Fashion Week is about to be a quarter-century old! (Insert joke here about quarter-life crises.) For its 25th anniversary, Elle UK is sponsoring a huge ad campaign, which went up today in tube stations all over the city. Having commissioned 25 designers to make posters, it’s clear the magazine gave the artists free reign on what they could dream up, because most don’t even reference Fashion Week. Matthew Williamson’s design features a tie-dye print; Mulberry came up with a crafty “Love” slogan with a peace sign as the O; Paul Smith’s illustration features different colored hangers intertwined in a squiggly mess.

    What we’re really finding awesome, however, is Henry Holland’s take (above), “25 yrs of L.F.W. and all you get is this lousy poster,” which inadvertently pokes fun at London Fashion Week’s struggle to keep up with Paris and New York. Check out some of the other Elle posters after the jump! [Elle UK] Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: Don’t Make Me Cut You

    A fierce model in urban warrior garb and temporary tribal tattoos works the runway at Rodarte spring 2010 during New York Fashion Week. [NYC, 9/15/09] Keep reading »

    The Top 10 Lamest Celebrity Apologies

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    What Editors, Models, And Designers Are Gettin’ Drunk On During Fashion Week

    So, the editors don’t actually have time to stop and sip them, but all kinds of somehow-got-in-the-door-but-why-are-they-here? types in the tents are swilling free booze in between doing whatever it is they’re doing in there. What are they drinking? We know we’ve spotted Moet here and there, but the harder stuff is Akvinta Vodka, the official sponsor of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The cocktail they’re serving is called the “Gold Cooler” and it actually sounds really good. Just for fun — it’s always happy hour somewhere! — we thought we’d share the recipe, after the jump. Keep reading »

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