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Christian Louboutin calls his customers ‘sluttish,’ Demi Moore denies Photoshop work, Toronto toy company takes on Barbie

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The scandalous Demi Moore W cover

Christian Louboutin, the man who made six-inch heels the norm, describes his shoes as tarty, saying women sometimes buy them to feel more “sluttish.” These customers include prostitutes, who the designer says wear his shoes because they’re “super-chic.” When that inevitable Pretty Woman remake is shot, Louboutin would be the perfect candidate to supply those “super-chic” thigh-high vinyl boots Julia Roberts wore. [The Times]

Kate Moss is at it again. This time, the British model is being chastised for admitting that she tells herself that “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels,” a mantra frequently touted on pro–eating disorder Web sites. Sure, it was an incredibly stupid thing to say, but cut her some slack. She’s a well-documented cocaine user who used to date Pete Doherty. Clearly, her judgment wasn’t too sound to begin with. [BBC]

• Controversy has erupted over Demi Moore’s cover for W magazine. Observant critics claim the former Brat Packer’s head was Photoshopped onto the body of model Anja Rubik, who wore the skimpy Balmain number on the runway. Skeptics point to the similar pose of both women, Moore’s noticeably slim left hip, and her lack of wrinkles. Both Moore and the magazine deny that any “out of the ordinary” touch-ups occurred. Then again, Moore also denies ever having plastic surgery. [Daily Mail]

• Former Hills starlet Lauren Conrad is writing a guide to her personal style to be released in fall 2010. The synopsis: wear floor-length peasant dresses while pushing around racks of clothes, saying things like “I’m not sure if he, like, likes me. I mean, we’ve been hanging out a lot, but, like, I don’t know…,” and stare off into the distance while saccharine pop plays in the background. [People]

• Fans of Twilight can look like the characters without having a full-blown make-over. Boa, a boutique on Queen Street East, has a waiting list for a jacket by BB Dakota that Kristen Stewart’s character, Bella, wears in the movie. The sweater, a pale blue zip-up hoodie, won’t garner much sartorial praise from high-brow critics, but at $80, it might be the cheapest way to snag your own Edward. [Toronto Star]

• Braving a visit to Calgary, such celebs as Jeremy Piven, Kristen Bell, Elisha Cuthbert and our Mad Men crush, Christina Hendricks, attended the gala opening of the city’s first flagship Holt Renfrew store. We’re not fans of store parties (save for the free alcohol) or Calgary in November, for that matter, but we would have gladly hopped on a plane and finagled an invite, if only for an audience with Joan Holloway. [Fashion]

• Not long ago, fur was a sartorial faux pas—remember the supermodel “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” PETA ads?—but recently it’s been seen on the runways and on the backs of fashion icons. It’s largely thanks to a company called Kopenhagen Fur, which supplies designers with free “ethical” fur for runway shows, which is why faux fur items are popping up in knockoff retailers like H&M. Unlike peep-toe booties and sleeveless coats, this trend is just the remedy for Toronto winters. [Guardian]

• Barbie is seeing some stiff competition from Toronto toymaker Spin Master’s Liv and Moxie dolls. The dolls sport such casual basics as jean jackets, cardigans and leggings; the Spin Master team scours H&M, Forever 21 and even Teen Vogue to make sure their charges are wearing current fashions. We just hope Liv and Moxie’s clothes fit Barbies; we remember our Jem doll’s outfits never did. [Globe and Mail]

• In an apparent effort to bring snobbery back to the world of fashion, German fashion line VonRosen is selling clothes by invitation only. Hopeful shoppers looking to wear its items can send an e-mail to the company explaining why they would like to shop there. The founder, David Von Rosen, says that with so many luxury brands opening so many stores worldwide, all the exclusivity has gone out of high-end retail: “It’s so obvious it’s all about the money. The luxury brands try to squeeze every last penny from customers.” VonRosen, which charges 450 Euro ($675 U.S.) for a sweater, is obviously only in fashion for selfless reasons. [New York Times]

 

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