9AM News: Kate Winslet ain't afraid of wrinkles, plus Vivienne Westwood on her designs

22 July 2009

Kate Winslet

You sure can't call Kate Winslet vain. She apparently asks producers to retouch movie posters to make her look more, not less, wrinkly. Why: ‘I'd rather be the woman they're saying "She's looking older" than "She's looking stoned".' [Daily Mail]

A strong contender for quote of the week already: ‘In Italy they take cheap cloth and make it look expensive, but I take expensive cloth and make it look cheap. They just don't understand' - Vivienne Westwood. [Guardian]

One reason to wish winter would be here already. Doc Martens are collaborating with Comptoir des Cotonniers. The result is light grey and gorgeous. [Fashionista]

Designer Jason Wu wasn't always so in demand. His summer job was as a waiter. ‘During high school, I used to fly back home in the summer to Taiwan for a few months and wait tables at a BBQ restaurant around the corner from my house. What they say is true – logging long hours in the food service industry really does teach you the value of hard work!' [Style]

Meanwhile, jewellery designer Lara Bohinc is nonchalant about getting First Lady fashion approval. ‘I'm flattered that Samantha Cameron has some pieces of mine because she always looks great, as does Michelle – so warm and strong – but I don't understand why people get so hung up on famous people wearing their stuff,' she says of the statement cuff Sam Cam gave Michelle as a gift at the G20. [Independent]

It's not all doom and gloom in the economy. Hermès profits are up 12% after strong demand for their ‘iconic' ‘investment-piece' bags. It's all right for some... [WWD]


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