Fashion Roundup: Candace Bushnell Defends Herself; Tamara Mellon’s New Gig; Stella McCartney Takes a Stand

Candace Bushnell is insisting that the use of designer labels in her writing is about women’s identities, not dropping brand names. [Vogue UK]

“Not interested,” said Christian Louboutin, when asked if he might ever expand into designing clothes. [Vogue UK]

After bringing success to her own brand of Jimmy Choo and helping revive Halston, Tamara Mellon has been named the director of Revlon cosmetics. [FWD]

The September issues of major magazines like Vogue, W, and Cosmopolitan will have fewer ad pages. That’s bad for them, but maybe it means they’ll be less back-breakingly heavy. [WSJ]

The Gap has axed its European design team in an effort to cut costs. [WWD]

Stella McCartney will not have her lingerie used in a fur ad. [Telegraph]

Goth is back! (In the U.K., at least.) [The Independent]