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

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