The Demise of Te Cesan

    Natalie Portman: "Wow, I'm like, sad."

    Natalie Portman expressed sadness that Te Casan, home of her vegan shoe line, has shuttered their shop. It's another sign of the tough times that so many retailers, and designers, are facing in the constricting economic climate.

    She's not the only celebrity designer who might have to set up a table at the local farmer's market. Victoria Beckham's line has seen many troubled days, and Heidi Montag, that useless reality show blond (no, not Lauren Conrad, the other one who's still a woof-woof even after her well-documented plastic surgeries) had her line Heidiwood, discontinued. Even celebrity designer royalty like Sarah Jessica Parker is feeling the "bite" with her line, Bitten, looking for a new home now that Steve & Barry's has filed for bankruptcy.

    What do other celebrities think when their fellow designers run into money trouble? In the gallery, some celebrity designer reactions to Te Casan's demise.

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    Sarah Jessica Parker: "Join the club!"

    Bitten, SJP's affordable styles were distributed exclusively through Steve & Barry's, who recently announced they were closing their stores. Parker vowed to find a new home for the line.

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    Jennifer Lopez: "Ha! I told you to use fur."

    Lopez has come under fire (from those nutty PETA folk) for her use of fur and leather. But the Sweetface line continues to thrive, and no sign of her empire slowing down.

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    Lindsay Lohan: "Why are you talking to me? Leggings are totally different!"

    Despite predictions that her over the top leggings built in knee pads anyone? -- Lindsay's 6126 line, inspired by Marilyn Monroe who never wore leggings, (Lindsay: We don't know that!) has been a raging success.

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    Chloe Sevigny: "Bwhahahahahahahaha!"

    Quirky and eccentric are probably the two words most used to describe the daring Chloe Sevigny. Whether it's "simulating" oral sex on screen, or wearing more than one strong plaid at a time, Chloe is anything but shy.

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    Victoria Beckham: "It's just her, right? No one else? Not yet, anyway?"

    Victoria's live DvB has seen it's share of ups and downs. Amid rumors of deep discounts and discontinuations, Mrs. Beckham keeps muddling through. Cripes, it's not like she needs the money.

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    Lauren Conrad: "I wish you would stop calling me Heidi."

    Conrad's line of blah dresses at ridiculous prices somehow continues to survive. But we suspect that the onslaught of copies by Forever 21 and H&M will eventually erode away what little profit the Lauren Conrad Collection ever made.

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    Sienna Miller: "What does vegan mean? Is that like lesbian?"

    Twenty8twelve, the line by Sienna and her sister, continues to be available, but the buzz has died down considerably in the past few months perhaps because of Sienna's constant "Homewrecker" headlines. Or maybe because skulls are so, like, five years ago.

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    Kimora Lee Simmons: "GIRL! GET OVER HERE! I'LL HELP YOU!"

    The Baby Phat designer has more than proven she knows what her audience wants, and she knows how to give it to them. Smart partnerships, like with Hello Kitty, should further secure the future of her company. As long as she doesn't go spending it all on hair product and belts.

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    Heidi Montag: "Do I look pretty from this angle? Well how about this one? Wait, maybe this one!"

    For some inexplicable reason, this creature will not go away. Her fashion line, Heidiwood, (eyeroll) was discontinued because the parent company was going in a "different direction." Presumably that direction was somewhere like, east tasteful, west wearable or north not-so-slutty. Can someone tell her to go home now?

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