RAD HOURANI'S SECOND TRY
Unisex-chic up and coming designer Rad Hourani says his new line of basics is less dictated by the current economy and more for versatility. Says Hourani, "I wanted something I could wear everywhere, anytime." Though, the line's prices are not even close to fast fashion retailer prices, it's still less expensive than his core collection at 500 to $5,000 a pop.
[WWD]

COSMETIC PROCEDURES TO BENEFIT ALL
The Senate Finance Committee is considering a 10 percent surtax on voluntary vanity fix-ups like tummy tucks, Botox, and liposuction to help pay off the estimated trillion dollar tab required to provide health care for the nation.
[Allure]

UNCLE KARL KNOWS TECH
Often seen in his signature leather gloves and pony tail, the Chanel creative director shows he's up on the latest technology and understands the need for a rockin' alternative way to carry our iPhones. With all of his photography work, maybe he should make a glove for his camera as well.
[TrendHunter]

RON BURGUNDY'S NIKE DUNKS

If you're trying to place the name Ron Burgundy, think 70's star newscaster, and then Will Farrell. That's right, the comedian's fictional suave star joined the ranks of Kanye in the sneaker business. Sort of. A Japan store is selling Nike Dunk's inspired by Ron Burgundy's "Anchorman" style.
[Men.Style.com]

DOLCE & GABBANA AXES ARRESTED PUBLICIST

The power house Italian fashion label confirmed that arrested publicist, Ali Wise is no longer an employee there. She is due back in court October 19th to face charges of computer trespass for hacking into socialite Nina Freudenberger's voice mail.
[WWD]