Women’s Wear Daily
04.19.2014
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Fashion Scoops: Vigilante Justice... Oscar's Aces... Brit Brigade...

Don't mess with Anna Sui. As her many fans and friends know, the designer is one tough chick, and she proved it at her show Monday by taking the law into her own hands.

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Well-aware that her ultrahealthy off-the-set diet can only compensate so much and her high metabolism isn't as high as it used to be, Lakshmi said, "Whenever we do fittings for the show, we always leave a few inches in case I gain a few."

DOESN'T IT FEEL GOOD?: Payless ShoeSource's Matt Rubel flew in to New York from the company's home base in Kansas City to see the Payless shoes for Lela Rose — and he received whopping praise. "Two of the dressers at Lela Rose came up to me and thanked me. I said 'why are you thanking me?' And they said 'because we can afford those!'" said Rubel. All the shoes, including leather-trimmed slingbacks and more casual ballet flats, retail for under $30. The company also has partnerships with Abaeté and Alice + Olivia. "The spectacular thing is watching this talent be platformed in a new category and create such amazing product," he added.

'CONFIRMED' BACHELORS NEED NOT APPLY: The casting producers over at ABC might do better to tailor the address lists they use when sending out mass e-mails for casting calls. A request for candidates for the next "The Bachelor" was recently sent to fashion editors. It read, "We are on the search again for the perfect candidate and I would love to talk with someone at your magazine about the possibility of becoming this season's pick! If you know of anyone who might be perfect (20s/30s, dynamic, attractive, successful in any career, single), please let me know."

Now, unless the show is taking a dramatic turn, one would assume the producers are also looking for a straight bachelor. At a fashion magazine? Good luck. Yes, it's cliché, but there is some truth to the notion that finding a straight man working at a fashion publication is as easy as getting Stefano Tonchi to wear socks. You'd think ABC understood that. After all, it is the network that shows "Ugly Betty."
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