The Dawning of Vogue TV, Narciso's Lament
  • Vogue's dip in the shallow waters of reality TV is upon us: Model.Live will follow the adventures of three IMG models as they work New York, London, Milan, and Paris fashion weeks. It would make for compelling viewing if it weren't for the fact that all the drugs, bulimia, and sleaze will no doubt be edited out. [Vogue.TV]
  • Narciso Rodriguez isn't thrilled about the rate at which his business is growing, blaming "this Bush mess," but will be raising his profile with a perfume launch in January. [WWD]
  • Are mandals appropriate office wear? Heavens no, says Tim Gunn: "If anyone were to find me in a business suit and flip-flops in midtown, I hope that they would hit me with a taxi, because someone has taken over my brain." [NYDN]
  • The first issue of Patrick McMullan's iTunes-exclusive magazine, PMc, is out September 8th and will feature "Charlotte Ronson's new fall line, Donna Karan's philanthropy Urban Zen," and, unfortunately, writing by Nanny Diaries author Nicola Kraus and Molly Jong-Fast. [MarketWatch]