The Olsens Get Respect; The Other Side of André

• When you first heard the Olsen twins were breaking into fashion, you had a good laugh, didn't you? Well, it's been a few years since then and now "their success in a field as competitive as fashion is impossible to deny," says an enthusiastic Cathy Horyn today. Of course, it hasn't hurt that they're super-famous and worth a gazillion dollars either. [NYT]
• Things you didn't know about Vogue's André Leon Talley: He's partial to Juice Couture shorts at home, loves Uggs ("it's a cozy shoe"), and says The Golden Girls is his fave show on TV. [TONY]

• The recession hasn't been great for the premium denim market. (Translation: People are buying $60 pairs of jeans instead of $300 ones.) [WSJ]
• How is Sean Avery faring now that he's linked up with the men's label Commonwealth Utilities? Let's just say he's trying, okay? [NYT]
John Varvatos is opening a store at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. [WWD]
• Dasha Zhukova's first issue of Pop has four covers. [Fashionologie]
• Fashion's Night Out just got even more exciting: Tracy Anderson, the sketchy personal trainer to Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, is planning to mark the occasion with a demonstration at Diane von Furstenberg's store. [Cut]
• Speaking of personal trainers, we're going to assume most would not approve of Jessica Stam's gym attire in this fashion spread. [Modelina]
Vogue's website has been redesigned. [Vogue]
• Cintra Wilson got spanked for her JCPenney column a couple of weeks ago. Today she tries out a very different approach by lavishing praise on Jonathan Adler. "Your ability to appreciate Jonathan Adler is limited only by your joy intake valve," she writes. [NYT]
• Elle Macpherson's dog has landed a modeling contract. [Telegraph]