We're not the biggest fans of Beyoncé's cover for GQ -- not very interesting, as far as we're concerned -- but as usual, she looks fantastic.
Speaking of Beyoncé, designer Ruben Singer told Glamour that she and Solange are "the only celebrities that always dry clean and send clothes back in a box, with a hand-written thank you note. They are true ladies." Now we know!
Here's a sort-of newish take on the "Brooklyn is hip" story: the New York Observer wrote a piece on "rough-luxe" (aka hand-made or things that are made in small batches from Greenpoint). Our favorite facepalm-y quote comes from a luxury pillow-maker: "Upper East Side women love to have almost a safari in Brooklyn, to walk through my studio and the piles of fabric and little threads or feathers clinging to their Chanel." Oy. [via Fashionista]
Doo-Ri Chung, who left her own company, Doo. Ri a few months ago, was just named Creative Director of Vince! [via Fashionista]
Fashion photographer Bon Duke directed this ethereal new music video by up-and-coming artist Vandana Jain. The song, "Men With Sticks," comes from her debut EP, Vandamner, and you can catch her at Glasslands on 1/15. Side note: we want those shredded paper costumes. [via Press Release]
Three's a trend: Chris Benz and Cacharel are both forgoing their respective fashion weeks to work on their brands, and there's speculation that Katie Holmes' brand, Holmes & Yang, will also be taking a break. [via fashionologie]
Naomi Campbell told Elle that she's aware that no one will ever forget her phone-throwing incident, acknowledging "I'm never gonna get away from it. It's part of my history. I was remorseful and regretful. I've served. I did that time. And I never want to be in that position again." We're glad that she knows and yes, she'll never get away from it and shouldn't because it's kind of amazing. [via fashionologie]
The Paleos "barefoot" chain-mail running shoe is a thing that actually exists. [via Boing Boing]