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1) Jessica Simpson: Apparel, shoes, beauty—apparently, the Jessica Simpson label just isn't big enough. As such, the pop star's line will begin producing intimates for spring 2009, under a licensing deal with Muse Creative Group. Simpson told WWD,
"It is the first thing you put on...If you start with something that fits correctly and is comfortable and fashionable, it will only complement your look." She also thinks panty lines are a big problem: "That is why I am including, in my collection, a stylish assortment of shapewear that women will love." And men will love the ads. [WWD, subscription req]
2) Lindsay Lohan: More on Lohan's 6126 leggings line. Per WWD, the collection "includes footless tights cut out of Supima cotton and Modal ribbed knits and other fabrics spruced up with foil prints, yarn dyes and screen prints. Also bound to appeal to Eighties-obsessed club kids are 6126's legwarmers and a foot accessory dubbed the ankle glove." It's already sold to Fred Segal, Hillary Rush and Revolveclothing.com, and wholesales from $20-$75 (so double that, plus some for retail). Per the fash trade Lohan has also "teamed up with fashion and beauty pros Kristi Kaylor and Sarah Haynes Heath to start a Beverly Hills brand development company called Stay Gold LLC," along with Lohan's friend Jenni Muro. Kaylor is "a principal in singer Mandy Moore's clothing brand Mblem, and Heath...was a founding member of Hard Candy and currently works with Smashbox Cosmetics." So expect more Lindsay-branded merch on the horizon. [WWD, subscription req]
3) Jesse James: Who knew Kiehl's was so into motorcycles? Per an email blast "In honor of our longtime passion for motorcycling, we invite you to enter and win two tickets to the exclusive celebration of the official unveiling of Kiehl's Custom Chopper—designed and built by Jesse James of West Coast Choppers." You gotta go into a Kiehl's to enter the drawing for the Tuesday, June 24 event from 7pm-9pm at Kiehl's in Santa Monica. Alright. This is all in conjunction with the limited-edition Jesse James dopp kit now available, $66 for "Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap, Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment and a deluxe sample of Ultimate Strength Hand Salve," which is a pretty good deal. [Racked Inbox]