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Lindsay Lohan's Got a Brand-new Ad

LiLo is the new face of the pop-up Visa Swap shop in London. Yes, it's random — but it involves shopping and charity, so what's not to like?

The Tribeca Grand: Now With More Butt

Okay, this is an ad for the Tribeca Grand that a Mark over at Copyranter clipped out of City magazine. Our questions include the following: 1) Where is, exactly, the Tribeca Grand in this picture? 2) Are we to infer, from the sheet this woman is wielding, that your massage therapists at the Grand will be naked? 3) And seductively Asian? 4) Who in Tribeca is driving a wood-paneled Buick station wagon, like the one on the lower right? 5) And is she barefoot on cobblestones downtown? Ew! TriBeCa Grand Hotel apparently offers Naked Turndown Service. [Copyranter]

New York ‘Times’ to Wonder How Bloggers Stay Alive

When we received a voice mail last week from Kim Severson of the New York Times, saying that she wanted to interview us, our natural response was one of delight. Was the topic to be hamburgers or our upcoming book on same? Or perhaps the larger topic of meat? Or perhaps the ongoing efforts of Grub Street? It was with giddy fingers that we dialed Severson’s number only to find out that the lady was writing an article on how fat and unhealthy food bloggers are, and to ask us, in so many words, why we were still alive. Apparently, bloggers aren’t the trenchermen they once were: Off the Broiler’s Jason Perlow recently had some serious health problems, and even Steven “the Fat Guy” Shaw of eGullet has gotten on the austerity program. But, as we told Severson, the day we start eating salad she’s welcome to our place at the table. Grub Street may cost us the vitality of our once-springy carcass, but by God the work will go on!

Jill Stuart Ditches Lindsay Lohan for Hilary Swank

Though much of the world still hasn't gotten enough Lindsay Lohan since her nude Marilyn Monroe–inspired pictorial, designer Jill Stuart has. In May 2007 Lohan was the first celebrity to appear in a Jill Stuart campaign; though she never reappeared, the designer said she might. Rumor has it, however, that the brand now has its eyes on Hilary Swank, which would explain the Oscar winner's front-row appearance at Stuart's show during Fashion Week.

Keith Richards Models for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton is bringing out its grungy side. Annie Leibovitz shot Keith Richards for the brand's "core values" campaign, which aims to remind consumers of the brand's signature monogram luggage and balance its fashion-driven ads.

YSL Takes Met Opera Under Its Wing for Four Years

This just in: Coming hot on the heels of yesterday's well-received < ahref="http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2008/fall/main/europe/womenrunway/yvessaintlaurent/">Yves Saint Laurent show, the maison has announced a four-year sponsorship of New York's Metropolitan Opera — one the biggest philanthropic moves in the house's history.

Supima Cotton Gives NYC Its Own Cotton Field

Supima Cotton is opening up a pop-up store in Soho on March 14, featuring pieces by fifteen contemporary designers like AG Adriano Goldschmied, Three Dots, Gilded Age, and Zooey. And what's a store opening, really, without a crazy promotional campaign? Before the store flings open its doors they plan to promote it with — we shit you not — a cotton field on the corner of Broadway and Houston.

The Best of the New Spring Campaigns

After seeing the dazzling new Nina Ricci ads yesterday, we were reminded of how refreshing it can be to see the pretty, new spring campaigns. Our five favorites: 1. Lanvin: With the impressive trio of Alber Elbaz, Steven Meisel and Olga Sherer, it’s no wonder this tops our list. In the campaign's latest installment, Sherer’s pouty raspberry lips contrast nicely with a lemon cocktail dress. Dazzling, bold jewelry and clear glasses push the eye-catching image even further.

Katrina Survivors Score a Sundance Hit

Two days before Katrina hit, small-time hustler, sometime drug dealer, and non-stop motormouth Kim Roberts bought a used video camera for twenty bucks. Then she filmed as she and her husband helped 25 neighbors survive and escape the waters.