Paul McCartney Stars in PETA Campaign; Opening Ceremony Cannot Be Ignored

Crunchy! Photo: Courtesy of PETA

• Veggie designer Stella McCartney's dad, Paul, is the new face of PETA. [British Vogue]

• If the secret wasn't out, it sure is now: Eric Wilson says downtown boutique Opening Ceremony "may be the most influential place in retail at the moment." [NYT]

• Nicky Hilton's Nicholai line shown at L.A. Fashion Week was "more mature and confident" than last season, but suffered "from a lack of quality fabrics." [British Vogue]

• The bow tie is back! Um, yay? [NYT]

• Men spend less time and more money when shopping online. They also return less stuff. [WSJ]

• The Vanity Fair photo exhibit at London's National Portrait Gallery is gag-worthy. [Guardian]

Roberto Cavalli didn't know he donated auction items to the American Museum of Natural History's Winter Dance until he got there and one of his handlers told him. At the same event Charlize Theron called herself "the sexiest woman alive." Rub it in! [WWD]

• There may be a job opening at Portfolio.com: Fashion writer Laura Goldstein Crowe is leaving the Website after just a year. The gig held her over while she wrote the unauthorized Jimmy Choo story and helped her learn about the Internet. [WWD]

• The ad for the new Urban Outfitters opening on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn indicates the store doesn't really understand Brooklyn. No, really. [Gothamist]