Retail Employees Are Stealing More; Heather Mills Unveils ‘Austin Powers Couture’

A jubilant look from Heather Mills's fashion show.

• The number of shoplifting incidents and internal stealing by employees at retail stores rose by 7.3 percent in 2008, most likely because of the recession. Thieves are also stealing more merchandise. [WWD]

Phillip Lim, Lutz & Patmos, Behnaz Sarafpour, Chris Benz, Band of Outsiders, and Costello Tagliapietra are among the 28 designers who joined together to file a lawsuit against the Chicago retailer Jake for $516,000 worth of alleged unpaid orders. [WWD]

• Heather Mills recently staged a fashion show for her new ecofriendly line Be@One. described the line as "Austin Powers couture." [Ecorazzi via Racked]

Max Azria is confirmed to make an appearance on the forthcoming CW drama about models The Beautiful Life. Other cameos include Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. [StyleWatch/People]

• As part of Beyoncé's world takeover, House of Deréon will expand into Greece for the spring 2010 season. [WWD]