Fashion news: World-weary teens, Tamara Mellon may sell Jimmy Choo, and Ralph Lauren’s new catalogue, er, kids’ book

We’d like to direct your attention to the self-professed “gothic counterpoint to Tavi,” French wunderkind Charles Guislain. Though he doesn’t have a blog, his sense of style has turned enough heads to land him in Italian Vogue and turn him into a YouTube sensation. At 17, he says he is already tired of Europe: “I need to escape European life. I am a little bored with this now.” Le sigh! [The Cut]

Based on Kate Moss‘s street style and runway shows by the likes of Givenchy, Céline and Jean Paul Gaultier, this fashion forecaster believes we’ll all be wearing sheer black pantyhose come fall. [Telegraph]

Kate Moss by the way, has been receiving attention for her latest hobby of making jam. Perhaps that explains the grandmotherly stockings. [The Sun via Racked]

In the recent Naomi Campbell blood diamond trial, Mia Farrow recently took the stand with a testimony that contradicted Campbell’s. Apparently, Campbell gushed to Farrow about receiving a single, huge diamond in the middle of the night, but in Campbell’s testimony she says she received multiple “small, dirty-looking stones” and that she didn’t know what these “kind of dirty-looking pebbles” were. [Jezebel]

Jimmy Choo CEO Tamara Mellon, who owns one fifth of the company, is considering selling the shoe empire, which would net her about US$160 million. [The Cut]

Oh this is fun! The folks at Fashionista have created a little game of Courtney Love or Taylor Momsen guess who. It’s harder than you’d think, considering Momsen’s “borrowing” of Courtney’s style has caused Courtney to have an absolute twit-fit: “shut the F— up you overpriveliged bratty bitch…i dont watch tv or read teen mags and gossip rags so i wouldnt know, do NOT still “like my music”please.” [Fashionista]

According to surveys, the number of girls wearing makeup in high school is sinking, while that of girls in elementary school and middle school is on the rise. Apparently, 18 per cent of girls between the ages 8 and 12 are wearing mascara on a daily basis. With role models like good ol’ Taylor Momsen wearing enough eye makeup to resemble a panda, it’s easy to be a little confused.  [Parent Central]

And while we’re scolding our kids for being too adult-like, Ralph Lauren is releasing a bedtime story for kids, and yes, they can click on the characters they like to buy their outfits online. [Quill and Quire]

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