Tod’s transformed its Beverly Hills boutique into an Italian garden Wednesday afternoon to celebrate its new tome “Italian Touch.” Hosts Debra Messing, Brooke Davenport, Alexandra Kimball, Crystal Lourd, Jamie Tisch and Jeanne Yang brought their kids along to shop, plant mini herb gardens and sit for portraits by Roxanne Lowit. “Everyone’s going to have the same Christmas card this year,” said Tisch.
Messing, who is the newest ambassador for YouthAIDS (a portion of the afternoon’s proceeds benefited the charity), said, “Italians have exquisite taste, celebrate everything that’s beautiful, and they’re also very practical. Tod’s bags last forever.”
A good thing considering the junior contingent, whose fingers were sticky with cupcake icing and milk shakes. “We actually made the drink straws narrower to limit their liquid intake,” said a Tod’s staffer.
“Gwyneth Paltrow in the new Tod’s ad is draped in fur! PETA is already up in arms, and they’re trying to hit her where it hurts by bringing Apple into it. The organization told the Independent: “Gwyneth Paltrow won’t be the apple of her daughter’s eye if she continues to flaunt fur.”
PETA says it hasn’t received a response from Paltrow, even though they’ve sent her letters and videos “showing how animals suffer for fur.” So apparently they’re not coming up with new tactics to make people feel bad about fur. The vegetarian charity Viva! is also upset with Paltrow. Its spokesperson says: “There is nothing feminine about inserting an electrode into the anus of a terrified and struggling fox and then electrocuting it. Ms Paltrow is an actress â€” and seemingly a particularly stupid one at that.”
Alrighty then! Guess who else is supposedly “furious” with Paltrow? Stella McCartney, a vegetarian and friend of Paltrow’s who doesn’t use fur in her designs. Indeed Gwynny has lots of famous veggie friends, like Moby the vegan. Her hubby, Chris Martin, was even voted the world’s sexiest vegetarian, making Gwyneth’s fur modeling that much more peculiar. But whether or not we’re anti-fur, we have hard time knocking a girl who does whatever she damn well pleases.”