Clippings: Models without Makeup Edition

- Peter Lindbergh shot a series of supermodels without makeup for the September issue of Bazaar. Most depressing? They still look ridiculously hot. Sigh. []

- Forget the grammys, forget the tours, Jay-Z insists his biggest accomplishment was founding Rocawear, which turns 10 this year. [WWD]

- Mark your calendars: The September Issue opens next Wednesday, and Anna Wintour will be on the David Letterman show the following Monday, August 24. [Fashionologie]

- No big surprise: the retailers that are pulling ahead in a tough economy are the lower-priced, mass-market ones, like Wal-Mart and Kohl's. [WWD]

- No big surprise part II: the magazine thriving in the recession is a cheap, tabloid weekly (Us Weekly). [WWD]

- Icky, icky, icky blogger Perez Hilton is apparently launching a new site for 20-something women called "Coco Perez." If his taste in hair color is any indication, we won't exactly be turning to the blog for beauty advice. [Jezebel]

- The buzz surrounding the October 1 launch of Jil Sander's Uniqlo line continues with the unveiling of its first promotional images. [WWD]

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