Morning Java: Hirst Layoffs, Gonzo Fashion, and Beyoncé Gets Fierce

amlinks_refinery_29_1125Take a look at the fear, loathing, and Converse in Hunter S. Thompson's closet. (Black Book)
Due to the challenging economy, Damien Hirst cuts his staff in half… then preserves them in formaldehyde. (Slam X Hype)
We want our avant-garde fashion. We want hot meals more. (The Cut)
Are the tents in danger? (Fashionologie)
A fitting reaction to a calendar featuring Ann Coulter rocking fur. (236)
Explaining and embracing Beyoncé's split-personality fashion. (Huffington Post)
Fabric that's not just waterproof, but wet proof. (PSFK)
Diane von Furstenberg, beautiful just the way she is. (Vogue UK)
Fashion firms are even cutting back on the necessities—car services, planes, thread. (WWD)