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  • Carine Roitfeld will release a preview of her new magazine CR Fashion Book as an insert in the upcoming issue of V Magazine, on newsstands July 5. The insert, called Issue 0, features Sebastian Faena's photography. Take a look at a behind-the-scenes video of Issue 0's creation here. [The Cut]
  • Speaking of magazines, Gisele Bundchen will appear on the cover of the July issue of Vogue Brasil. Patrick Demarchelier reportedly shot the graffiti-inspired cover and editorial in early June, around the same time rumors of Bundchen's second pregnancy first surfaced. [Made in Brazil]
  • The Alexander McQueen pieces featured in Daphne Guinness's clothing auction at Christie's are set to receive the highest bids tomorrow night. "The dresses and shoes offered here are classic McQueen," said the auction's curator Pat Frost. [Vogue UK]
  • Teen Vogue will release an app for the iPhone and iPod touch this week called Teen Vogue Insider, which will give readers access to exclusive content and discounts at retailers like Clinique and H&M. [PR Newswire]
  • Francisco Costa, Italo Zucchelli, and Ulrich Grimm — who designs Calvin Klein's shoes and accessories — are all recipients of the Accessory Council's designer of the year award this year. [WWD]
  • Net-a-Porter opened its first office outside of the United Kingdom this week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new headquarters in New York City. It also opened a distribution center in Mahwah, NJ, and plans to open an office in Hong Kong next year. [Catwalk Queen]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Barneys unveiled elements of its website redesign on Thursday and will launch the new site's full features on Monday. Next week, customers will be able to "favorite" products — similar to "liking" a page on Facebook — and share their favorites through social media channels. "We are not changing the DNA of Barneys but reviving the way we communicate with customers," said Barneys' chief merchant Daniella Vitale. [Barneys]
  • Rodarte has partnered with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to create costumes for an upcoming production of Don Giovanni. "The costumes are the kind of thing that you want to lift the music — you don't want to compete or kill it," said Kate Mulleavy. [Styleite]
  • Istituto Marangoni, the Milanese fashion school where Domenico Dolce learned his craft, is planning to open an outpost in Shanghai. "We are proud to accompany the developing process of the fashion system in China," said the new school's director, Tim Borgmann. [Material World]
  • A California judge granted class action status to a lawsuit against L'Oreal in which plaintiffs complain the brand didn't warn consumers that its Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum is flammable. Almost 10 million units of the serum have been sold in the United States since February 2008. [Fashion Etc.]
  • Net-a-Porter has turned out to be a good investment for Richemont, the luxury conglomerate that owns Cartier, Chloé, and Alaia. The brand's sales helped boost Richemont's profits by 43 percent to $1.9 billion in 2011. [Vogue UK]
  • St. John is looking for a new owner. The American brand, which is known for its suits and which has counted Angelina Jolie and Kate Winslet among its spokeswomen in recent years, has been owned by Vestar Capital Partners since 1999. [WWD]
Photo: Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet during London Fashion Week Fall 2012.
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