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  • H&M is bringing its line of affordable home goods — already available in Europe — to the US. The cheap-chic furnishings and decor will hit American stores in 2013. [WWD]
  • Valentino will be the subject of a retrospective due to open at London's Somerset House this November. Valentino: Master of Couture will focus on the Italian designer's 50-year career in couture and will feature over 130 iconic dresses. [Telegraph UK]
  • He's back. Kanye West will reportedly show his third womenswear collection in Paris this October. [Fashionista]
  • The Upper East Side is getting a visitor: Alexa Chung will appear on the sixth and final season of Gossip Girl. [Refinery29]
  • Natalia Vodianova is the face of Stella McCartney's Fall 2012 ad campaign; this is the third season in a row that the model has fronted the label. [Elle]
  • And in other Fall 2012 campaign news, Juicy Couture has tapped Karlie Kloss for its latest ads, which were photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. [Fashion Gone Rogue]
  • Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
    • Louis Vuitton is distancing itself from a venture called Machine Guns Vegas, which just launched a gun grip in the fashion house's multicolored monogram canvas. "Louis Vuitton is in no way associated with this company," the brand said in a statement. "We do not manufacture gun grips and do not condone the alteration of our creations in any way." [Fashionista]
    • Roberto Cavalli would like to teach you how to make a cocktail — using Roberto Cavalli-brand vodka, of course. [Purple]
    • Stella McCartney — both the woman and the flagship store in London — plays a role in the most recent episode of Absolutely Fabulous, which is an homage to the 2012 London Olympics. [Fashion Etc]
    • Loeffler Randall will introduce its first collection of handbags, inspired by men's briefcases, on July 26. [WhoWhatWear]
    • Sales of Katie Holmes's clothing line, Holmes & Yang, have increased in the wake of her divorce from Tom Cruise. [The Cut]
    Photo: A model walked in Louis Vuitton's Fall 2012 show.
    Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
    • Artist Mari Kasurinen has created a Karl Lagerfeld doll inspired by My Little Pony. [Racked]
    • Yesterday the salaries of Condé Nast's staffers were revealed. Today, it's all about Hearst. [Fashion Etc]
    • J.Crew's newest partnership features a pair of jeans from Goldsign. The five-pocket Jenny jean was inspired by a pair Norma Jean Baker wore in the 1940s. [T Magazine]
    • Stella McCartney will endow a scholarship at Central Saint Martins. Winners have to avoid using fur and leather during their studies and will be given a one-year contract to work for McCartney after graduation. [Vogue UK]
    • The 82-year-old model who Alber Elbaz cast in Lanvin's Fall 2012 ad campaign is a New York native named Jacquie Murdock, who dreamed of working in fashion as a teenager. "From a very young age, I wanted to model [and] to go to Paris. The opportunity was not there at my time for women of color," she says. [Fashionista]
    • Leandra Medine of Man Repeller says she's very gradually expanding her blog into a destination website. "I want women to come to Man Repeller and feel smart and get something funny out of it and just feel good," she says. [Teen Vogue]
    • Former South African President Nelson Mandela debuted his clothing line 46664 with a party at the South African consulate in New York this week. [Stylelist]
    • The commercial for Lady Gaga's upcoming fragrance Fame has been released. [Styleite]
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