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  • They got it from their mamas: Howard Schatz's series captures over 200 model-mother pairs. [The New York Times]
  • Yasmin Sewell has welcomed designers Reece Hudson, Joe Duke, and Elliot Atkinson into her mentoring program. [Vogue UK]
  • Leandra Medine announced via Instagram that she has finished her collection of essays titled Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. [Instagram user ManRepeller] [break]More of the fashion news you need to know, right here. [/break]
  • Tina Fey graces the cover of Time Style & Design's Spring 2013. [Daily Front Row]
  • Robbie Spencer is the new fashion director at Dazed & Confused. Spencer previously held the title of senior fashion editor at the publication. [The Business of Fashion]
  • Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition to open on Feb. 26, examines the birth of modern fashion through the work of Monet, Renoir, and Degas. [Harper's Bazaar]
  • A Twitter frenzy was sparked yesterday after a protestor jumped onto the runway at the Just Cavalli show. [The Huffington Post]
  • Daria Werbowy covers the debut issue of Vogue Ukraine. [Fashion Gone Rogue]
  • After bringing her showstopping moves to White House Black Market's WorkKit series, Coco Rocha danced for Longchamp's Spring 2013 campaign as well. [YouTube]
  • All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • Joseph Altuzarra, Leandra Medine, and Alexander Wang are among those who made this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 list for art and style. [Forbes]
  • L'Wren Scott will present her Fall 2013 collection during London Fashion Week. [Fashion Etc]
  • Instagram's new terms of service has sparked a negative response from fashion folk such as Nina Garcia, Coco Rocha, and Christian Siriano. []
  • Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson, Lindsey Wixon, and Milla Jovovich have contributed some of their favorite recipes to a new cookbook, Model Kitchen. [Telegraph]
  • House of Holland's new iPhone app lets users virtually animate the brand's signature pompom. [House of Holland Blog]
  • Dazed & Confused casting director Noah Shelly says humor is the secret to a successful fashion week: "If you can't laugh during fashion week, good luck and God bless." [AnotherMag]
  • Girls star Lena Dunham has been named Time's coolest person of the year. [Time]
  • Badgley Mischka has launched ecommerce. [WWD]
  • As a part of Selfridges "No Noise" campaign, the department store will debut a silent shopping area in which shoppers will be asked to leave their phones — and shoes — at the door. [Vogue UK]
  • Daisy Lowe shines in H&M's party collection. [H&M YouTube]
  • Prabal Gurung says his Pre-Fall collection represents the intersection of a recent trip to Nepal with distant memories of the 1996 film William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. [Prabal Gurung Facebook]
  • A selection of personal items once belonging to Greta Garbo fetched $1.6 million at auction. [Daily Mail]
  • Hilary Rhoda, Leandra Medine, and Brian Boy join Rebecca Minkoff in a raucous rendition of Mariah Carey's classic: "All I Want For Christmas Is You." [YouTube] Photo: Model Kitchen by Cesare Casier
  • Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
    • After a year-and-a-half as editor in chief of Vogue Paris, Emmanuelle Alt has introduced a redesign that features a renewed focus on the magazine's status as the only Vogue title that represents a city, not a nation. "It's the concept of the 'Parisienne.'" she said. "The 'Parisienne' is a girl who makes people dream worldwide, rightly or wrongly — a girl who represents a particular style, a taste, an allure." [WWD]
    • "Ultimately, shoes are just a really fun mode of escapism for a woman," said Man Repeller Leandra Medine on a tour of her shoe closet. "The higher the heel, the more fantasy is put into the shoe." [Footwear News]
    • Louis Vuitton cast Michael Phelps — now the world's most decorated Olympian — in its newest ad campaign, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. [Just Jared]
    • Meanwhile, Chanel Iman is the face of Amazon's Fall 2012 campaign, seen below. [Modelinia]
    • New York Magazine's fashion blog today debuted a new look that takes "a cue from the beauty of print fashion magazines with a totally new design." [The Cut]
    • Choupette Lagerfeld is quickly gaining a name for herself in the modeling industry. "I think she has a very bright future," says V magazine editor Sarah Cristobal, who cast the cat in her September issue alongside Laetitia Casta. "She's going to have an everlasting career." [BuzzFeed Shift]
    Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
    • Roopal Patel, who had been fashion director of Moda Operandi since November 2011, quietly left the position at the beginning of the Summer. Patel has been vacationing in Corsica and Saint-Tropez while considering her next career move. [WWD]
    • If home is where the heart is, then Joan Smalls's heart is with her family in Puerto Rico. [Vogue]
    • Diane von Furstenberg will partner with Roxy on a lower-priced line of swimsuits, bags, cover-ups, and other beach essentials. [FabSugar]
    • Leandra Medine, better known as the Man Repeller, has broken down how her popular style blog makes money. "I have a storefront, but that generates no more than 10 percent. Ads must be 30 percent. Collaborations bring in 60 percent," she says. [Business of Fashion]
    • Actress Rachel Weisz is the second woman to wear a dress from Raf Simons's premiere collection for Christian Dior in public. [The Cut]
    • Christian Siriano will open his first store in New York's Nolita neighborhood, just in time for Fashion's Night Out. [Refinery29]
    • Speaking of store openings, Tadashi Shoji celebrated the opening of its new Shanghai flagship store last week. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    • Model Jacquetta Wheeler celebrated her nuptials at an ancient English country castle. [Vogue]
    Those stories and more here, in our daily report.
    • Rihanna may look super svelte on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's August 2012 issue, but she says she misses a certain, ahem, asset. "I miss my ass. It just went away! I need a butt. I have an idea of one, but it's not living up to its full potential right now," the newly size-zero singer says. The issue hits newsstands July 17. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    • Karl Lagerfeld's latest muse Choupette already has a bag named after her — and soon she'll make her modeling debut as well. The kitten will appear alongside Laetitia Casta in an upcoming issue of V. [Fashionista]
    • Speaking of muses, Arizona Muse stars with actor Caleb Landry in G-Star's Fall 2012 campaign. Photographer Anton Corbijn shot the duo in the frosty heights of the French Alps. []
    • Eco maven Livia Firth has designed a sustainably conscious capsule collection. The five-piece assortment will be available on her Yooxygen-powered site and comprises an organic wool dress, a hand-embroidered pashmina, a hand-crafted necklace, and two cloche hats. [Telegraph UK]
    • In other partnership news, Leandra Medine has teamed with French brand Maje to design and install an exclusive window display for the brand's New York SoHo boutique. The creation will debut July 17. [Fashionologie Inbox]
    • Last time it was tennis; now it's swimming. In the latest video campaign for her line Under.Me, Bar Refaeli shows off a new batch of cotton tees and thongs whilst taking a nice leisurely dip — and wearing black-rimmed reading glasses. [Modelinia]
    Everything you need to know now — here, in our daily news roundup.
    • Cat Marnell has quit her job as beauty and health director of XO Jane, reportedly over her refusal to stop using drugs. "I couldn’t spend another summer meeting deadlines behind a computer at night when I could be on the rooftop of Le Bain looking for shooting stars and smoking angel dust with my friends and writing a book, which is what I'm doing next," Marnell said. [Page Six]
    • Leandra Medine, also known as The Man Repeller, married in a private ceremony in New York on Thursday. While Medine had floated the possibility of wearing custom Prabal Gurung, she instead walked down the aisle in off-the-rack Marchesa. "Prabal and I were going to try and work together but it just didn't work out," she said. [Racked]
    • Lady Gaga's upcoming fragrance Fame is billed as the first black-colored eau de parfum. It becomes clear when the wearer sprays it on, and it contains notes of honey, apricots nectar, and tiger orchids. The scent will debut around the same time as Gaga's September issue cover of Vogue. [The Cut]
    • President Obama caused a stir in New York City's West Village Thursday night when he attended the fundraising dinner hosted by Anna Wintour at Sarah Jessica Parker's home. While guests — including Michael Kors — broke bread inside Parker's brownstone, some neighbors were prevented from going into their apartments or relaxing on their rooftops. [Daily Intel]
    • Christian Louboutin would like to make one thing clear: even though a French judge has allowed Zara to sell a red-soled shoe that infringes on Louboutin's trademark on red soles, the company definitely "continues to own valid and enforceable trademark rights in its Red Sole Trademark, including in France itself as well as throughout the world." The company is still battling a red-sole trademark case against Yves Saint Laurent in the United States. [The Daily Telegraph]
    • Zac Posen — who has quickly amassed upward of 90,000 followers on Twitter — says that while he doesn't type his own tweets, he does directly oversee the woman on his staff who does. "I tell her exactly what to say — every word," Posen said. [WWD]
    • With a week left to go in the campaign to fund his documentary Advanced Style — which, like the blog, depicts stylish women aged 60 to 100 — Ari Seth Cohen has already surpassed his goal of raising $35,000. [On the Runway]
    • Singer Iggy Azalea has signed with Wilhelmina International, the same model and celebrity management agency that has counted Iman, Coco Rocha, Carol Alt, and Theodora Richards among its talent over the years. [Rap Up]
    • Daisy Lowe says her most memorable modeling moment so far was "mud-wrestling for the Pirelli calendar in the middle of the street in Porto Seguro, Brazil." The most embarrassing? "Getting rushed to the hospital after my hair was dyed blue for a job!" [Vogue]
    Photo: Tom Munro, Elle January 2010