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    All the bits fit to print here, in our daily news roundup.
  • British Vogue editor, Francesca Burns, revealed via Twitter that the magazine will launch a teen edition, Miss Vogue, this May. [Racked]
  • Meanwhile, Hearst Magazines International will debut Elle in Australia this October. [Fashionologie Inbox]
  • Artist Julie Verhoeven — who has previously collaborated with Mulberry, Louis Vuitton, and Versace — has designed an exclusive print (above) for the Investec Derby to appear on cashmere picnic blankets. [Vogue UK]
  • Now's your chance to show off your style chops — Vanity Fair is now accepting pictures of its readers for possible inclusion in its annual International Best Dressed list. [The New York Times]
  • David Koma, Holly Fulton, and Michael van der Ham have all received the British Fashion Council's Fashion Forward sponsorship for 2013. [Vogue UK]
  • Mark your calendars: the Barneys New York warehouse sale will start on Valentine's Day. It is yet to be confirmed whether or not the sale will also be online. [The Shophound]
  • Chiara Ferragni and Susie Lau are just a few of the bloggers who will be revealing Loewe's collection of handbags for Moda Operandi, which is now available online, on their websites. [Moda Operandi]
  • Ford Models has shuttered its kids division after restructuring its New York office. [Page Six]
  • Morgans Hotel Group will partner with Scoop NYC to style its guests for New York Fashion Week. [She Finds]
  • Will Natalie Portman soon be wearing a beret? Her husband, Benjamin Millepied, the former principal at New York City Ballet, has just been named the director of dance at the Paris Opera ballet. [The New York Times]
All the news bits fit to print here, in our daily roundup.
  • Andrej Pejic covers Elle Serbia's January issue. It's his first time gracing a mainstream glossy. [WWD]
  • Lady Mary Crawley's wedding dress ensemble from last night's season three premiere of Downton Abbey included a 45-carat floral diamond tiara valued at $200,000. [Glamour]
  • Milly is set to design a Hamptons-inspired collection for Banana Republic. The collection will be available in stores and online in May. [Racked]
  • Simone Rocha, Michael Van Der Ham, and Richard Nicoll top Net-a-Porter Fashion Director Holli Roger's list of London-based designers to watch. [Telegraph]
  • Marimekko's signature prints will adorn bottles of Aesop body balm for a limited-time collaboration, available this April. [British Beauty Blogger]
  • Heidi Klum would like to be able to read people's minds. [Marie Claire]
  • A custom Prada shoe from Tilda Swinton and a golden arrow brooch designed by Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton are among the items available in Friday's Re/Create New York auction to benefit New York Cares. [On the Runway]
  • KIA's K7 becomes a street-style star in a recently launched commercial featuring Scott Schuman. [Fashion Copious]
  • Jason Wu's contemporary line, Miss Wu, is now available online. [Style.com]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Former Vogue writer Joan Juliet Buck explains the circumstances of her glowing profile on Syrian first lady Asma al-Assad in the magazine's March 2011 issue — which was published in the midst of the Middle East's Arab Spring revolutions — in a new article. "There was no way of knowing that Assad, the meek ophthalmologist and computer-loving nerd, would kill more of his own people than his father had and torture tens of thousands more, many of them children," she writes. [Newsweek]
  • Stella McCartney wasn't the only British designer who created clothes for the London Olympics. Michael van der Ham designed performance costumes for Friday's opening ceremony. "In total we worked on 300 costumes, divided into about 35 different styles," he said. [Vogue UK]
  • Self-avowed cat person Jason Wu says whoever wears his upcoming lower-priced line Miss Wu is probably a feline fan, too. "Cats are chic! It’s called a catwalk, not a dog walk," the designer said. [Fashionista]
  • An analysis of executive compensation in fashion reveals that JC Penney CEO Ron Johnson is among the best paid people in the industry, making over $53 million in 2011. [Racked]
  • Writer Suzy Gershman, author of the Born to Shop series of travel guides, died last week of cancer. She was 64. [The New York Times]
  • Writer Michele Gerber Klein is reportedly working on a biography of American couturier Charles James, who's famous for dressing Marlene Dietrich. [Page Six]
Photo: Asma al-Assad photographed by James Nachtwey for the March 2011 issue of Vogue.
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