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Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Marni is gearing up to release its first fragrance, a blend of woody smells, spices, and rose oil named Marni. The perfume's ad campaign stars Raquel Zimmermann shot by Nick Knight, and a 100 ml bottle will go for $105 when it reaches stores next February. "It's a perfume that's quite individual, that doesn't evoke anything in particular," said the brand's creative director Consuelo Castiglioni. [WWD]
  • Coach just won a lawsuit against a network of 600 websites that sold counterfeit Coach goods. A judge awarded the brand $257 million in damages, the biggest amount of money ever won in a counterfeiting case. [Fashion Etc]
  • Ralph Lauren announced that it will close its Rugby line, aimed at younger customers, next February "in order to focus resources on higher growth, more scalable global opportunities with the core Ralph Lauren brand." [Fashion Foie Gras]
  • Jenna Lyons has been named one of Glamour's women of the year. Her boss, Mickey Drexler, told the magazine, "I'm partial, but I think she's a woman of the year every year." [Glamour]
  • Model Sophie Dahl has confirmed that she and husband Jamie Cullum are going to have a second child. The couple had a daughter named Lyra last March. [Vogue UK]
  • Mark Badgley and James Mischka were at their house in Long Island when it was struck by a tree blown down by Hurricane Sandy's winds. Luckily, neither designer was hurt. [Page Six]
Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.
  • Sophie Dahl's 2001 ad for Yves Saint Laurent's fragrance Opium has been named the eighth most offensive ad of all time by the British Advertising Standards Authority. The ASA agreed with some 948 complaints about the image of Dahl's naked body when the ad was released, saying that it was "sexually suggestive and, in an untargeted medium, likely to cause widespread offense." [Vogue UK]
  • Kim France, the founder and former editor in chief of Lucky who started a blog called Girls of a Certain Age in December 2011, says she's not exactly comfortable with her new job description yet. "It feels very strange to me, the notion of people asking me what I do for a living, and at 48 to say, 'I'm a blogger.'" [The New York Times]
  • Shopbop has added a feature that allows shoppers to look at sunglasses from all angles. Dragging your cursor across the screen turns the head of a model wearing dark lenses from Elizabeth and James, Matthew Williamson, and Rag & Bone, to name a few. [Shopbop]
  • Tommy Hilfiger says he's always looked up to Karl Lagerfeld as a designer, who told him that he innovated Chanel by "looking at Coco Chanel's archives" and "making all of her designs relevant for today," he said. "So I wasn't doing anything dissimilar by taking all the American classics and making them relevant for today." []