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CONDE NAST
Naomi Campbell Stops Attacking, To Cater To Vogue Russia..

It's amusing how Naomi Campbell can be a vicious attacker one week and a Vogue Russia Guest Editor the next, isn't it?

Campbell recently took over the publication, to her newly acquired residence, in a very strict-like fashion. Editor Aliona Doletskaya said of Naomi's vist [loosely translated]:

"I wanted to debunk a few myths surrounding Naomi. When I suggested the concept, she immediately came and for an hour and a half laid out stories, photography, interviews and other sections. Clearly, quickly and in a businesslike manner."

BLACK SWAN
Rodarte Sisters Move To The Silver Screen?

New York was actually lucky to have the Rodarte sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, a part of fashion week.

Who else would give us an edge? And, who would support little Tavi Gevinson?

It's apparent the duo wanted to take a stab at the entertainment industry - by way of their fascination for horror movies - as Darren Aronofsky will give them the opportunity to show their work in his upcoming film Black Swan. The movie, starring Natalie Portman, will feature a scene from Swan Lake, for which the sisters have designed ballet costumes.

CONDE NAST
Congratulations Stefano Tonchi

We'd like to congratulate Stefano Tonchi for what we felt he knew was going to happen all along - becoming the editor-in-chief of W Magazine. What started off as a race to the finish line with a handful of prominent heavy hitters contending for the title, has now come to an acceptable end, with Tonchi expected to start work as early as April 12th.

AKRIS
Steven Klein: From Akris To Lady Gaga

Steven Klein has been somewhat of a hot commodity since his event with Akris last week at Berdorf Goodman. The following day, Klein and the face of Akris,Daphne Guinness, shot the Fall 2010 campaign, all leading towards Keling being tapped to direct Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" music video.

APRIL 2010
McQueen's Ashes To Be Spread In Scotland..

It's still hard for many to come to terms with the passing of Lee Alexander Mcqueen. Vogue dedicated a phenomenal tribute, written by Hamish Bowles, in their April Shape Issue - the same issue that includes a sentimental mention of the late designer in Wintour's Editor Letter.

Within the upcoming weeks, McQueen's family plans to scatter his ashes on the Isle of Skye, Scotland - where McQueen's father, Ronald, was born.

AKRIS
The Quick Stop: March 22nd

Isabel Toledo To Payless: Isabel Toledo - obviously a favorite to the First Lady, Michelle Obama - may actually bring to life previosuly impossible desires by making Payless even more cool, and aesthetically wearable. And though, Christian Siriano attempted such a task - we'd rather not comment. Toledo has signed on to design handbags and shoes for the retail chain, expected to hit stores and online in September. Her camp hints flats, square heels and wellies made from patent leather, rubber, mesh and nylon are to be expected. But will that be enough? Possibly, since pricing is set to be under $40. Toledo says: “It’s really a collection for women from all walks of life, literally. And it’s been interesting as I’ve had to have a different design hat on." We wonder if Obama will trade in her Lanvin sneakers for this?

AQUASCUTUM
Jourdan Dunn Returns After Boyfriend's Arrest

Jourdan Dunn made her first public appearance last week at a mall runway show in London- to raise money for Fashion For Relief - since the arrest her her boyfriend and father of her son.

Dunn's first and only post-birth walk was in London for Aquascutum. Her absence in Milan and Paris were blamed on the arrest of her boyfriend, Jordan Cummings, for possesion of cocaine.

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL
Magazine Mash Up's

I recall when a reporter asked Andre Leon Talley why he didn't attend a season's Fashion Week in Paris and Milan - and only opted to attend New York and London Fashion weeks - he said it wasn't a wise decision to make within the recession. Yet, he still paraded around in furs.

I also recall the announcement of Talley appearing on America's Next Top Model and thinking, "God, what is Anna thinking?" Talley assured to press that Anna was okay with it, but his statement had an underlying message of doubt.