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Front-Row Life, and How You Can Fake Your Way Into It

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• Perks of being Elle’s editor-in-chief at Fashion Week include sitting next to celebrities like Courtney Love; perks for the 7-year-old daughter of Elle’s editor-in-chief include reviewing shows for Fashion Week Daily. [NYDN]

• If you want to get into Fashion Week without a badge, walk toward the tents with absurd levels confidence. Hesitate half a step, and you lose. [NYT]

• Despite limited budgets and smaller collections, select recent graduates from the Academy of Art University showed their impressive work at Fashion Week. [My Fashion Life]

Marc Jacobs is rumored to be quietly “seeing” porn star Erik Rhodes. Just quietly enough that it’s made its way to Page Six, we mean. [Page Six]

• Our cruddy economy may have American buyers canceling their trips to London’s Fashion Week, but plenty of buyers from Europe and the Middle East and “loads of publications coming in from China, Russia, and other emerging markets” should keep the event afloat — but, designers, take note: The new money isn’t looking for anything “wishy-washy.” [Observer U.K.]

• Former Topshop exec Jane Shepherdson explains her interesting return to retail as the chief of “yummy-mummy” clothing chain Whistles. Which is about as far from Topshop as you can get. [Sunday Times] —Amy Odell

Front-Row Life, and How You Can Fake Your Way Into It