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Vanessa Paradis Nabs Miu Miu; ‘Stylista’ Anticipation Begins

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• Vanessa Paradis is the new face of Miu Miu. So long, Kirsten Dunst. [WWD]

America’s Next Top Model got picked up for another season (we refuse to call it a “cycle”) at upfronts week. It’ll air Wednesdays followed by Tyra Banks’s new fashion-assistant survivor reality show with Elle magazine, Stylista. At least we all know what it’s really called now. [WP]

• Uggs hired L.A.-based designer Rozae Nichols to design its outerwear collection, which will include a $595 suede hooded pullover and $2,300 long shearling coat. We’ve always wanted to wear the Uggs we never owned as, um, coats. [WWD]

Tommy Hilfiger will marry Dee Ocleppo in the Plaza Hotel this fall. Eloping is so passé. [NYP]

• The fashion flock packed up their fabulous and trucked (or yachted) it to Cannes for the film festival. Roberto Cavalli needed an extra room on his hotel suite for the 150 dresses he hopes starlets will wear. [WWD]

• L.A. boutique Kitson owner Fraser Ross is worried about the economy. Finally someone in the fashion business admits it! [WWD]

Jessica Stam on that party she “D.J.-ed” last night: “One of my friends asked me if I wanted to D.J. the event, and I said look, I’m not a D.J. — but I have two really good friends who are, and we’d be happy to come and play music. I’m gonna be up there with them in the booth the whole time suggesting songs and whatnot.” Now that makes sense. [Fashion Week Daily]

Lydia Hearst made wine spritzers with white wine and club soda at the Michael Awards last week since no Champagne was available. Leave it to the models to get resourceful in times of desperation. [NYP]

• Lauren Conrad’s launching an accessories line for Avon. Branding … must … STOP! [Fashionista]

• Real Housewife of New York Ramona Singer tried to bag four pairs of Luxxotica sunglasses and more than $6,000 worth of Lia Sophia jewelry at a gift lounge for upfront week. She was appropriately denied. [NYP]

• Sean “Diddy” Combs might prefer pineapple-Malibu-rum cocktails to those made with Ciroc, the vodka he endorses. Is that chaos we feel erupting? [NYP]

Vanessa Paradis Nabs Miu Miu; ‘Stylista’ Anticipation Begins