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Charlotte Ronson Collaborates on Swimwear; Kate Holmes Denies Design Plans

A preview of Samantha Pleet’s Urban Outfitters line.Photo: Tim Zaragoza for refinery29.com

• Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss will team up with childhood friend and designer Charlotte Ronson on a beach line called Made With Love. The collection of bathing suits, towels, and cover-ups will land in high-end department stores and Ronson’s store in February. [WWD]

• Here’s a peek at Samantha Pleet’s capsule collection for Urban Outfitters, Rapscallion. It’s heavy on her signature cutesy rompers, cape coats, and tea dresses with a goth flair. [Refinery29]

Narcisco Rodriguez will receive the Special Achievement in Fashion Award at this year’s American Latino Media Arts Awards. Golf clap. [British Vogue]

• Charlize Theron and her beau, Stewart Townsend, will host a party for André “3000” Benjamin at Barneys during Fashion Week to kick off his new line, Benjamin Bixby. Um, invite us? [WWD]

Karl Lagerfeld is illustrating a fashion story for British Vogue. And he even hand-painted the invitations for an official Lagerfeld party in Saint-Tropez. How Martha Stewart of him. [WWD]

• Miss Sixty will launch its first e-commerce site in partnership with Yoox. [British Vogue]

Erin O’Connor, the supermodel and Vogue.com blogger, will be auctioning off items from her personal wardrobe at Christie’s in South Kensington with proceeds going to the British Fashion Council. [British Vogue]

• Katie Holmes denied immediate plans to start a clothing line, even though she helped her stylist select her fabulous outfit for the premiere of Tropic Thunder. Good girl. [British Vogue]

Behati Prinsloo ate truffle fries with her cute boyfriend at Waverly Inn. That’s right — we said fries. [Chic Report/Fashion Week Daily]

• Audrina Patridge just announced on her blog that she will make a guest appearance on Jerry O’Connell’s new Fox sitcom Do Not Disturb, which premieres this fall. Oh no! We hope this doesn’t mean she has less time for The Hills! [Audrina Patridge]

Charlotte Ronson Collaborates on Swimwear; Kate Holmes Denies Design Plans