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British Health Magazine Accused of Fattening Model; Macy’s Plans Major Renovations

Healthy, a British magazine that promotes “health and wellbeing,” has come under fire for Photoshopping model Kamilla Wladyka to look larger. See more pictures of her here. [Daily Mail UK]

• Macy’s plans to remodel its Herald Square flagship from “top to bottom,” inside and outside, with costs running into the hundreds of millions. [WWD]

• The twelve designers picked for Bloomberg’s “Fashion Business Incubator” have been working in a 10,000-square-foot garment district space for a month now, where things are much friendlier than they are on Project Runway. Jewelry designer Waris Ahluwalia says, “You run into each other. But no one has come over to borrow the salt or sugar — or scissors or sketch pad.” [WSJ]

• British jeweler Stephen Webster plans to open his first U.S. store in New York City by 2012. Webster: “What I try to do is take the most frightening, obnoxious stuff and make jewelry out of it.” [WWD]

Rag & bone is expanding its footwear offerings, and the company plans on collaborating with Timberland on a line of boots for fall. [WWD]

• Los Angeles boutique Kitson is suing its accessories licensee, Lucas Design International, for allegedly marketing Kitson-branded tote bags without permission. [WWD]

• This weekend, French label Paul & Joe opened its first U.S. boutique in Los Angeles. [Fashionista]

Gucci is outfitting Charlotte Casiraghi for her horse-riding competitions in a multi-year deal. [Telegraph UK]

• Upscale mannequin maker Ralph Pucci is creating 32 mannequins for “Sidewalk-Catwalk,” an outdoor fashion event that will be held along the Broadway pedestrian plazas between Times Square and Herald Square this summer. Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Anna Sui, and Betsey Johnson will dress them in weather-resistant fabrics. [WWD]

• Kim Kardashian is partnering with Pascal Mouawad to create a costume-jewelry line for Bebe. [WWD]

• Tyra Banks’s neighbors reportedly called the police to complain about the noisy renovations at the four apartments she’s turning into one. [Page Six/NYP]

Bar Refaeli was caught at Tel Aviv’s international airport this week trying to bring in her newly purchased iPad without declaring it at customs. She’ll have to pay a $170 fine to get it back. [HuffPo]

British Health Magazine Accused of Fattening Model; Macy’s Plans Major Renovations