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Lady Gaga May Land a Tea Deal; Kelly Cutrone Doesn’t Want Her Book in the ’Self-Help’ Section

• Lady Gaga’s most confusing accessory — the teacup — may finally lead her to make millions of dollars! Multiple tea companies have reportedly approached her about endorsing their tea, but she is supposedly closed to signing with Twinings, who might even make a brand-new flavor of Gaga tea just for her the people. [Stuff NZ]

• Kelly Cutrone is writing another book, and hopes it won’t land in the self-help section like her first book. “I didn’t know it was going to be in [that] section,” she says. “The kids that are buying my book were like ‘what are we doing in the self-help section-we are 21 years-old, we are just starting our lives.’ And I started thinking that there is not a section for this age group. My idea is that there should be a section called ‘Journey’ and when my book comes out in May, I want it to be in [this] new section.” [People Style Watch]

Heidi Klum is working on selecting a dress for the Emmys, and says Christian Siriano is a contender. “He doesn’t forget to send look books and samples. He’s always in the running with other designers that send me dresses,” she says. “Not that I dislike the other [former winners]. I just think he has the most business-like brain of them.” [People]

Stella McCartney may design faux-fur hats for Buckingham Palace’s guards to replace the bearskin ones they currently wear. [Telegraph UK]

• Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet will share her story and take questions from viewers during a live streaming lecture at 2:30 today sponsored by Business of Fashion. [Business of Fashion]

Tory Burch went hiking in Peru, where she enjoyed “a special ceremony where my family was blessed by descendants of the Incans.” [HuffPo]

• A new study from panty purveyor Freshpair.com revealed that 80 percent of people never change the style of underwear they wear, and 60 percent don’t wear underwear that fits. [Style List]

• J.C. Penney unveiled its exclusive Liz Claiborne collection yesterday. The retailer is pretty confident it will sell, since a recent brand-awareness study indicated customers still wanted to shop the line. [WWD]

• Tinsley Mortimer’s latest handbag collection for Samantha Thavasa was inspired by eighties rock bands, and the bags have style names like “Poison,” “Guns N Roses,” “White Snake,” “Metallica,” and “Def Leopard.” [Fashionista]

Lady Gaga May Land a Tea Deal; Kelly Cutrone Doesn’t Want Her Book in the ’Self-Help’ Section