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Soon You Can Shop Zara Online; Tom Ford Hires Women’s Shoe Consultant

• Zara is launching an e-commerce site this September. Now if only H&M would follow suit. [Elle]

• Australian Vogue is dedicating its September issue to Catherine McNeil, who is said to have the cover and at least three big editorials in the issue. [Frockwriter]

• Tom Ford hired shoe designer Michael Lewis, who also creates shoes for Versace, to consult on his forthcoming line of womenswear. “When Tom offered me the position I can only describe it as having arrived,” Lewis said. “Why I was chosen, only Tom can answer that question but I would like to think it had something to do with having no ego and feeling comfortable with the vision of Tom’s brand.” [Vogue UK]

Hussein Chalayan is working on a film “exploring the coverlap between clothing and art,” which will debut at London’s Lisson Gallery in September. [WWD]

• Beyoncé will make a cameo on Britain’s Next Top Model. [Catwalk Queen]

• Olivia Palermo wants her own clothing line, but you probably knew that. “[My collection] would probably be soft. And elegant — a really feminine collection. But I do love menswear, so I would probably throw in a few blazers and pant suits into the mix as well,” she says. “It would have to be consistent though, that’s something you have to keep in mind when you’re designing.” [Fab Sugar]

• Canadian online magazine Hardly, which claims to be the new Sassy, debuts today. [Refinery 29]

Victoria Beckham’s super-skinny jeans are now for sale on Net-A-Porter. [StyleList]

Soon You Can Shop Zara Online; Tom Ford Hires Women’s Shoe Consultant