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Win a Trip to a Marc Jacobs Show; Swedish Elle Feels Snubbed

• In honor of his new fragrance Bang, Marc Jacobs is launching a Bang app on Facebook, which just sounds like an intense new way of poking someone. Random people who use the app will win prizes like free Bang (the fragrance) or one of a handful of trips to New York to attend one of Marc’s shows. [Elle.com]

• That famous embellished Miu Miu dress appeared on a summer cover of Swedish Elle in addition to the three covers called out by the Guardian a couple of weeks ago, which were then later spotlighted on countless blogs. Swedish Elle put up a little blog post noting that the Guardian missed them! [Fashionista]

Elle creative director Joe Zee is a brave, brave man. He road-tested the full fur suit from Chanel’s fall show on the streets of New York in the heat, bless his soul. [Racked]

John Varvatos wants to make homewares. “Young people today, in their 20s or early 30s, are not excited by what they see out there,” he says. “They don’t want to go to West Elm or Crate & Barrel for their apartment.” [WWD]

• Varvatos’s tenth-anniversary campaign will include a montage of all the rock icons that have appeared in his past campaigns, like Lenny Kravitz, Slash, Iggy Pop, Franz Ferdinand, Alice Cooper, and ZZ Top. [WWD]

• Madonna has moved into her East Hampton mansion to prepare for the launch of Lourdes’s fashion line. [Page Six/NYP]

• Latin American Vogue editor Eva Hughes: “There is more interest in fashion, because of the Internet. Fashion blogs and websites have brought fashion to people who would never have been able to access it otherwise, which is a wonderful evolution.” [Fashionista]

• J.Crew’s partnership with jewelry line Frieda & Nellie debuts tomorrow, and the rhinestoned lanyard bracelets will retail for $130 to $250. [StyleList]

• Men’s collection Uman will launch at Barneys this fall, marking its U.S. debut. The line is designed by former Brioni chief Umberto Angeloni. [WWD]

Win a Trip to a Marc Jacobs Show; Swedish Elle Feels Snubbed