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Lauren Santo Domingo Raising Money for Online Trunk-Show Venture; Bloomingdale’s to Open Outlet

Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo has already raised $1.5 million for her soon-to-launch online trunk-show business, Trunk Show Inc. [Fashionista]

• Bloomingdale’s is opening its first-ever outlet store at Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Virginia. [WWD]

• “LBD” just became an official word in the Oxford English Dictionary, which is surely the most exciting thing to happen to the dictionary since “bootylicious.” [InStyle]

• Emma Watson will launch her third collection for ecolabel People Tree at a garden party held by Prince Charles. Since she’ll be attending classes at Brown during the event, she’ll introduce the line via video message. [StyleWatch/People]

• Phillip Bloch on his upcoming reality show: “It’s not just, ‘Where is this dress?! The dress is at Fed-Ex! What’s Cameron going to do? Oh my gosh!’ drama. It’s about looking at all of these wild and crazy things I get to do … It’s not the fabulous life of Rachel. I’m the type of person that will go to an awards show, then rip off my tie and suit and go to Brooklyn or the Bronx and hang with my homeys. I want to bring some reality back to reality television.” [StyleList]

• Suzy Menkes echoes what we’ve been saying about boobs being in for fall. [T Magazine Blog/NYT]

• Whitney Port is posing for Maxim. [StyleWatch/People]

• Tony Wang, the creator of an upcoming fashion venture at Google called GStyle, has mysteriously left the project. [WWD]

• For Fashion’s Night Out, Debut boutique is selling a limited-edition collection of T-shirts hand-painted with famous fashion faces. Shoppers can choose between André Leon Talley, Simon Doonan, Kim Hastreiter, Glenn O’Brien, Lynn Yaeger, and Olivier Zahm. [Refinery 29]

• Santino Rice on fashion regrets: “I’m not a guy who has regrets. In high school I dressed like Lisa Bonet, and I had my hair every single color, but I was experimenting and that’s how you refine your taste … I had this Michael Jackson coat with tails. I wouldn’t wear it now, but it was cool when I did wear it.” [StyleList]

Lauren Santo Domingo Raising Money for Online Trunk-Show Venture; Bloomingdale’s to Open Outlet