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See Kristen McMenamy’s New Cover; Dolce & Gabbana Supports Yigal Azrouël

Kristen McMenamy frizzed her hair for the fall cover of i-D. [Design Scene]

• Former Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona is rumored to be Love magazine’s next cover model. [Guardian UK]

• Cintra Wilson visited Reed Krakoff’s new store on Madison Avenue, where she found many of the clothes to resemble battle gear: “Much of the heavy metal jewelry would be ideal for hand-to-hand combat: shiny gunmetal chain-links of a girth normally seen around the waists of bicycle messengers; bracelets resembling the hardware required to break a psychotic horse.” [NYT]

• Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have tapped several younger, less-established designers to sell their collections alongside Dolce & Gabbana’s at the label’s new accessories-only boutique in Milan. The pair personally selected Yigal Azrouël, Behnaz Sarafpour, Sophie Theallet, and several others to participate. [WWD]

• At several London shows, including Julien Macdonald and Richard Nicoll, fragrance squirters sprayed the air to create the right olfactory ambience. [Guardian UK]

• Steve Parr will replace Alain Lemarchand as the new U.S. CEO of Hachette Fillipacchi, a decision that many in the industry found surprising. “I had to look [Parr] up on LinkedIn,” said one high-level publishing executive. “I didn’t know who he was.” [WWD]

• After just six months as managing editor at W, Lawrence Karol is leaving (amicably, it seems) to become the managing editor at Architectural Digest. He will be replaced by Lucky’s managing editor, Regan Solmo. [WWD]

• Betty White talks about her clothing line — and terrorizes her seamstresses — in this video. [Jezebel]

Naomi Campbell on her craziest photo shoot: “I did a shoot for Absolut Vodka and Versace with Kate Moss many years ago — we shot it in below zero temperatures and had to both be photographed in giant bottles of Absolut outdoors. It was freezing! When the shoot was over and we wanted to get warm back at our hotels we were told we would be sleeping in an igloo — that was probably one of the most outrageous shoots I have ever experienced — but fun at the same time!” [Grazia UK]

• Joe Zee isn’t really hawking a fad diet on Twitter — his account was hacked. [Racked]

• U.K. retailer Reiss is opening an in-store shop at at the Bloomingdale’s flagship on 59th Street. It will be placed next to the existing in-store boutiques for Burberry Brit, Theory, Vince, and Catherine Malandrino. [WWD]

See Kristen McMenamy’s New Cover; Dolce & Gabbana Supports Yigal Azrouël