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Joe Zee Tries on Victoria’s Secret Angel Wings; Gilt Groupe’s First Print Campaign [Updated]

• A pervy American Apparel shoe ad is making the rounds on the internet, only it’s apparently not real. [Styleite]*

• Gilt Groupe’s full-price menswear site Park & Bond will have an eight-page insert in the December issue of GQ, marking Gilt’s first-ever print campaign. [WWD]

• The eyewear brand Robert Marc is adding the customized glasses they made for Steve Jobs to their collection. [WSJ]

• Joe Zee, Elle’s creative director, might be the next Victoria’s Secret angel. But probably not. [Elle]

• InStyle has a new fashion game on their website, where you complete an outfit then get points based on your taste level. [Racked]

• Clarks shoes have created limited-edition “Crown Jewels” desert boots to pay tribute to the 60 years of the British Queen’s reign. They’re made of purple suede and cost £1,952 (approximately $3,142) referencing the year of the Queen’s Coronation in 1952. [Hypebeast]

• A new ad campaign for the Lake & Stars features a real-life mother and daughter in provocative poses. [Refinery 29]

• Over 60 new stores have opening on Madison Avenue since January of 2010, and rents have returned to $1500 per square foot after falling to $500 during the market crash. So, yay! Rich people are buying things! [Racked]

* Update: This post has been corrected to show that the American Apparel shoe ad is not in fact real.

Gilt Groupe’s First Print Campaign