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Hermès Makes Luxury Coffee-Cup Holders Too; Joe Jonas Dates a Brazilian Model

<em>Elle</em> Netherlands's December 2011 cover.
Elle Netherlands’s December 2011 cover.

Hermès also sells gaudy crocodile-skin coffee-cup holders for $250. But they’re part of a project to ‘upcycle’ scraps and pieces left over from their leather goods’ production lines. [Styleite]

• Joe Jonas is reportedly dating a Brazilian model, but not exclusively or anything serious. [Page Six/NYP]

• Model Sophie Vlaming wears Dolce & Gabbana on the December cover of Elle Netherlands. Does it make you think of New Year’s Eve parties? [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• British designer Jonathan Saunders describes his aesthetic: “I want to introduce something into a woman’s wardrobe that is highly identifiable, and that makes them feel good: something special,” he says. “And the tools that I use to give them that are colour and print.” [Telegraph UK]

• The CFDA released a holiday card with lots of inspirational buzzwords. [WWD]

Lela Rose says “If I weren’t a designer, trust me, I’d be selling homemade ice cream. I always wanted to have a homemade ice cream shop. My kids and I put on a homemade ice cream sale every summer for one day.” Proceeds of the family’s sales always benefit a charity of Rose’s kids’ choice. [Fashion Week Daily]

• After a recent cut in its funding, British designers rallied to keep a London printing factory open. Victoria Beckham says, “The London Printworks is one of the few remaining facilities in the UK that offers the opportunity to create bespoke textiles and their great work has to be supported.” [Vogue UK]

• See the vibrant editorial accompanying Carola Remer’s new cover of German Vogue. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Jewelry company De Beers will expand into China. [WWD]

• British newspaper the Guardian reviews fashion college Central Saint Martins’s new location. The ‘lowlight’ is apparently some cheap-looking red-legged chairs. [Guardian UK]

Hermès’s Coffee-Cup Holders; Jonas Dates Model