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Franca Sozzani ‘Never Does Meetings;’ Richard Chai Gardens Indoors

Karolina Kurkova
Karolina Kurkova

Italian Vogue’s editor Franca Sozzani tells Industrie magazine: “I never do meetings. Never. If people are responsible and creative, they don’t need to have a teacher.” [Telegraph UK]

Richard Chai gives tips on indoor gardening. [T Magazine]

• Sarah Jessica Parker isn’t the only person who can pull off teal tights. Here’s Karolina Kurkova on the December issue of French Elle. [Design Scene]

• Twiggy tells Women and Home magazine that “the state of the world is so scary at the moment and I think, when I was starting out, we had a much easier time than youngsters now.” [Telegraph UK]

• A Chinese publishing house translated Diane von Furstenberg’s autobiography, A Signature Life. “We are trying to introduce the Chinese public to stories of great creative talents,” said a publisher. [WWD]

• T magazine’s senior photo editor Judith Puckett-Rinella moves to Vanity Fair. [WWD]

• See what staffers at xoJane wear to the office. [Racked]

• Jane Birkin has a hidden talent: “I sketch things quite well — hippopotamuses, children, little sketches of my band.” [Refinery29]

• Model Amber Le Bon’s fantasy Christmas wish list includes a motorbike, a tiger, and a couture ball gown; her real wish list has things on it like a cashmere turtleneck, a diary, and a vintage guitar. [Style]

Kate Moss models her new jewelry collection for Fred. [Catwalk Queen]

• In half-year financial reports filed yesterday, Mulberry announced a 231 percent rise in gross profits. [Telegraph UK]

• Christian Louboutin plans to open its first boutique in India in early 2012. [WWD]

• Trish Summerville, costume designer for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, talks about her collaboration with H&M in this video. [WSJ]

• A new initiative organized by Chinese Vogue, called the Vogue Talents Corner, will find and promote emerging Chinese designers. [WWD]

Sozzani on Meetings; Chai’s Indoor Garden