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Jenna Lyons Turned Down an Oscar Gown Request; Alexa Chung Joined the British Fashion Council

Christy Turlington.
Christy Turlington.

• Jenna Lyons turned down someone’s request to wear J.Crew to the Oscars. “We can’t turn samples and make really good-quality clothes on such a tight timeline. I certainly love the idea but we’re not set up that way,” she told ABC. [Styleite]

Christy Turlington fronts the new Harper’s Bazaar Singapore. Sadly, the airbrushing makes her face look mask-like. [Design Scene]

• The British Fashion Council appointed Alexa Chung as its Young Style Ambassador. Her role will include promoting British fashion design talent globally and attending BFC events. [Telegraph

• Riccardo Tisci made Lara Stone a custom gold dress to wear to her wedding reception. Stone liked it so much she had it framed afterwards. [Elle]

• Here’s a first look at Nicole Richie’s QVC line. [PeopleStyleWatch]

• London-based designer Richard Nicoll designed a handbag that charges your cellphone for you. [Telegraph]

Shailene Woodley says she couldn’t care less about fashion. “I’m very lucky to work with a stylist who cares about fashion, because I don’t at all.” Of course, we already knew this. [Us Magazine]

British pop star Pixie Lott left yesterday’s Mulberry show before it had even begun — she wasn’t placed in the front row. [Telegraph UK]

Before meeting Kate Middleton last summer, Reese Witherspoon changed her outfit six times to make sure she looked her best. She says she’d like to hang out with the Duchess again. [Us Magazine]

Designer Isabel Toledo says she doesn’t attend or show at fashion week because “It’s just the impersonal feeling in fashion that exists now. It’s just marketing. Which I understand, but where‘s the room for creativity?” Plus, “At my level, I can actually not do a fashion show and still survive that [financially].” [T Magazine]

No J.Crew at the Oscars; Alexa Chung for the BFC