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Kate Middleton Judges a Shoe Design Contest; Nicole Richie Plots a Lifestyle Brand

Jolie for Turkish <em>Vogue</em>.
Jolie for Turkish Vogue.

• Nicole Richie plans to develop her Winter Kate label into “a lifestyle brand.” [People StyleWatch]

• Six students from the footwear design program at De Montfort University in Leicester, England, created shoes for Kate Middleton as part of a special competition — she’ll choose a winning pair (which she’ll actually wear) when she visits the University in March. [Daily Mail UK]

• Gwyneth Paltrow predicts baby Blue Ivy Carter’s career: “For sure, she is going to be an entertainer,” Paltrow said. “She just has this glow around her like her mother.” [Page Six/NYP]

• Angelina Jolie covers Vogue Turkey’s March issue — this time, her right leg took a break from the cameras. [Design Scene]

Lucky’s John Jannuzzi scored a brilliant interview with singer Llama Del Rey, and no, that’s not a typo. [Lucky Right Now]

• Manolo Blahnik designed the shoes for Wes Gordon’s spring 2012 show. [SheFinds]

• Billabong rejects a third takeover offer from private equity group TPG Capital. [WWD]

Coco Rocha and her husband plan to sell their Flatiron apartment. [Byrne Notice]

• “Streetpeeper” Phil Oh shot a handbag editorial for Saks Fifth Avenue. [Saks Fifth Avenue]

K-Mid Judges Shoes; Richie Plots Lifestyle Brand