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Kate Middleton’s Puppy Name Revealed; Poppy Delevigne Says Brits Embrace Curves

Constance Jablonski.
Constance Jablonski.

• Kate Middleton let it slip that her puppy is named Lupo, which means “wolf” in Italian. [People]

• British Fashion Council young ambassador Poppy Delevingne says the British fashion industry now embraces a wider range of body shapes. “There is definitely less pressure to be skinny,” she said. “We have gorgeous curvy girls on the catwalk and celebrities who aren’t afraid of their big boobs and bums. It’s all much more accepted now — anything goes.” [Vogue UK]

• Constance Jablonski covers Russian Harper’s Bazaar wearing the same Dolce & Gabbana tomato-print swimsuit that Karlie Kloss wore on the cover of Korean Vogue. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• British manufacturers are experiencing a revival as designers pledge to produce more clothing locally. For example, Mulberry has promised to keep at least 30 percent of production local, and Burberry runs an apprenticeship program to employ 3,000 people. [Reuters]

• Under Armour taps NFL Rookie of the Year Cam Newton for its new ads. [WWD]

• Here’s a look at Banana Republic’s newest Mad Men collection. [HuffPo]

• See by Chloé will stage a runway show for Digitalfashionshows.com on the first day of Paris Fashion Week. [WWD]

• Turns out Kanye West was wearing a women’s sweater to the Mark Fast show yesterday. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Macy’s earnings rose 36 percent in 2011 compared to the year prior. Thanks, Karl? [WWD]

• See looks from Diane Von Furstenberg’s Current/Elliot collaboration. [InStyle]

• Samantha Cameron made the rounds at London Fashion Week. [HuffPo]

K-Mid Names Her Puppy; Brits Embrace Curves