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Olivia Palermo Fronts Rochas; Kate Middleton to Take Tea With In-Laws

Olivia Palermo.
Olivia Palermo. Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

• Olivia Palermo is the face of Rochas’s new fragrance. [WWD]

• Kate Middleton will have tea with Queen Elizabeth and her mother-in-law, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, at an official engagement at Piccadilly’s flagship Fortnum and Mason’s store on March 1. [People]

• Jason Wu is expanding his shoes and accessories lines. [WWD]

• Derek Lam delayed his show for ten minutes because Suzy Menkes went to the wrong location. [NYP]

• Robert Duffy and his partner, Alex Cespedes, disagree on how much to feed their daughter, Victoria. “I keep saying childhood obesity starts in infancy, and Alex says, ‘So does anorexia,’” says Duffy. [WWD]

• Lela Rose gave out homemade cookies at her show yesterday. [NYDN]

• Charlotte Ronson said her family would never have a reality show (à la the Kardashians), because “We all work too hard. We’re all focused on different things. We all live in different places.” [NYP]

• Juicy Couture names a new co-president, David Bassuk. [WWD]

• Alejandro Ingelmo will start a bag line. [Elle]

• Carla Sozzani’s boutique 10 Corso Como is set to open its second store in Seoul. [WWD]

• Socialite-slash-Elle correspondent Fabiola Beracasa is pregnant. [NYP]

Olivia Palermo Fronts Rochas; K-Mid To Take Tea