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Bar Refaeli Plays Tennis in Her Underwear; Claire’s Accused of Copying Jewelry Designs

Miranda Kerr for <em>HauteMuse</em>.
Miranda Kerr for HauteMuse.

• Quirky British jewelry label Tatty Devine accused Claire’s of copying their designs. [Jezebel]

Miranda Kerr covers HauteMuse magazine, looking rather like a cross between herself and fellow model Bregje Heinen. [HuffPo]

• In attention-grabbing ads for the new line, Bar Refaeli plays tennis in her own lingerie designs. [Modelinia]

• Sure to pop up on street-style blogs today: A Grazia editor rode around to Milan’s shows yesterday afternoon on Dolce & Gabbana’s yet-to-be-released pink leopard-print bicycle. She wore magenta kitten heels, no less.  [Grazia]

• After this season’s McQ show walked in London earlier this week, there was some “post-show audience participation” thanks to theater group Punchdrunk (yes, the same one behind the totally awesome production Sleep No More, currently in New York, which you should really see if you haven’t already). The group’s artistic director tells Grazia that Sarah Burton was “a delight” to work with. [Grazia]

• American Apparel appoints another new executive, bringing their board back up to seven members. [WWD]

• David LaChapelle will show a new exhibit of “Baroque-style” photographs at a New York gallery, featuring elegant floral bouquets shot among messy modern paraphernalia. [WWD]

• Nicole Richie’s new QVC line hit the web a day early, and it’s already 30 percent off. [She Finds]

• Anna Dello Russo doesn’t think Raf Simons will go to Dior. “I think he will concentrate on his own line, [with] his name,” she said, “maybe adding womens next to men.” That makes one of us. [Fashionista]

• Jessica Chastain on dressing for the Oscars: “I will never be the girl who walks out carrying my high heel shoes when I’m wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress,” she says. “I just can’t be! I might take them off under a table when nobody knows though but I’ve worn many uncomfortable shoes and I’m fine with that.” [Grazia]

• High-end South Korean department store Shinsegae signed Ewan MacGregor as their new face. [WWD]

Kate Moss wears spring 2012 Louis Vuitton on the cover of Vogue Japan’s April issue. [Fashionista]

Refaeli’s Tennis Undies; Claire’s Copy-Cat Work?