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Cameron Diaz’s First Tag Heuer Ad; Banana Republic’s ‘Pippa’ Dress

Cameron Diaz for Tag Heuer; courtesy of Tag Heuer.
Cameron Diaz for Tag Heuer; courtesy of Tag Heuer. Photo: Tag Heuer

• See Cameron Diaz’s first ad for Tag Heuer, as the face of the label’s “Lady Link” collection. [People StyleWatch]

• Says model on the rise Lara Mullen, “I’ve developed an unhealthy obsession with Googling myself and checking my Fashion Spot page. Generally, people write really nice things, but someone called me plain the other day. I suppose it could be worse.” [Telegraph UK]

• Take a peek inside Tommy and Dee Hilfiger’s apartment at the Plaza. [The Coveteur]

• In case you were wondering what inspired Vogue Italias questionable “Haute Mess” editorial, here are some side-by-side comparisons. [Tumblr/RubyShimmer]

• Banana Republic now sells a dress called “Pippa,” and yes, it bares a slight resemblance (in the neckline, at least) to Pippa Middleton’s famous bridesmaid dress. [InStyle]

• Tiffany & Co. responded to Swatch’s claim of $4.13 billion in lost profits with a counterclaim. The two parties signed a 20-year cooperation agreement in December 2007, under which Swatch would design, manufacture and distribute Tiffany & Co. watches worldwide — but the deal fell apart last year. [WWD]

• Ann Taylor plans “improvements” after fourth-quarter earnings dropped 73 percent. [WSJ]

• The South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 shopping center might be getting a makeover. Pending approval, construction to create a high-end shopping center will begin next year. [Racked]

• Camila Alves (Matthew McConaughey’s wife, former model, and onetime host of Shear Genius) designed a line of handbags. The collection will go on sale later this week, so get excited. [SheFinds]

• The Picture Collection of the New York Public Library and the FIT Archives of the Fashion Institute of Technology Library recently began archiving more than 5,000 fashion drawings and sketches by André Fashion Studios. [NYTimes]

• A judge approved Wal-Mart’s acquisition of a majority stake in South African retailer Massmart. [WSJ]

Diaz’s First Heuer Ad; Republic’s ‘Pippa’ Dress