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Longchamp Debuts Footwear Collection; Kate Upton Signs As Skullcandy Ambassador

Lara Stone.
Lara Stone. Photo: vogueimac5

• Longchamp debuts its first full footwear collection. [WWD]

Lara Stone covers Vogue Turkey. [Design Scene]

• Kate Upton signed with Skullcandy as a new “supermodel ambassador” for the brand’s headphones. [NYDN]

• Model Josie Maran blogs about her pregnancy for People. She starts her first post with a shameless plug: “My daughter Rumi Joon is growing almost as fast as Josie Maran Cosmetics (JMC), the business I started when I was pregnant with her.”  [People]

• Vogue highlights pieces from the recent British Fashion Council’s London Showrooms showcase in New York. [Vogue]

• Perry Ellis International, Inc. plans to exit its brands. [WWD]

• Carine Roitfeld on Karl Lagerfeld’s photography skills: “There is a sensitivity there that has really got to the heart of people. He is smart because he shoots really fast. He doesn’t hang around shooting lots of options: 3 or 4 frames and that’s it. He doesn’t sap the energy. Everyone left this shoot with a smile on their faces.” [Grazia

• A British report predicts four out of ten stores will have to close in the next five years as consumers turn to online shopping. [Guardian UK]

• J Brand, which expanded into ready-to-wear from denim earlier this year, looks to open its first stores — flagships in New York and London — within the next year. [WWD]

Longchamp’s New Shoes; Upton’s New Headphones