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Kate Hudson’s New Ann Taylor Ads Debut; a British Tabloid Says Kate Moss and Gwyneth Paltrow Are in a Carb-Related Feud

Photo: Vogue Netherlands

• Kate Hudson’s second Ann Taylor campaign is out. [Elle]

• Did Kate Moss really tell Gwyneth Paltrow to “eat some f**king carbs”? Probably not, but that would be hilarious, right? [Sun UK]

• StyleCaster rounded up its “50 Most Stylish New Yorkers.” It’s a list that includes Stacey Bendet, GQ’s Michael Hainey, and ANTM alum Allison Harvard. [StyleCaster]

• See a selection of images from the editorials in Dutch Vogue’s first issue. [Fashin]

• Coach won a $5 million trademark case after a jury in Memphis found the owner of a flea market guilty of selling counterfeit bags. [WWD]

• Fiona Byrne shuttered Naag, the website she ran with Agyness Deyn, and started her own online magazine called Byrne Notice instead. [Fashionista]

DKNY’s DKNY PR Girl tweeted 1,105 times in February, more than triple the second and third most active fashion industry tweeters, Kate Spade and Betsey Johnson — 365 and 352 messages for the month, respectively. “I couldn’t even tell you how often I do it,” said Aliza Licht, the woman behind the tweets. (Fortunately, WWD can.) [WWD]

Isaac Mizrahi designed a line of condoms packaged in gingham, polka-dot, and floral prints. On the packaging, Mizrahi says, “I love the irony of that, I like that it’s kind of the most wholesome thing, like kind of Oklahoma-exclamation point!” [Elle]

Richard Chai designed a lounge bar for this year’s Dining by Design benefit, which raises funds for the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. [WWD]

Hermès said it would pay out “exceptional” dividends to shareholders this year after net profits rose 41 percent in 2011. [WWD]

Coco Rocha covers Harper’s Bazaar Singapore. [Fashion Gone Rogue

The New Yorker breaks down Uniqlo’s uniquely successful business model and credits both the (high) number of the company’s actually helpful in-store employees and the amount of time spent training them. [NYer]

• Asma al-Assad, wife of the Syrian president, will be added to a European Union sanctions blacklist later this week after details of her online shopping sprees were revealed via leaked e-mails. Her assets and bank accounts will be frozen in all EU states. [Telegraph UK]

Moss and Paltrow’s Dubious Carb Feud; Hudson’s New Ann Taylor Ads