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Olsen Twins Cover British Elle; Alessandra Ambrosio Designs Shoes

Ashley & Mary Kate's <em>Elle</em> UK covers, respectively.
Ashley & Mary Kate’s Elle UK covers, respectively.

• Footwear brand Melissa collaborates with Alessandra Ambrosio as part of its guest designer series. [WWD]

• Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen each cover separate versions of Elle UK’s April issue — and Ashley booked the subscribers’ cover too. [Design Scene]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Ryan Reynolds star in their second ad campaign for Marks & Spencer. [Telegraph]

• Alexa Chung on America: “I don’t really fit into the American ideal of the dolly bird of shiny floor TV. They are always telling me I am so ‘kooky’ and ‘quirky.’ I can be a bit under the radar there. It’s a good place to get sorted out.” [Grazia]

• Preview of the “Louis Vuitton–Marc Jacobs” exhibit in Paris. [Vogue]

• In addition to her new Glamour covers, Jennifer Lawrence also landed the April cover of Seventeen. [JustJared]

• American Apparel reported its third consecutive month of double-digit sales gains with an 11 percent increase in February. [WWD]

• Despite the label winning its trademark infringement case against the U.S. Polo Association last year, a federal judge denied Ralph Lauren’s request for a reimbursement of attorneys’ fees from the polo club. [WWD]

Olsens Cover Elle UK; Ambrosio Designs Shoes