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Brooklyn Decker Has a Crush List; Nicole Miller Is a Food Editor Now

Lily Donaldson for <em>Vogue</em> Spain.
Lily Donaldson for Vogue Spain.

• The Hamptons’ newspaper of record, The Daily Dan, has tapped Nicole Miller as food editor for its twelve-issue run between Memorial Day and Labor Day. [Daily Front Row]

 Lily Donaldson covers Vogue Spain, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski.  [Design Scene]

Says Brooklyn Decker, “I have a top-five list, and Gisele is my number one. So she can do no wrong in my eyes … Well, everyone has a top-five list of their biggest crushes, you know? … Usually, it’s guys on my list, but Gisele is just so perfect in every way.” [GQ]

• Coach’s latest handbag collaboration will place the single-stroke paintings of James Nares on the brand’s double-layered white canvas totes. [Style.com]

 Beijing–based environmental group EnviroFriends reports that the textile industry released 2.5 billion metric tons of sewage in 2010, meaning garment production was the third-largest source of water pollution in China. [Refinery29]

 Concluding a bizarre lawsuit, a judge ruled that Betty Phillips, reported mistress of the late C.C. Wang (Vera’s dad), is not entitled to any part of his fortune. [NYDN]

 Maison Kitsuné opened its first American store yesterday, located inside Manhattan’s NoMad Hotel. Bienvenue! [Elle]

 Gilt Groupe’s founders Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson offered advice on how to handle frenemies. [Shift/BuzzFeed]

 Carolina Herrera will receive an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology on May 22. [WWD]

• The Revolution, an ABC talk show hosted by Tim Gunn that you likely didn’t know about, was canceled last week. You likely didn’t know about that, either. [Styleite]

• Paul & Joe will launch a diffusion collection, called PJ Paul & Joe, come fall. The younger styles will be priced from $150 to $800 and sold at the brand’s L.A. flagship, on its website, and on MrPorter.com. [WWD]

Designer Monika Chiang on why footwear still sells, even in a bad economy: “It’s about feeling good and the way shoes can give you an instant emotional lift. And shoes also create excitement and that ‘I need to have it’ impulse that transcends anything else that’s going on.” [FN]

• Time magazine’s senior art director Emily Crawford started a clothing line. [Daily Candy]

On Tuesday, Louis Vuitton won a counterfeit case to stop companies from illegally profiting off the luxury brand’s trademarks. [WWD]

Brooklyn Decker Crushes; Nicole Miller Edits