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Mother-Daughter Shoplifting Trip Ends Badly; M Magazine to Relaunch

Guinevere van Seenus for <em>Vogue</em> Netherlands.
Guinevere van Seenus for Vogue Netherlands. Photo: Annemarieke van Drimmelen/Vogue Netherlands

M, the high-end men’s fashion magazine that folded in the early nineties, will be brought back as a quarterly lifestyle title by Fairchild Fashion Media. [NYP]

• A Michigan mother who allegedly forced two kids to help her shoplift clothes from an Old Navy store over the weekend refused to pick up her 11-year-old daughter from the police station after the girl was caught. Not exactly good partners in crime. [HuffPo]

• Guinevere van Seenus covers Vogue Netherlands’ June issue, photographed by Annemarieke van Drimmelen. [Fashion Copious]

• Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Dazed & Confused have teamed up to introduce Fashion Broadcasting, “a digital platform that will showcase emerging talent beyond the four major fashion capitals,” like Russia, South Africa, Mexico, and China. Gosh, who knew they had fashion there? [WWD]

• Louis Vuitton, worth $25.9 billion, is the world’s most valuable luxury brand for the seventh consecutive year, according to the 2012 BrandZ study. [NYP]

• Yesterday, Louis Vuitton sent out a press release taking credit for Brad Pitt’s suit at the Cannes Film Festival and then issued a correction after realizing it was actually made by Gucci. Whoopsies. [E! Online]

• Karen Walker is launching a five-piece, limited-edition sunglasses collection, to be sold at her traveling sunglasses stand. [Teen Vogue]

• The jury for El Botón-Mango Fashion Awards has been named and includes Carolina Herrera as the chairman, plus Kate Moss, Derek Blasberg, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Géraldine Saglio, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Colleen Sherin, and president of Mango Isak Andic as members. The competition concludes May 30. [WWD]

• VFILES made a video spoof of Hollister model castings — complete with a keg-stand test. [Styleite]

• Ralph Lauren hopes to open 60 stores in China over the next three years. [WWD]

• Vionnet’s new majority stakeholder is Kazakhstani-born and London-based Goga Ashkenazi, head of Go to Enterprise Sarl. [WWD]

• Slate explores when and why high-fashion models have gotten so young. [Slate]

Mother-Daughter Shoplifting Trip; M Magazine