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Anne Vyalitsyna’s Film Debut; Harper Beckham’s Godmother Confirmed

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Anne Vyalitsyna makes her movie debut in A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth, forthcoming Die Hard film. [Variety]

Victoria Beckham asked Eva Longoria to be baby Harper’s godmother. [InStyle]

• Isabella Rossellini is featured on the new cover of Vogue Italia — a very retro, nineties-style glamour shot. [Fashin]

• Simon Doonan on child beauty queen Eden Wood: “Eden will probably be a very chill grown up.” [Buzzfeed]

• A Texan shopper is suing Neiman Marcus for $1.4 million, after the store refused to take back clothing her husband had bought her as presents. He’d apparently used her money, not his own, to purchase the gifts and, furthermore, spent so much that his mistress (who worked as a personal shopper at the store in question) could get commission. [ABC News]

• Two lucky Grazia editors toured the fashion archive at Kensington Palace in London — click through a slideshow of all the finery they saw. [Grazia Daily]

• A profile of Rei Kawakubo: “If Karl Lagerfeld is the leading talk artist of fashion, Ms. Kawakubo is the Mona Lisa. She makes no effort to reveal her meanings, though at times she explains her methods.” [NYT]

• The forthcoming Express store in Times Square will reportedly cost the label $23 million a year in rent. [Racked]

• Says Kim France, “It feels very strange to me, the notion of people asking me what I do for a living, and at 48 to say, ‘I’m a blogger.’” [NYT]

• Iris Apfel on an as yet unmet ambition: “I’ve always said that if I had time, I’d open a shop on Madison Avenue and call it ‘Sleeves.’” (Because all the dresses there would have sleeves, obviously.) [Refinery29]

• Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue made a summer shop-in-shop with warm-weather items like Sir Alistair Rai scarves and towels. [Official Website]

• Cartier debuts a new Tank watch next month — the Tank Anglaise, named after the luxury label’s London boutique. [Elle]

• Barneys partners with Walt Disney Co. for this year’s holiday season, with a fashion film set to feature “designers, photographers, editors, and other fashion insiders.” [Elle]

Anne Vyalitsyna’s Film Debut; Harper’s Godmother