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Carven Comes to New York City; Slate Explains How Zara Works

Charlize Theron for <em>Elle</em> South Africa.
Charlize Theron for Elle South Africa. Photo: Elle

• Carven’s New York store will open this fall on Mercer and Grand. [Fashionista]

• Slate explains how Zara manages to push out trendy pieces so quickly. [Slate]

• Charlize Theron unbuttons for Elle South Africa’s July cover. [HuffPo]

According to “Page Six,” X-Men and 30 Rock actor James Marsden is expecting a baby with Brazilian model Rose Costa after a one-night stand. [Page Six/NYP]

24/7 Wall St. predicts that Avon, PacSun, and Talbots will all go out of business by 2013. [24/7 Wall St.]

PETA is mad at Kim Kardashian again, this time for wearing Christian Louboutin python boots. [HuffPo]

• Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani has been named the premier goodwill ambassador of Fashion 4 Development, “a two-year-old platform that aims to help reach the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals by encouraging fashion leaders to work on sustainable development initiatives.” [WWD]

Discount store Daffy’s is rumored to be struggling financially. [WWD]

A Brooklyn artist took portraits of people under UV lights, revealing all of their skin’s imperfections. [HuffPo]

Graphic designer and artist Vahram Muratyan partnered with Prada on a women’s and men’s T-shirt line inspired by the brand’s spring/summer 2012 collection. The tees will hit stores in July. [Vogue UK]

• Also, Prada filed a lawsuit against Max Mara for failing to sign over its lease for a store in Honolulu to Prada. [Fashion Law]

Crayola now makes nail polish. [Fashion Etc]

Carven in New York; How Zara Works