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Adriana Lima Eats Cupcakes in Public; CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalists Get Judged

Bianca Balti for Brazilian <em>Vogue</em>.
Bianca Balti for Brazilian Vogue. Photo: Fernando Lombardi/Vogue Brasil

• The 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists gave their first presentations to the panel of judges at Condé Nast yesterday. [Vogue]

• On Sunday, a pregnant Adriana Lima stopped by Sprinkles Cupcakes on the Upper East Side with her 2-year-old daughter, Valentina, in tow. Passersby noticed that Valentina was well-behaved. [Page Six/NYP]

• Bianca Balti covers August’s Brazilian Vogue wearing leather, photographed by Fernando Lombardi. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

• Candice Swanepoel’s parents once visited her at work. Of the experience, she said, “It was a bit strange at first having my parents on the [Victoria’s Secret] set … I don’t think I even had boobs yet when I left home at 15!” [StyleWatch/People ]

• Christian Louboutin made a tech-inspired stiletto for fall, but mistakenly called the print “computer code” when it’s actually a circuit diagram of a computer chip. It’s kind of like confusing an Internet forum and a thread. [BetaBeat]

• Research firm IBISWorld reports that, over the last five years, the flash-sales industry has seen an average revenue growth of nearly 50 percent a year and projects the number of Gilt Groupe–like sites to grow from 90 to 150 by 2017. [NYT]

• WWD gave Matt Lauer an A as part of its “Man of the Week” column. What, is there no A-plus? [WWD]

• Heidi Klum and her daughters wore matching red lipstick. [HuffPo]

• A toy manufacturer producing Lady Gaga dolls is suing the singer for $10 million after she asked for the figurines’ voice chips to be removed (meaning they won’t be in stores for the Christmas season). [Insert joke about Gaga being silenced here.] [NYDN]

• Jonathan Saunders partnered with the British Fashion Council “to produce bespoke visual event branding and marketing materials” for London Fashion Week in September. [Drapers]

• Tiffany & Co. has moved on to its second artist mural, which covers the scaffolding in front of its Soho store, created by Ellis Gallagher. [Racked]

• Pankaj & Nidhi brought home the International Woolmark Prize for India. [WWD]

• Iggy Azalea is apparently walking at New York Fashion Week. [MTV Style]

• Gucci sued Gucci, and Gucci won. [WWD]

Adriana Lima’s Cupcakes; CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund