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Elle to Be Hearst’s Biggest September Issue; Heidi Klum Praises Katie Holmes’s Style

Miranda Kerr for <em>Vogue</em> Turkey.
Miranda Kerr for Vogue Turkey. Photo: Sofia & Mauro/Vogue Turkey

• The upcoming issue of Elle will be Hearst’s largest September issue of all time, thanks to 400 ad pages (up 14 percent from last year). [AdWeek via Fashionista]

• FYI, Heidi Klum thinks Katie Holmes has great style, and she has nothing but praise for Holmes & Yang: “I think [Katie] has a great line. I like a lot of her clothes, especially right now. She has these very beautiful spaghetti-strap camisoles. I love them, and the line. Sometimes these very basic things are the hardest ones to find.” [Us]

Miranda Kerr covers August’s Vogue Turkey, photographed by Sofia & Mauro. [Design Scene]

Monique Lhuillier is designing a shoe line to debut this spring. [WWD]

• Here’s a look behind the scenes of James Franco’s newest video for 7 for All Mankind. [Grazia]

• Another anonymous retoucher speaks! This one explained why there’s so many Photoshop disasters these days: “A big problem is when there are too many cooks in the kitchen. When you have the creative director, three art directors, the copy writer, the account manager, the production manager, the retouchers, the photographer, and the make-up/hair company each voicing their opinion on things that need to be tweaked (not to mention politics in getting a word in), then you have a recipe for The Perfect (Overretouched) Storm where every sign of imperfection is retouched.” [Fashionista]

Marc Jacobs’s ex Austin Armacost stands naked on a runway in his ad for PETA. [Fashionista]

Glee’s Darren Criss explains how his style differs from that of his TV character, Blaine: “I do work with my stylist, but believe it or not, I do put my legs into my own pants and I get to say yes, no, maybe so. I’ve had to tie a few ties for some of the boys here.” [InStyle]

• Nars is launching a skin-care line. [WWD]

Elle’s September Issue; Klum on Holmes’s Style