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Read the Tales of a Photo Retoucher; It’s Time for Anne V to Get Serious With Alexander Skarsgård

Anne V for <em>Numéro</em>.
Anne V for Numéro. Photo: Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones/Num?ro

• BuzzFeed Shift talked to a photo retoucher who said, among many other interesting things: “I work on supermodels, and people are always asking, what do you do to them? We do a lot of skin clean-up to make their skin look perfect, but I don’t do any distortion of their bodies because these girls are really genetically blessed. I have smoothed boniness before — like when models have bones sticking out of their chest, they want that subdued. That’s somewhat common.” [BuzzFeed Shift]

• Anne V is apparently “ready for something serious” with Alexander Skarsgård. [Us Weekly]

• In other Anne V news, she covers the August 2012 issue of Numéro, photographed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones. [Design Scene]

• Salvatore Ferragamo is designing the Olympic uniforms for the Republic of San Marino. Hopefully the outfits will be made in the Republic of San Marino. [WWD]

• Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has raised £10 million (about $15.6 million) in ticket sales since going on display at Buckingham Palace last year. [Vogue UK]

• Prince Harry has a new love interest, reported to be model Cara Delevingne by some media outlets and socialite Cressida Bonas by others. Either way: booooo. [Fashionista]

• Here’s a first look at Florence + the Machine’s North American tour costumes. [People StyleWatch]

• Tom Ford is launching his second men’s fragrance. [WWD]

• Keira Knightley wears Chanel Joaillerie in Anna Karenina. [WWD]

• Racked asked passersby on Bedford Avenue how they feel about the possibility of J.Crew moving to Williamsburg. [Racked]

• J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson wants to “put a big bear hug around Middle America,” where his stores have seen fewer shoppers since the department store stopped sending out coupons. [NYP]

Photo Retouching Tales; Anne V and Skarsgård