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Jessica Simpson Is Now Designing Wedding Dresses; Choupette Lagerfeld Books First Editorial

Doutzen Kroes for <em>Vogue</em> Portugal.
Doutzen Kroes for Vogue Portugal. Photo: S?lve Sundsb?/Vogue Portugal

• Jessica Simpson is designing a wedding-dress line. Bet you didn’t see that coming. [NYDN via In Touch]

• “Famous beauty” Choupette Lagerfeld will appear in V magazine. [Fashionista via WWD]

• Doutzen Kroes covers Vogue Portugal’s August 2012 issue, photographed by Sølve Sundsbø. Summer! Friday! [Fashion Copious (Warning: NSFW)]

• If you can only watch one YouTube clip of an old bearded man using Hannah Montana perfume as raccoon repellant for the rest of your life, this is it. [Fashionista]

• British beauty chain Boots No 7 is creating a line of Gatsby-themed products, pegged to the release of The Great Gatsby. [Racked]

• Sewing is making a comeback, with SVP Worldwide’s (the maker of Singer sewing machines) sales in the United States expected to top 3 million this year. [NYT]

• The Telegraph took a look at Schiaparelli’s new “muse” Farida Khelfa. [Telegraph UK]

• Italy’s consumer protection agency is still disputing Tod’s chief Diego Della Valle’s donation of 25 million euros to restore the Colosseum, but Rome’s regional court decided the complaints are inadmissible. [WWD]

• Kate Spade is being sued for $1 million by artist Vera Neumann’s company, which claims the designer lifted a print from Neumann’s 1979 work “Poppy Field.” [NYP]

• Here’s Abbey Lee Kershaw on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. [Frockwriter]

• Russian couture collector and street-style star Ulyana Sergeenko debuted her couture collection right after Chanel on Tuesday night, to an audience that included Carine Roitfeld, Grace Coddington, Anna Dello Russo, and Patrick Demarchelier. [Fashion Law]

Simpson Wedding Dresses; Choupette Lagerfeld