This Week In Style: Claudia Schiffer Turned Down An Hermès Namesake Bag

  • Supermodel and Guess girl Claudia Schiffer revealed that Hermès wished to name a signature handbag after her when she was 22… and she turned them down at her agent’s insistence. Regrets, I’ve had a few… [Telegraph]
  • It is entirely possible that Michelle Obama will appear on the cover of Vogue in the coming months — The Washingtonian reported that a team from the mag was spotted “moving cameras into the residence” (i.e. the White House) for a shoot with Annie Leibovitz. [The Cut]
  • Good news for the crusade against animal testing for cosmetics (in the European Union, at least): a ban preventing the import and sale of any animal-tested products or ingredients will go into effect March 11. Your move, America. [WWD]
  • If you don’t think your baby smells enough like a baby already, Dolce & Gabbana is launching a new (totally safe, alcohol-free) perfume intended to enhance the natural smell of newborns. The fragrance, inspired by “the softness of baby skin, the freshness of baby breath, a mother’s sweet hug, [and] the first smile” will contain notes of citrus, honey, and melon. Now I’m hungry. Not for babies. [BuzzFeed]

  • Vogue has been around for 121 years, and spans 20 international editions, but for all of the editor-in-chiefs the publication has collectively gone through, there has only been one man (Michel de Brunhoff of Vogue Paris in 1920)… until now. Meet Kullawit Laosuksri, the new EIC of Vogue Thailand. [Refinery29]
  • Rita Ora is on the up-and-up with the fashion set for sure — as if her high-profile friendship with model and socialite Cara Delevingne wasn’t proof enough, Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas worked closely with the singer to create the costumes for her stage show, The Radioactive Tour. [Vogue UK]
  • The man himself, Tom Ford, is the brains behind the new “refined style” Justin Timberlake will be flaunting come The 20/20 Experience. Ford worked closely with J.T. and his team to create “made-to-measure tailoring, including eveningwear, suiting, shirting, ties, shoes and accessories that will be a focal point” of the album, out March 19. [Fashionista]
  • Attention, all rehabilitated former Juicy girls (you know who you are): Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, the founders of aughties fave Juicy Couture, have just signed a deal to co-author an autobiographical book set to hit stores in spring 2014. [Lucky Mag]
  • Are we out of the woods as far as not being in the dead of winter? We sure hope so, because the in-between season is the perfect time to bring out a chic cape in lieu of a traditional coat. [Wander With Style]