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  • It was only a matter of time before Allison Williams landed herself a beauty contract. British import Simple skincare, which offers products formulated for sensitive skin, has tapped the “Girls” star and Ridiculously Pretty Person as their first American spokesmodel. Allison may not play squeaky-clean on the show, but she’s definitely got the kind of fresh face that’ll look great getting water splashed on it in 30-second TV clips! [People Style Watch]
  • Do you skip the advised “patch test” every time you use a new product? Uh, yeah, me too, but now that I’ve seen what an allergic reaction to boxed hair dye looks like, I’m second-guessing my devil-may-care habits in a big way. [Gawker]
  • Following in the well-heeled footsteps of other models-cum-designers like Cindy Crawford and Elle Macpherson, Alessandra Ambrosio is making the transition from clothes-wearer to clothes-maker with a new lifestyle empire called Alé. The brand will offer a variety of accessibly-priced wares channeling Alessandra’s personal style. [Telegraph]
  • Watch out, Diet Pepsi (Sofia Vergara, that means you): Marc Jacobs is this year’s face (and abs) of Diet Coke in honor of the soft drink’s 30th birthday. The 49-year-old designer created three cans, three bottles, and three ad campaigns for the celebration, and said of the campaign, “I think glamour and sex sells just about everything.” [Fashionista]
  • Organizers and supporters of Intern Labor Rights, a division of the Occupy Wall Street movement that campaigns in favor of fair treatment and compensation for unpaid interns, intend on storming Lincoln Center this New York Fashion Week. I can’t see industry bigwigs, who happen to wear very sharp shoes, taking kindly to their presence. [Refinery29]
  • In celebration of Black History Month, we’re honoring Ann Cole Lowe, the black fashion designer who created Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ wedding dress for her marriage to John F. Kennedy. Lowe never received the credit she deserved for her design — Jacqueline referred to her dress simply as being made by “a colored woman dressmaker,” while Washington Post fashion editor Nine Hyde wrote only “the dress was designed by a Negro, Ann Lowe.” [Huffington Post]
  • Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine is as notorious for her otherworldly style as she is for her soaring vocals. Now you can shop the singer’s jewelry swag thanks to her new line of baubles inspired by “Ceremonials,” all without breaking the bank — or the birdcage. [Betty Confidential]
  • Iconic former Vogue Italia editor Anna Piaggi passed away last August, but as they say, you can’t take it with you: that’s why we’ll be able to feast our eyes on the street style pioneer’s enormous fashion collection, to be shown as a permanent exhibition at Milan’s Fabbrica Del Vapore. [WWD]
  • Well, this is sufficiently creepy, not to mention a tad racist: an Indonesian knit company has done us the very thoughtful favor of producing some seriously questionable voodoo dolls in the image of famous pop icons, like Anna Wintour, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and … Barack Obama? [Hello Beautiful]
  • Will Andre Leon Talley be the next fashion figure to build a media empire a  la Tyra Banks? The former Vogue EIC has signed on to executive-produce his own late-night talk show, among other “special projects.” [The Cut]
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