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Edited by on August 15 2011 at 5:32 PM

- Michelle Obama, in a rare sartorial misstep, scheduled the National Design Awards for Sept. 13th, also known as the middle of New York Fashion Week. Finalists Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung can’t make it while winner Gilles Mendel had to reschedule his runway show. [WWD]

- Don’t call it a comeback because it’s apparently never going anywhere. Latest Sex and the City news: a revamped TV show with Sarah Jessica Parker allegedly signed on to produce. [Fashionista]

INDIE NEWSROOM: National Design Awards an Inconvenient Truth...Laras Violet Femme...Andrej Pejics Baby Bump

- Lara Stone drowns in a sea of petals to the delight of Mert and Marcus for Tom Ford‘s Violet Blonde fragrance. [Design Scene]

- Remember that time that London burned down? Yeah, me neither, but despite the rioting and the chaos, rest assured Anglophiles, London’s Fashion’s Night Out will continue as planned. [Fashionista]

- Robert Pattinson is on the rags. The Twilight heartthrob is coming out with his own Rags by Robert clothing line. [Refinery29]

- Andrej Pejic, professional androgyne and noted wit, once threw on a fake baby bump in an ode to his Victoria’s Secret brethren (sistren?) only to be stopped by airport customs who thought he was trying to smuggle drugs. Story of my life, except that my fake pregnancy was actually eight pounds of cocaine. You live you learn. [NY Mag]

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