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  • Tia Cibani is stepping down from her position as creative director of Ports 1961. Her sister and creative partner, Fiona, will now assume the role. Cibani has been at Ports 1961 since 1990; no word on what she plans next. [WWD]
  • Katy Perry wore a latex dress printed with the music to "The Girl From Ipanema" to a party for her perfume. [WWD]
  • "No I am not getting married," says Marc Jacobs. [Vogue UK]
  • Congress will consider a bill to limit the use of of dangerous chemicals in cosmetics. Reports of high levels of lead and other toxic substances in items like lipstick led even the cosmetics industry's main lobbying group to ask Congress for a better regulatory framework to be put in place. However, the industry apparently doesn't like what it got — its lobbyists held a press conference to oppose the bill, which Women's Wear Daily reports contains these provisions: "The legislation would require manufacturers to conduct safety testing on all ingredients; direct the FDA to establish a list of prohibited ingredients; require cosmetics manufacturers to list the name of each ingredient, including the components of fragrances, on each product label; provide recall authority to the FDA for products that fail to meet the new safety standards; require the Secretary of Health & Human Services to conduct annual random sample tests for pathogens or contaminants, and require mandatory reporting of adverse health effects by cosmetics manufacturers, packagers and distributors." [WWD]
  • Halle Berry is going to play a role in the film adaptation of Shoe Addicts Anonymous. [WWD]
  • When Olympic fencer Tim Morehouse was signed to Wilhelmina, the agency made him lift his modeling game. Morehouse had to lose 15 pounds, learn how to pose, get a spray tan, and take care of those brows. On that last part, "It hurts," he said. "I find it very painful and I scream and make a lot of noise. So when I'm in the eyebrow threading place at 23rd and Park, right across the street from Wilhelmina, you can probably hear someone screaming from the store in the street, that's me getting my eyebrows threaded." What an inhumane industry. [The Cut]
  • Lara Stone did a shoot for French Playboy wearing some jeweled corsets from the 2008 Victoria's Secret show. And very little else. The spread sort of looks like it was shot in the hallway of a cheap hotel. [NSFW Fashionising]
  • Occasionally — very occasionally — fashion teaches you a new word. Today's word is factice. [WWD]
  • Apparently, it took Daisy Lowe six months of intense concentration to design her collection for the French chain Morgan. [Vogue UK]
  • Alexander McQueen will be remembered at a private memorial service at St. Paul's cathedral during London fashion week. [WWD]
  • Vogue Nippon fashion director Anna Dello Russo is launching a signature perfume. [WWD]
  • Lanvin's New York store still isn't officially open — for some reason, the power isn't on — but those wealthy enough to afford Lanvin and willing to tolerate the lack of air-conditioning and light are apparently browsing by candlelight. [Racked]
  • The company is launching a perfume called Marry Me this fall. [WWD]
  • Also this fall, Taylor Momsen will be the face of a new Galliano perfume. [WWD]
  • RVCA's contract with Erin Wasson doesn't expire until December 31st of this year, but she won't be presenting a collection at fashion week in September — by mutual agreement, Wasson and the company say, officially. "We hope to work with her on new collaborations in the near future," said the street wear brand's creative director. Wasson said she hopes to focus on her jewelry line. [WWD]
  • Tod's SpA revenues rose 5.2% during the first six months of this year, over the same period a year ago. The Tod's brand had sales rise by 8.4%. [WWD]
  • Polo Ralph Lauren is spending $47 million buying back its South Korean retail and wholesale operations, which were performed under license. [WWD]