Molly Sims Gives Birth, Marisa Miller Is PregnantS

Marisa Miller, best known as a Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition model, is pregnant with her first child. [People]
And in other news of models and their spawn, Molly Sims gave birth to a baby boy. Sims and her husband haven't yet announced the name. [Us]


Molly Sims Gives Birth, Marisa Miller Is PregnantSHere's a first look at Narciso Rodriguez's designs for Kohl's. This designer collaboration series has a new gimmick: the collection is "inspired" by a world city, so the designer and the customer get to go on a literal and a metaphorical journey, respectively. Rodriguez's city was Istanbul; rumor has it the next designer to take part is Derek Lam. Rodriguez's collection, priced at $30 to $150, will hit stores in November. [WWD]
Molly Sims Gives Birth, Marisa Miller Is PregnantStella Tennant is in the fall Givenchy campaign. [WWD]
Molly Sims Gives Birth, Marisa Miller Is PregnantSNatalia Vodianova is on the new cover of GQ Russia. [DS]
Molly Sims Gives Birth, Marisa Miller Is PregnantCynthia Rowley — who has in the past put her brand name on diapers and band-aids — collaborated with Tweezerman, resulting in these patterned tweezers ($25). [WWD]
Molly Sims Gives Birth, Marisa Miller Is PregnantThis is a shoe, designed by someone called Bon Iver. [AdWeek]
Molly Sims Gives Birth, Marisa Miller Is PregnantSKarolina Kurkova made the cover of Vogue Spain, wearing a white lace skirt and turquoise earrings. [DS]
Molly Sims Gives Birth, Marisa Miller Is PregnantSinger Sky Ferreira nabbed her first ad campaign, for Vigoss. [WWD]
  • Purple-clad "fashion police" patrolled the gates of Royal Ascot, taking aside guests who didn't meet the dress code and offering the women pashminas and fascinators (for bare shoulders and heads, respectively) and the men neckties (for un-tied necks), respectively. Those were free of charge; for £50, women could hire a hat for the day. "I'd only found out on Saturday that I was coming here and hadn't realised I would be going through the Royal Enclosure to get to the owners and trainers area — and would need a hat," said one woman who took advantage of the services. "I think it's lovely they're doing this though...It's £50 I can't put on horses, so I might end up saving some money." [Independent]
  • Fast Company put together an interesting graphic that compares the world's four biggest apparel retail companies — Inditex, which owns Zara; Uniqlo; H&M; and Gap Inc., which owns Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy — across various metrics. Determining which chain is "the biggest" depends on which measure is used: number of stores, market capitalization, or total revenue. But having all this information is interesting, considering that if current trends continue, many of us will be buying most of our wardrobes from these four companies well into the future. [Racked]
  • Gap C.E.O. Glenn Murphy is hinting that the popular Diane von Furstenberg for Gap Kids collaboration may become an ongoing thing. At a retail conference, Murphy talked up Gap Inc.'s designer associations, including Trina Turk's current collection for Banana Republic. "So you look at our brands, you got the Diane von Furstenberg association with Gap, which we'd like to think can continue into the future." [WWD]
  • Net profits at H&M rose 22.6% during the quarter just ended, to $765 million. Same-store sales rose 2%. [WWD]
  • The Griot has nine suggestions for emerging black designers whose wares Michelle Obama — and maybe even the rest of us — could integrate into our wardrobes. [The Griot]
  • If you intern for Cushnie et Ochs, you just might be asked to help make their Halloween costumes. [DFR]
  • The amount of damages awarded to Gucci in that company's recently resolved copyright-infringement lawsuit against Guess and its subsidiary Marc Fisher has just been reduced from $4.7 million to $4.61 million. Fisher's damages were cut dramatically, from $1.9 million to just over $450,000. [WWD]
  • The Design Museum in London is enjoying the success of its current Christian Louboutin retrospective exhibit, the designer's first ever. The museum says that with 38,000 visitors since May 1, it is its most popular show ever, and has had to extend its opening hours. [Telegraph]