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Fashion News: Eva Longoria, Chickdowntown + More

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria Parker is set to release her first scent, Eva by Eva Longoria. The perfume, which was developed by Falic Fashion Group, will launch in the US in spring. The scent features top notes of citrus, neroli, bergamot tea and aldehydes. [WWD]


• Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria Parker is set to release her first scent, Eva by Eva Longoria. The perfume, which was developed by Falic Fashion Group, will launch in the US in spring. The scent features top notes of citrus, neroli, bergamot tea and aldehydes. [WWD]

• Australian Swim Fashion Week has been cancelled after it failed to receive financial backing from Queensland Events. The event, held by IMG Fashion, was due to take place on Queensland’s Gold Coast in February. [FrockWriter]

• BCBG Max Azria has announced the release of a bridesmaid collection that will be “timeless, sophisticated and effortlessly chic.” [FabSugar]

• Be Inthavong and Steve Dumain, the founders of Be & D, have decided to part ways after six years. Dumain will stay on as sole creative director at the accessories brand while Inthavong plans on working for his family’s silk business in Laos and New York. [StyleList]

• British designer Vivienne Westwood is joining forces with Lee Jeans on a new denim line, the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee collection, which will include skinny jeans, micro-shorts and bondage cuts. The collection will be available from Fall at Vivienne Westwood boutiques and selected retailers and will be priced between $128 and $320. [FabSugar]

• Condé Nast have filed a copyright lawsuit against an unknown hacker who breached the Condé network this fall and stole more than 1,100 files from GQ, Vogue, Teen Vogue and Lucky magazines. [WWD]

• It looks like the rumors are true. Chickdowntown has defaulted on a revolving loan with Enterprise Bank and owner Amy Reed has said that Chickdown’s days “may be numbered.” Although Chickdowntown will continue to fulfill existing orders, the website has shut down and a phone message at the bricks-and-mortar store had been temporarily disconnected. [Pittsburgh Tribune]

• Stuart Weitzman’s famed $1 million Oscar shoe is no longer. In 2002, Weitzman began giving one female Oscar-nominee a pair to wear each year, but in light of the recession, Weitzman has decided to discontinue the tradition. [StyleList]

• US Congress has reportedly replaced the proposed 5% cosmetic tax with a 10% tax on tanning bed sessions to help fund the healthcare bill, citing concerns that tanning booths increase skin cancer rates. [StyleList]

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