Fashion News: Kate Walsh, CFDA + More

February 2, 2012 by

Fashion News: Kate Walsh, CFDA + MorePrivate Practice actress Kate Walsh has a new fragrance called Billionaire Boyfriend. According to Walsh, the fragrance is “a throwback to times when things were just sexy and romantic, and that fantasy of James Bond movies, Monte Carlo, driving down the coast in a sports car… la dolce vita.”[People]

• Australian model Andrej Pejic is the subject of a new song by London-based musician Victoria Aitken. [Vogue UK]

• New York-based bakery Baked by Melissa has created a cupcake inspired by designer Betsey Johnson. [WWD]

• The Council of Fashion Designers of America has launched a curated online boutique at OpenSky. [WWD]

• British model Erin O’Connor has been forced to close her Model Sanctuary for the first time since its launch in 2008. [Vogue UK]

• Beleaguered retailer Esprit is closing all its North American stores. [Bloomberg]

• H&M named Danish designer Stine Riis the winner of its first annual international H&M Design Award. [WWD]

• Jason Wu’s spring advertising campaign will be plastered across Manhattan in a guerrilla-style campaign. [WWD]

• Contemporary label L’Agence has expanded into accessories. [FabSugar]

• Ralph Rucci will no longer stage his February runway show at Lincoln Center as previously planned, opting for private showroom appointments instead. [WWD]

• Designer Richard Chai is the new creative director at Seattle-based outdoors brand Filson. [WWD]

• Throughout the month of February, Saks Fifth Avenue will donate 5 percent of all registered purchased made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card to different charities across the country. [WWD]

• TOMS has debuted its ballet flat collection. [SheFinds]

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