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Fashion News: Blake Lively, British Fashion Awards + More

Today in Fashion News: Blake Lively is reportedly the new face of Chanel handbags. Meanwhile, the British Fashion Awards winners have been announced.

Fashion News: Blake Lively, British Fashion Awards + More• Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively will reportedly star in an upcoming Chanel handbag campaign. Lively supposed shot the campaign in Paris last week. [E! Online]

• Fashion blogger BryanBoy has revealed he earns over $100,000 a year from appearances and advertising. [NY Mag]

• Supermodel Christy Turlington has partnered with Avon on a new fragrance, called Slip Into. [Styleite]

• Nail color brand Essie is turning to retail. The retail collection will offer 100 nail color shades and will be supported by four seasonal collections. [All Lacquered Up]

• Hermès has filed a request with France’s market regulator AMF to be exempted from the obligation to launch an initial public offering for the company after grouping more than 50 percent of its capital into a non-listed holding company. [WWD]

• Hubert de Givenchy is working on a fashion exhibition for the Château de Haroué, an 18th-century castle in France’s Lorraine region. [WWD]

• On her deathbed, Isabella Blow reportedly said to nurses: “Google me, I am important.” [Fashionista]

• Jason Wu is now making his popular “Miss Wu” bag in large and mini sizes. []

• Kanye West has reportedly asked Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin to create the costumes for West’s tour wardrobe. [Hint]

• Heidi Klum, Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss are just three of the most entrepreneurial models in the world. [Forbes]

• Celine’s Phoebe Philo won Designer of the Year at last night’s British Fashion Awards. In other categories, Mulberry won the Best Designer Brand award, Alexa Chung won the British Style award, and Alexander McQueen was posthumously honored with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design. [WWD]

• Vera Wang is launching a line of makeup and color, skin care, bath and body products, and beauty accessories, in collaboration with Kohl’s. [WWD]

• Yves Saint Laurent sent out a virtual casting call yesterday for 130 extras—aged 25 to 50—to be in an advertisement for a YSL fragrance. [WWD]

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