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Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 12.07.48 PM.pngIn a new interview for Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, Miuccia Prada offers some pessimistic opinions about the state of the fashion industry in her native Italy.  To wit, she says that the world sees Italy and its fashion sphere as having "less resources, culture, protagonists, ideas, vitality and money" than elsewhere, especially Paris. [WWD]

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The New York Times came out with a profile of Rookie editress (and former pre-teen fashion blogger) Tavi Gevinson and asked interviewed her English teacher about how the teen keeps up with her schoolwork.  "She struggled a little bit early on," the teacher, Jay Lind, said.  "She couldn't keep coming in saying, 'I'm a fashion blogger, do you mind if I turn this in two weeks late?'" [via NY Times]

Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 1.00.31 PM.pngHere's Charlotte Casiraghi in the new Gucci campaign. [via Telegraph]

Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 12.09.54 PM.pngApparently Ryan Lochte's decision to wear a grill almost prevented him from receiving his gold medal. [via Fashionista]

Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 12.23.01 PM.pngIn case you didn't catch the Olympics Opening Ceremonies on Friday (Mary Poppins! The Queen parachuting! Sheep!), here's a fun round-up of some of the best and worst OC team fashion. (L: Netherlands; R: Sweden)  [via Styleite]

Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 12.45.30 PM.pngAnd, speaking of Olympics fashion, a handful of British milliners have been commissioned to design head pieces for classical statues throughout London as part of The Hatwalk Initiative, which launches today.  Among these are creations by Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones.  The look above on Nelson's Column is by Lock & Co. [via Vogue UK]

Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 12.34.36 PM.pngTarget announced that Karlie Kloss will be the face of their boonanas collaboration with Neiman Marcus and CFDA designers. [via Racked]

Screen shot 2012-07-30 at 12.58.05 PM.pngSolange Knowles is rocking some seriously long hair these days. [via The Cut]





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