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Link Love: A Nation’s First Fashion Week, Luxe Fashion for Rent and Tay Leaves Zoe?

On our radar this fine Monday morning....

Pakistan holds its first-ever fashion week, despite ongoing violence and political tension in the country’s northwest.

Taylor (a.k.a. Tay Tay) Jacobson of The Rachel Zoe Project fame exited her job on Friday. We wonder how her bangs feel about being unemployed. Via People.

InStyle has the scoop on new site RentTheRunway.com, launching today. For as little as $50, style hounds can rent coveted fashions from labels such as Herve Leger, DVF and Proenza Schouler and return them after the big event. 

New York label Built By Wendy surprises with its latest garment: a poncho for wheelchair users.

New Moxie Girlz dolls are giving Barbie a run for her money, the New York Times reports.

If you thought (perhaps with fashion-fueled glee) that Crocs were doomed, think again. The Cut reports the company is once again profitable. 

Inhabitat gets a kick out of artist Gabriel Dishaw’s up-cycled Jordans, made of scraps from old computers and electronic cast-offs.

The troubled Escada brand is purchased by the 33-year-old daughter of a steel industry billionaire. Via Luxist.

Ferragamo launches an online museum and invites aspiring designers to revamp its shoe designs and submit them for a chance to appear in a virtual gallery show.

W intrigues us with the 6 makeup brands you’ve never heard of (hint: you may have heard of a few, or at least their makers)….