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Link Love: Levi’s + Opening Ceremony Collaborate, Locals on Project Runway and more…

Refinery 29 is all abuzz with the news that Levi’s and Opening Ceremony will reportedly collaborate on a line of cobranded apparel, set to arrive in San Francisco’s flagship store next month.

If you weren’t already planning on tuning in went Project Runway returns to Lifetime on Thursday night, SF Unzipped has two reasons for you to change your mind (hint: they both live in the Bay Area).

Link Love: From Trash to Charity, Chanel Tattoos and Wig Wonders

Juicy bits to start your weekend …

Caught: It was recently discovered that large retailers such as H&M and Wal-Mart have been throwing away unsold merchandise. According to NYT, H&M promised to donate these garments to charities going forward. Talk about power of the press for positive change.

Transfer tattoos and body paint have been all over the runways and Chanel has capitalized on the trend. Elle UK previews their uber feminine offerings that will save us from tacky alternatives.

Link Love: Bye Bye ’09 + Good Fat and Free Tunes

Decade, we bid you adieu. Our final lovely links for '09:

Link Love: Ben Sherman Ditches the Ladies, Rodarte for Target Drops and more...

Sorry girls, this week brought word that Ben Sherman is planning to exit the women’s apparel business for good.

Rodarte for Target arrived in stores and the retailer’s online shop yesterday. By early afternoon, almost every item we perused online was already out of stock.

The Sartorialist defends the recent female-to-male imbalance on his blog.

Link Love: Strange Accessories, Housewife Madonna, Annie Leibovitz for Kohl’s

Juicy bits to start your weekend …

The Frisky finds 2009’s strangest accessories—boob scarves, chainmail stockings, taxidermy headbands. And that’s just the beginning of the list.

It’s a low day for Annie Leibovitz. Known for Vogue spreads and personal relationships with every important fashion figure and cultural icon, the famed photographer has now succumbed to shooting Britney Spears for Kohl’s to pay off that huge debt she’s sinking in. (via Nitrolicious)

Link Love: Margiela Exits Maison Martin Margiela, Rodarte Sample Sale and more…

With public-shy Belgian designer Martin Margiela reportedly exiting his Paris-based fashion house for good and no successor in sight, rumors are flying about the avant-garde label’s future.

Link Love: Man Cleavage Busts onto the Scene, Sonia Rykiel for H&M and more…

Lovely links to start the week...

Man cleavage (a.k.a. heavage) is busting onto the scene as the latest style trend embraced by dapper dudes, reports the Wall Street Journal.

High Snobiety checks out the Friends with You pop-up store at Art Basel Miami Beach.

Inhabitat impresses us with this easy tutorial on how to turn old shoes into solar-powered light fixtures.

Link Love: The $6,837 Scooter Helmet, Fashion’s Best Catchphrases and an Unlikely Tom Boy

Striking envy in fashion-obsessed scooter riders everywhere, Karl Lagerfeld’s couture helmets have hit stores, reports the Cut. What’ll it cost you? Oh, just a cool $1,805 to $6,837 each.

Victoria Beckham will reportedly re-launch her premium denim line, but this time with a new look and a new name.

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