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Link Love: Dress Yourself in Designer Bags, Invest in Gap and Listen to André Leon Talley

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The Frisky critiques W magazine’s take on homelessness. Hint: it involves dressing Sasha Pivovarova in designer bags.

In a ploy to convince Wall Street that Gap is a smart investment, the company sent their new 1969 designer jeans to traders on the floor. Clever marketing tactic, if you ask us. (via The Cut)

Link Love: DKNY Gets The Cut, Icy As Ever Anna and JPG Rumors Denied

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LVMH is unloading excess baggage and it sounds like DKNY is one of the brands on the chopping block. Fashionista shares details.

The Fug Girls comment on Anna’s icy Letterman appearance and The Cut brings us the YouTube video in case you missed the interview on TV last night.

Link Love: Miss Universe, Manties on the Rise, Grace vs. Anna and more...

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In case you missed it (does anyone actually watch this pageant anymore?), Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez was crowned Miss Universe 2009 yesterday, via the Shopping Blog. It was the second win in a row for Venezuela.

Link Love: Marc Jacobs To Dress Miss Piggy, JPG To Leave Hermès and NUDE Goes To Court

Interesting sound bites to start your weekend …

Are times getting so desperate that designers are taking to dressing puppets? People reports that Marc Jacobs may be creating a couture look for Miss Piggy. Really?

Our favorite outlandish French designer is rumored to be leaving Hermès. Fashion Week Daily has the word on Jean Paul Gaultier’s resignation.

Link Love: Weird Baggy Hose, Discount Codes Galore, Avril Won't Pay Models

Via the Coveted, we ponder the arrival of Wolford’s new baggy, footless stocking with equal parts shock and awe.

Fashion Orbit always makes us (and our wallets) giddy with its extensive weekly roundup of online discount codes.

Link Love: King of Pop Clothing Line, Dakota Fanning All Grown Up and the It Girl Quiz

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We just can’t seem to let Michael Jackson rest in peace. Racked has the skinny on the King of Pop’s posthumous clothing line with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier.

15 going on 30? Dakota Fanning joins the ranks of Emma Watson and other precocious teen stars looking oh so beautiful and grown up. (via NYT)

Link Love: Armored Pants, CocoPerez and More on Invisible Eyebrows

Juicy fashion bits to start your weekend …

Protect yourself with Acne’s new armored pants for Spring 2010. The Cut talks up the “benefits” of this safety gear.

Leave it to Perez Hilton to start a fashion blog. Check out CocoPerez and tell us what you think—cred or no cred?

Link Love: Anna Wintour on Letterman, Models Un-retouched and More

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Anna wintour live and uncensored on Letterman! The grande dame of fashion is finally stepping out into the limelight. The Cut says she’ll appear on the Late Show on August 24 to promote The September Issue.

Peter Lindbergh continues his au natural streak and captures supermodels on camera without makeup and minimal retouching for September’s Harper’s Bazaar. And they’re still stunning. Ugh. Fashionologie gives us the goods.

Gap's Patrick Robinson Dishes on New Premium Denim Under $70

When we caught up with Head of Design for Gap Patrick Robinson during his whirlwind visit to San Francisco last week, the Giorgio Armani and Paco Rabanne alum tapped to revive his current company’s style cred from the only-for-prepsters pigeon hole it had arguably been living in for well over a decade was juggling journalists on the bustling floor of the Gap at Market and Powell in between efforts to shop Gap’s latest offerings for fall.

“I only wear Gap, since the day I started,” says Robinson, who tells us he shops at Gap stores when he travels to different cities.

Link Love: Tie One On, Pucker Up Naturally and Stare in Horror at Whit Port

We know. It's Monday. Sorry about that. But at least you can start your week off with some good reads from our feeds…

We love scarves all year round, but we will admit occasionally falling out of love with our current tying techniques. FocusOnStyle.com’s Sharon Haver comes to our rescue with short how-to video 10 Ways to Wear a Scarf.

Another how-to vid we’re diggin’ this week comes from Sephora’s Beauty and the Blog. It’ll teach you the basic steps you need to go dark and sultry this fall with an ultra smoky eye.

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