Headline Round-Up

    Lauren Scruggs Announces Memoir We’ve followed the inspiring journey of Dallas blogger Lauren Scruggs for nearly a year now, since her tragic and much-publicized accident of December 3rd, 2011. Announced earlier this week on Good Morning America, the LoloMag.com founder will soon release a memoir, detailing her road to recovery in her own words. ‘Still Lolo: A Spinning Propeller, a Horrific Accident, and a Family's Journey of Hope’ bows November 15th, and is currently available for pre-order via Amazon.       Rachel Roy, Deepak Chopra Team On New Line Just in time for feel-good holiday giving, designer Rachel Roy and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra have collaborated on a line of jewelry and tees to benefit The Chopra Foundation. Available exclusively (for now) at AHALife.com, the range includes gemstone-studded sword pendants ($325), symbolic stack rings (($225), and a sword body chain ($495). Tees ring in at under $50, and most products highlight a bit of Chopra wisdom. Quoted on AHALife.com, Roy explains, “Deepak Chopra, one of the leading thinkers of the world, in many ways has changed my life with his words.”       Ralph Lauren To Axe Rugby Brand Following our sweet visit with daughter Dylan earlier this week, comes the sad news that Ralph Lauren will soon shutter his collegiate-chic Rugby Ralph Lauren stores. With a dedicated shop in Highland Park Village, the line’s last days will take place next year, including a halt to e-commerce. In the meantime, Lucky Magazine has a few recommendations among currently sale-priced Rugby items.       Designer Boutiques Struggle in Sandy’s Wake Via The New York Times, we learn of the continuing struggles of some big-name NYC-area stores following Hurricane Sandy. The team at Erickson Beamon is still wading through extensive damage to jewelry merchandise at its West Chelsea showroom (pictured above). In Lower Manhattan, both Balenciaga and Comme des Garçons contend with post-flood repairs, and the former’s space is reportedly “unrecognizable.” Aided by volunteers and fashion world colleagues, however, progress is being made. With hopes for a swift rebound, our thoughts go out to all.     Fashion Week Slap Suit Heats Up Finally, lending credence to the growing belief that New York Fashion Week is losing its professional focus in the midst of abundant position-jockeying and gratuitous posing, a lawsuit was filed this week by public relations pro Lynn Tesoro against magazine execs Marie-José Susskind-Jalou, Jennifer Eymere, and Vanessa Bellugeon. Charging battery and slander, among other things, the claim follows an incident at Zac Posen’s September Fashion Week show. Angered by a lack of front row seats, the latter trio allegedly launched a verbal assault at Tesoro, culminating in a stinging slap to her face. For more on the tawdry story, visit WWD.     (Photo credits, from top: 1. LoloMag.com, 2. AHALife.com, 3. Rugby.com, 4. Steve Walker/NYTimes.com, 5. CliseEtiquette.com)  

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