Headline Round-Up

    Kira Plastinina to Open Preston Center Boutique Kira Plastinina?  Who’s that, you ask? Well, for starters, she’s a 20-year-old SMU student and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority sister. She also, incidentally, heads a giant retail chain based in her home country of Russia. According to FDLuxe, the 250 stores that bear her name are “Eurasia’s answer to Forever 21.”  But that ain’t the half of it. Plastinina is a successful fashion designer in her own right, and her LUBLU line has been featured in numerous international publications. Bowing in March in the Plaza at Preston Center, her Dallas boutique will feature LUBLU’s bright dresses and separates. Click here to explore the line.       Marc Jacobs Goes Topless For Diet Coke Via WWD, we learn of effervescent plans from Diet Coke’s newest designer creative director, Marc Jacobs. “I think glamour and sex sells just about everything,” Jacobs explained to the pub. He went on to reveal details on his playful upcoming ads and original can and bottle designs, in honor of the soft drink’s European 30th anniversary. Also revealed is Jacobs’ own chiseled and tattooed torso, photographed by Stéphane Sednaoui. Click here for WWD’s fun slideshow. And, you’re welcome!       Padma Lakshmi Launches HSN Line Lastly, did you know that actress, model, Top Chef host, and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi is also a jewelry designer? The statuesque beauty has a fine jewelry line, and will soon launch an affordable offshoot through HSN. According to Racked, PL by Padma Lakshmi will debut in March, and all items in the collection will ring in at under $100. The site’s interview notes inspirations including owl feathers, seeds, and leaves – as well as the obligatory mention of Lakshmi’s Top Chef-induced weight gain with each season. Yawn.     (Photo credits, from top: 1. LUBLUKiraPlastinina.com, 2. Fashionologie.com, 3. PadmaLakshmi.com)  

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