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Rihanna Plots a Clothing Line; Kate Middleton Picks Her Mom's Reiss Dress for First Public Speech

"I want people to really trust me before I just say ‘Buy it, because it’s mine,’” says Rihanna on her forthcoming label.
"I want people to really trust me before I just say ‘Buy it, because it’s mine,’” says Rihanna on her forthcoming label.

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INTERNATIONAL
· Next up for Rihanna: Her own label [Elle]
· Simon Spurr is out at Simon Spurr [Styleite]
· New, upscale Coach line for him and her arriving this fall [WWD]
· Did Kate Middleton borrow her mom's Reiss dress? [Grazia]

SOCIAL MEDIA
· Congrats: Converse is the top fashion brand on Facebook [Elle UK]

NATIONAL
· Jonathan Alder launched handbags [WWD]
· The very social lives of Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers [NYT]
· Model Alliance survey finds 50% of models exposed to cocaine at work [Fashionista]