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Fashion's Night Out. Liz Taylor's gems. Molly Sims' accessories.

September 8, 2011 |  9:11 am

It's Fashion's Night Out! (Or will be in a few hours.) Check out the website for ideas on how, and where, to shop till you drop. [Los Angeles Times]

Mike Todd tiara
The late Elizabeth Taylor was known for many things -- among them many, many fabulous jewels and many, many husbands, some of whom showered her with said jewels. Now, as our Ministry of Gossip predicted in March, her entire 300-piece collection is scheduled to be auctioned by Christie's in December. Most of the pieces were gifts from either Michael Todd, who gave her the "Mike Todd tiara" above, or Richard Burton, the two great loves of her life. [Telegraph]

Carine Roitfeld's tribute to Taylor in the latest V magazine is spinning heads because of the spread she styled with hunky male model Ian Mellencamp in thigh-high skirts, leopard prints and high heels. [Ology]

Molly Sims Actress and model Molly Sims reportedly is set to host the latest "Project Runway" spin-off, "Project Accessory," which is slated to premiere on Lifetime later this year. Sims launched her own jewelry line last year, so should know a thing or two about the accessory field. Lifestyle expert Eva Lorenzotti will serve as mentor, and designer Kenneth Cole and InStyle editor Ariel Foxman have been tapped as judges. [Reuters]

Jil Sander's final +J collection for Uniqlo goes on sale at select Uniqlo stores and online Thursday. Fashionistas everywhere will weep. Or stand in line. [Telegraph]

New York Fashion Week is starting up, as our Booth Moore writes, and even though the Council of Fashion Designers of America has urged designers not to use models under age 16, it looks as if some shows might anyway. Some concern has been expressed that Kardashian sibling Kylie Jenner, who is 14, will be walking in Avril Lavigne's Abbey Dawn show. But that's part of Style360, not the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week -- if that makes any difference. [The Cut] Oh, and Avril is the girlfriend of Kylie's half-brother Brody Jenner -- if that makes any difference. [People]

Much is being made of Lady Gaga's posing "barefaced" on the cover of Harper's Bazaar. But it sure looks like she's wearing makeup to me ... and to some other observers, too! [People] 

Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, who founded Juicy Couture but are no longer affiliated with the label, are launching a line that will be shown in February and go on sale for fall 2012. [WWD]   

The Duchess of Cambridge makes nude pantyhose look avant garde, fashion doyenne Anna Della Russo says. Della Russo likes Kate's modern flair. "She’s smart to mix cheap clothes with, like, Alexander McQueen, and small labels — even I don’t know the names sometimes of the brands she’s wearing," the Vogue editor at large tells The Cut. "That’s so smart. That’s a great message to the younger generation because it's a democratic approach." [The Cut] 


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-- Susan Denley

Top photo: Elizabeth Taylor's "Mike Todd tiara."  Credit: Richard Drew/Associated Press

Bottom photo: Molly Sims, who is to host "Project Accessories." Credit: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images