Off the Cuff: Simon Doonan, Will.I.Am, Kristen Stewart

Off the Cuff: Simon Doonan, Will.I.Am, Kristen Stewart
Michelle Obama and Simon Doonan
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British Vogue will launch Miss Vogue, a new title targeted toward younger readers. [WWD]

Barney’s creative ambassador Simon Doonan doesn’t think FLOTUS Michelle Obama is “chic.” [HuffPo]

Music producer and Black Eyed Pea Will.I.Am spoke at a marketing conference yesterday, arguing for an end to “planned obsolescence.” The “Scream and Shout” singer said, “The modern frontier is how do we make things, when there are more people on the planet and limited resources, [different] from how we did things yesterday?” [WWD]

Buzzfeed rounds up the 18 most horrifying pairs of shoes ever made. [Buzzfeed]

Estee Lauder is launching Modern Muse, its first major fragrance in a decade. [WWD]

Despite rumors that her relationship with Balenciaga would end after her best friend Nicolas Ghesquière stepped down, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart will stay on as the face of their fragrance, Florabotanica. [Hollywood Life]