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Karl Lagerfeld at Home for VIVA!; Anna Wintour Wears Jeans

Karl Lagerfeld at home for VIVA!During an interview between Karl Lagerfeld and journalist Joanna Przetakiewicz for the Polish fashion quarterly, VIVA!, photographer Piotr Stoklosa had the chance to capture a few images of the Chanel designer in his natural habitat. The shoot and interview took place at Lagerfeld's very own apartment in the Saint Germain quarter in Paris. It's always a pleasure to look at The Kaiser's pretty face, but a peek inside his home is a more infrequent treat. Enjoy the eye candy! [DesignScene]

While print publications are falling all over themselves trying to figure how to translate their product for a digital platform, Style.com is planning to launch a print component to the web publication. Style.com is owned by Fairchild Fashion Group, a division of Conde Nast that publishes Women's Wear Daily and W. Style.com's print spinoff is set to launch after fashion week in late 2011, featuring coverage of the Spring 2012 runway shows. The first issue will use "Style.com" in the title, and Fairchild hopes that the glossy format will attract a broader consumer audience than its insidery trade mag, WWD. Oy, I'm all for a world filled with print mags, but I can't wrap my head around this bizarro move: if newsstand sales are lagging because there's so much content available online, how many people would shell out cash for a paper product that advertises, on the cover, that there's a digital version available for free? [Styleite]

In one of her more shocking moves, Anna Wintour was spotted at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami on Saturday wearing jeans. The Vogue editrix has donned denim at least twice in the past: once in 2008, during a Knicks games, and once in 2009, at a screening for The September Issue. Wintour's choice of denim? The relatively affordable J Brand 914 Low-Rise Cigarette Leg in Ink ($158). Get yourself a pair, but don't break it out unless you happen to be watching either a sporting event or a film about yourself. [BettyConfidential]

Stuart Weitzman stampStuart Weitzman looks back at the rise of his namesake footwear empire, a quarter century of glittery, made-to-kill stilettos. From diamond-encrusted million dollar heels to Kim Basinger's promenade on 1998 Oscars red carpet in a pair of Weitzmans, the shoe designer has had an illustrious career. Another proud moment? Having his shoes featured on a Spanish stamp (left). And if you're looking for a new hobby, pair the Weitzman stamp with Alber Elbaz's postage line for France's La Poste, and all of sudden you've got a very compelling reason to take up stamp collecting. [WWD]

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