Style Scoop: Liya Kebede’s New J. Crew, Bar Refaeli’s Got the X-Factor, Versace Bests eBay

By  May 29, 2013

She’s lent her lithe limbs and fierce face to the likes of Donna Karan, Balenciaga, and Pirelli. Now, Liya Kebede is channeling her design talents for J. Crew. The model featured items from her own line, Lemlem, in the retailer’s June style guide and collaborated with the brand on an exclusive tunic that will be available in time for summer. [ELLE]

The X-Factor is getting some homegrown love in the Middle East. Model Bar Refaeli has signed on to host Israel’s edition of the Simon Cowell reality competition when it debuts this fall. This is the Sports Illustrated star’s first time emceeing a program in her native country. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Versace, the victorious! The Italian house won its case against Griffith Suisse Luxury Group, a company that has been selling counterfeit Versace products on eBay. Griffith is now not only banned from eBay indefinitely, but also barred from using Versace’s trademark. “We are very pleased with the ruling. Versace is a brand that is well known around the world, and the violation of its intellectual property rights is a problem that the company has always been actively fighting,” Versace CEO Gian Giacomo Ferraris told WWD. “One cannot take pride in being counterfeited.” [Vogue UK]

Fresh off the Palme d’Or win for Blue is the Warmest Colour at Cannes, screen star Lea Seydoux is striking a pose for Glamour France. The 27-year-old beauty was photographed for the cover and complementary spread by photographer Jason Kim in looks from Azzedine Alaïa, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Prada. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

AllSaints is all about Cali this summer. The ultra-cool brand is setting up shop in Malibu with a year-long pop-up that’s bringing the Londontown aesthetic to greater Los Angeles. [The Fashionisto]

Lancôme‘s love affair with Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz is far from over. The pair are gearing up for round two today, as evidenced by this whimsical ten-second teaser. [Grazia Daily]

ShoeMint isn’t being left behind in the collaboration craze. The members-only e-tailer is partnering with blogger Jane Aldridge for a pair of shoes that will debut in September. [Racked]

Nike is nixing ties with Livestrong after nine years. The athletic brand is officially ending its licensing deal with the Lance Armstrong charity after the disgraced Tour de France victor admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs. The company will, however, continue to offer the cancer organization financial support. “We will continue to support the Livestrong Foundation by funding them directly as they continue their work serving and improving outcomes for people facing cancer,” Nike said in a statement. [WWD]