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mkash.jpgEverybody's a Fashion Designer - Lauren Conrad is the latest to launch a fashion label, and she's got MTV spending the cash. Former creative director of Tart, Sherry Wood, is on board as creative director and merchandiser, and the e-commerce site will feature 10 fall designs - to launch Sept. 15 (wwd)

It's not Elleways necessary - Fashion Indie reminds designers not to ignore the power of Local Media.

Fashion Marketing Scholarship -  The Art Institute's Passion for Fashion Competition offers students an opportunity to compete for a full-tuition scholarship to study at one of The Art Institutes campuses. The competition, open to high school seniors in North America, consists of two categories – one for fashion design; the other in fashion marketing, merchandising and retail management. Grand-prize winners receive a full-tuition scholarship to one of The Art Institutes locations with a fashion program.

Kapor Hamilton Public Relations (KHPR) ()has added three new accounts: avant-garde apparel company Raw 7, Obey Clothing, and the 2007 Surfer Poll and Video Awards, to air next month on Fuel TV. For each, KHPR will handle a range of PR, media training, celebrity endorsement, tradeshow support, and event planning services.

Celebrity Ditch Day - Page Six reports that Fashion Week might have fewer celebs than usual, Coutorture reports that Anna Wintour will be sitting this one out, and Biz Bash speculates on the why. (Maybe they are all too busy creating their own fashion lines?)

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Meet Crosby Noricks

Hi. I'm Crosby, the founder of PR Couture and a fashion brand strategist. I care about supporting and celebrating fashion publicists as well as helping rad companies connect with their audiences in more meaningful ways. Recently, iMedia included me in their annual list of 25 Internet Marketing Leaders and Innovators, along with people from Starbucks, Twitter and Volkswagon, which I think is pretty neat. Like Elle Woods, I am a Gemini-vegetarian (that's about where the similarities end). Let's connect: Check out my full bio, Brand Elixer sessions or shoot me an electronic communiqué.