Pharrell Williams is collaborating with Comme des Garcons on a unisex scent called Girl, named for his latest album. It’s scheduled to go on sale in September. [Cut]
Singer-dancer Paula Abdul, actress Jane Seymour (a former ballerina) and publisher Lori Milken are to be honored at the Los Angeles Ballet Gala on April 12, Ellen Olivier at Society News LA reports.
Bethann Hardison, the former model who founded the Diversity Coalition to push designers to cast racially and ethnically diverse models on the runways, is to be honored with the Council of Fashion Designers of America Founders’ Award on June 2. [Cut]
Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell, who is credited with almost single-handedly opening the profession of modeling to African Americans, has died at age 91. DeVore-Mitchell was a model, agent, modeling school founder and publisher. [New York Times]
Kate Moss’ 16-year-old sister, Lottie, has made her modeling debut in the April issue of Teen Vogue. [People]
Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms shoes, whose business model involves donating a pair of shoes for every pair sold, is expanding the model to coffee: For every bag of java the new Toms Roasting Co. sells, they’ll give away drinking water and cooking tools in underdeveloped areas. [Los Angeles Times]