Fashion Scoops: Make Mine a Guinness... Art on Wheels... Virtual Ricci...

Daphne Guinness, filmmaker, muse, clothes horse, and cheerleader for emerging fashion talent, will soon be sharing some of her own designs with the world at large.

VIRTUAL RICCI: With a new cool designer, Nina Ricci is continuing to streamline its communication tools. The Paris house, now under the artistic direction of Olivier Theyskens, relaunched its Internet site on Thursday. Visitors to now are treated to a video of Theyskens' ethereal spring runway collection, as well as a short biography of the Belgian wunderkind. Pictures of past collections and accessories are also available.

FLYING HIGH: NetJets pilots soon will be touching down in stylish shades. The preferred airline for the superwealthy has selected Modo as its official eyewear provider. Modo's classic Umberto frame made exclusively for NetJets features a logo on the temple that reads "Modo for NetJets," and comes in a greenish hue known as "gun." Modo chief executive officer Alessandro Lanaro said, "Modo for NetJets sunglasses are manufactured using the lightest titanium materials combined with a highly engineered mineral glass lens. Our partnership is about technology and luxury in line with the NetJets experience." Non-NetJets pilots also can purchase the Modo Umberto in gold, khaki and gun for $285 at stores such as Ilori and MyOptics in New York.

ON AIR: Entrepreneur. Fashion darling. Now add radio host to Lapo Elkann's résumé. The Fiat heir is to launch his own talk program on Sirius Radio next month. WWD has learned that the Italia Independent capo will host a weekly, hourlong program on the satellite network. The show's lineup is not yet known but a spokeswoman said Elkann will have guests. With his colorful past and bright future, the young, wild-haired Italian will surely have enough fodder to give some good talk. Meanwhile, it looks like Elkann is also considering a dip into the sports arena. The buzz in Milan is that he's in talks to buy a stake in the city's professional volleyball team.
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