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TAKE TWO: Designer Amsale was in Boston this week to shoot her scene in the new film "Bachelor No. 2" starring Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Jason Biggs and Diora Baird. Amsale has designed the wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses for the comedy, which is being directed by Howard Deutch. Amsale's scene is with the "bride," played by Baird, who comes to pick up her dress at the Amsale boutique (specially created for the film). Amsale said,
"I don't quite think my performance will garner any attention from The Academy, but I definitely have a red-carpet dress idea up my sleeve."
EVENING READING: What does a hit reality TV show get you? Well, if you're Elle fashion director and "Project Runway" judge Nina Garcia, a lot of new friends and loving colleagues. Garcia drew a crowd to Gemma earlier this week to mark her new book, "The Little Black Book of Style," including Elle editor in chief Robbie Myers and creative director Joe Zee, as well as Olivia Chantecaille, Tinsley Mortimer, Lauren Davis, Rachel Roy (whose husband, Damon Dash, showed up just in time for dessert) and Alison Sarofim. Most of the fashionable crowd was decked in Armani, which sponsored the dinner, but the untimely service that delayed the start of dinner by two hours had most of the socials checking in with mates via iPhone or BlackBerry.
SHOPPING TEMPLE: Londoners will soon have an alternative to schlepping through Chelsea and Mayfair — luxury shopping in the city is set to become a walk in the park. A high-end shopping mall, located in a deconsecrated church, is set to open its doors just minutes away from Regent's Park and Great Portland Street. The space is currently being restored and work is expected to finish in 2009.
LOST LUGGAGE: The customized T-Mobile Sidekicks for the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer program hit eBay on Tuesday, but they almost didn't make it. The one-of-a-kind creations by such designers as Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Nicole Miller and Jennifer Lopez for Sweetface, got lost on their way to auction management company Kompolt and were missing for three weeks. FedEx eventually hunted the Sidekicks down in time for the auction, which runs through next Tuesday. Speaking of FTBC, the Ralph Lauren-designed polo shirts in aid of the initiative worldwide were launched on Net-a-porter.com on Sept. 10, and more than 600 of the $75 shirts have sold in the first week. Meanwhile, designer Atil Kutoglu's T-shirt and minidresses made exclusively for FTBC's Turkey initiative have raised in excess of $10,000 for the program.