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Yet another star is turning her hand to bedtime stories.

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TALL TALES: Yet another star is turning her hand to bedtime stories. At the Chanel couture show Tuesday, Patricia Arquette disclosed that she's penning a kiddies' book. "It's based on my daughter, Harlow Jane," said the actress. The star, who plays the mother in "Boyhood," a 12-year-long film project by director Richard Linklater, also proved she's got no qualms about aging on screen. "We shoot for a week each year. It's about kids growing up. They age on film and so do I," said Arquette.

Chanel fixture Ayo, meanwhile, said she's trying her hand at streetwise fashion with a musical twist. "I'm working on a line with the Paris-based designer Negassi," she said. "I've already made a black jacket with a golden tree on the back made from the words of my first album."

Claudia Schiffer, who has just wrapped up shooting the fall Chanel and Ferragamo campaigns, said she's looking forward to her yearly vacation in Majorca. "It's our family villa. I've been going there since I was a child," she said.

For her role as a witch in "Barbarossa," a historic film set in the 12th century, model-turned-actress Kasia Smutniak doesn't have the luxury of stunt doubles. "I'm covered in bruises — look," said the actress. "I've been riding horses and fighting." Smutniak, who was flying straight back to Romania for the movie, directed by Renzo Martinelli and also starring Cécile Cassel and Rutger Hauer, was dressed head to toe in Chanel, "except my underwear," she clarified.

L'Oréal owner Liliane Bettencourt swapped notes with friend Bernadette Chirac, and already had picked an outfit preshow. "I'm looking for things I am going to wear. I love that," she said, pointing to an off-white wool ensemble in the press kit left on her seat. Fellow client Danielle Steel, who's just released her novel "Rogue" and signed a new book contract, has bestowed her taste for fashion on daughter Vanessa Traina, who, fresh from graduating, has begun an internship at French Vogue.

Australian songstress Micky Green is gearing up for almost a dozen festivals in Europe and Japan this summer, plus preparing the worldwide release of her first album and writing a second, but somehow finds time to play. "I'm on the party route," she said.
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