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TIES TO OBAMA?: Getting your wares on the Obamas might be the only way for a fledgling designer to make a buck right now. Just ask Taylor Latham, daughter of “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl and Aaron Latham, who dreamed up the wine-inspired accessories line Little Barrel with her husband, Andrew Major, nearly a year ago. “We started this when the economy was flush,” said Taylor Latham at the company’s launch party on Friday. “No one ever expects to launch in a down economy.” However, Latham, currently a vice president at Double Feature Films, has reason to be optimistic as of late — “[President-elect Barack] Obama’s cameraman [director of video field production Arun Chaudhary] is our friend and apparently he was flashed across CNN wearing our tie today,” said the 31-year-old designer, who sported a patterned headband from her line (while her mother, Lesley, opted for a slackened salmon-colored tie). As to what she plans to send to the stylish first lady-to-be, Ms. Latham said: “Definitely a sash belt. I don’t think she’s quite a ‘headband girl.’” — Nick Axelrod

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