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Memo Pad: Diary of a Dot-com Fashionista... Double Vision... New at Time Inc....

Between a two-day taxi strike to kick off fashion week and the now-mythic two-hour delay for the start of the Marc Jacobs show, the bloggers had plenty to discuss during this New York season.

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Rizer: "I can't quite place exactly what kind of music it was, but you'd know it if you heard it. Let me try....Pretend you can hear me singing it...da da di dot dot dot dot de da de da da datta dada dada da da di dot dot daaa. You know what I mean? Is it called ragtime? Nah...isn't that more like ragtime cowboy, thinkin' 'bout you now, boy...ragtime cowboy Jooooe...? I don't know what I'm saying. Oh, yeah, Anna Sui." — Amy Wicks, Stephanie D. Smith and Irin Carmon

DOUBLE VISION?: Imitation may be a form of flattery, but sources said a recent H&M campaign got the folks over at Chloé hot under the collar. Eagle-eyed fashion bloggers also have been crying foul after spying similarities between the Chloé and H&M ads, which both feature a trio of models — with Freja Beha Erichsen and Anja Rubik in both — with similar hairstyles, poses and attitude. "It's more of a coincidence," said an H&M spokeswoman. "It's unfortunate we happen to have some of the same models."

She noted that the retailer's campaign, lensed by Solve Sundsbo last spring, was in a style H&M felt was "very modern." (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shoot Chloé's ads.) The H&M ads appeared in monthlies and outdoors in the U.S. and Germany, but the campaign is winding down this week, the spokeswoman said. — Miles Socha

NEW AT TIME INC.: The Time Inc. Business and Finance Network, which includes Fortune, Money and Fortune Small Business magazines, and cnnmoney.com, has been rebranded as the Fortune/Money Group, starting today. Group president Vivek Shah said he is creating a new sales and marketing organization that will be overseen by one executive (who has yet to be named) who will be responsible for all print and digital advertising revenue. In an internal memo to employees, Shah said: "We will conduct an exhaustive search to identify the right person for this key position."
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