Memo Pad: Elle On Earth... Building Up... Blazing Trails...

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BLAZING TRAILS: Pharrell Williams' Blason jewelry line for Louis Vuitton is to make its debut on the house's Web site in synch with its brick-and-mortar launch on Monday, according to a Vuitton spokeswoman. The site, created by the cutting-edge Paris-based agency Spill — which has designed sites for the likes of Colette, Marc Newson, Marie-Hélène de Taillac and Repossi — features animations based on the line's four themes: angel, crown, graphic and precious. "Everyone Knows," the track recorded by Williams for Blason's promotional video, serves as the site's soundtrack. — K.F.

BAZAAR, THEN AND NOW: Perhaps Matthew Modine summed it up best when he said, "Fashion is like a time line of our lives," on Wednesday at an exhibit sponsored by Hearst Magazines and the Council of Fashion Designers of America that included memorable Harper's Bazaar images from CFDA's tome, "American Fashion: 75 years of Headlines and Hemlines." Modine joined a few Bazaar icons such as Anthony Mazzola, who edited the magazine for almost two decades prior to the late Liz Tilberis; model Carmen Dell'Orefice, and Marisa Berenson. Then there was the current regime holding court, led by editor in chief Glenda Bailey, who wore a Lanvin necklace her partner, Stephen Sumner, reassembled after it came back from a shoot dismantled. When Alber Elbaz saw the necklace again, Bailey said, he complemented Sumner on his handiwork.

CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg toured the exhibit, while Kenneth Jay Lane was cozying up to Bailey and Lynn Wyatt. Meanwhile, Berenson, who had her daughter, Starlight, in town, chatted up Modine, who joked about having alternative intentions for being at the event. "I'm looking at real estate in the building," he said.

Others at Hearst Tower included Michelle Monaghan, in a pink Marchesa dress; former CFDA president Stan Herman; current CFDA executive director Steven Kolb, and a slew of designers from Jason Wu and José Ramón Reyes to Victoria Bartlett, Calvin Klein Collection's Italo Zucchelli, Stephen Burrows and Maria Cornejo. — S.D.S. and Marc Karimzadeh

MORE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE: House Beautiful has added two big names to its lineup: Elizabeth Mayhew, who quit her job as editorial development director at Real Simple in 2006 after only a few weeks in the job, has been a contributing editor to the "Today" show since then, and will return to House Beautiful (where she worked for nine years, until 2002) to be special projects editor. Her "Today" show appearances on home topics are expected to continue, this time as a public face and columnist for the magazine.
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