Roopal Patel Leaves Moda Operandi

Roopal Patel's Departure, Diane von Furstenberg's Swim Collaboration, and Jacquetta Wheeler's Wedding


Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • Roopal Patel, who had been fashion director of Moda Operandi since November 2011, quietly left the position at the beginning of the Summer. Patel has been vacationing in Corsica and Saint-Tropez while considering her next career move. [WWD]

  • If home is where the heart is, then Joan Smalls's heart is with her family in Puerto Rico. [Vogue]

  • Diane von Furstenberg will partner with Roxy on a lower-priced line of swimsuits, bags, cover-ups, and other beach essentials. [FabSugar]

  • Leandra Medine, better known as the Man Repeller, has broken down how her popular style blog makes money. "I have a storefront, but that generates no more than 10 percent. Ads must be 30 percent. Collaborations bring in 60 percent," she says. [Business of Fashion]

  • Actress Rachel Weisz is the second woman to wear a dress from Raf Simons's premiere collection for Christian Dior in public. [The Cut]

  • Christian Siriano will open his first store in New York's Nolita neighborhood, just in time for Fashion's Night Out. [Refinery29]

  • Speaking of store openings, Tadashi Shoji celebrated the opening of its new Shanghai flagship store last week. [Fashionologie Inbox]

  • Model Jacquetta Wheeler celebrated her nuptials at an ancient English country castle. [Vogue]
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