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And what will Net-a-Porter look like after its merger with Yoox?
A shot from Lucy Hale's spread for "V". Photo: James Lee Wall / V Magazine.

A shot from Lucy Hale's spread for "V". Photo: James Lee Wall / V Magazine.

Sophia Amoruso to pen column for Marie Claire
Sophia Amoruso, founder and current executive chairman of Nasty Gal, has joined Marie Claire as a contributing editor. The author of "#Girlboss" will offer career advice and answer readers' questions in the glossy's work section — an interesting choice, given the recent allegations that four pregnant Nasty Gal employees were unlawfully fired under her watch. {Fashionista inbox}

Vogue.com expands Living Section
Building off more than a century-old archive of articles on interiors, weddings, travel and food, Vogue has introduced and expanded the Living section on its website. The vertical already includes a nostalgic look at Gianni Versace's Casa Causerina and a look at the three-day wedding of Mollie Ruprecht and Alexander Acquavella in St. Barth's, among others. {Vogue.com}

A closer look at Apple's fashion hires
Apple has hired a slew of fashion and luxury executives in recent years, from companies including Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry and Louis Vuitton. The reason, Business of Fashion argues, has less to do with wearable tech "and more about the next chapter in Apple's overall transformation from a tech company to a lifestyle experience brand." {Business of Fashion}

What will Net-a-Porter look like after its merger with Yoox?
Net-a-Porter started in the apartment of founder Natalie Massenet in 1999 and now, 16 years later, the online retailer is set to merge with Yoox in October. The Net-a-Porter/Yoox merger will make it one of the largest online global retailers of luxury goods in the world, though competition is stiffening and the two companies will have to reconcile their vastly different operational styles. Yoox Founder Federico Marchetti will be CEO of the newly formed company, which is known for its more bare-bones, quantitative sensibility in contrast to Net-a-Porter's "artistic" approach. {New York Magazine}

New Saks Fifth Avenue president talks strategy
In his first big media interview since replacing Marigay McKee as president of Saks Fifth Avenue in April, Marc Metrick discussed his plans for the department store's future, including "a holistic approach to service that goes way beyond the sales associates' meet and greet," "feeding data from web transactions into the clienteling database for stores" and "creating magalogs with richer editorial around products so Saks becomes a greater fashion authority." {WWD}

Lucy Hale poses for V magazine
"Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale shows a darker, sexier side in an online editorial for V magazine. In the accompanying interview, Hale reveals that she will star in a "raunchy" indie film that starts filming this fall. "I'll be done next October with [Pretty Little Liars] forever, which is exciting, but also scary at the same time because it's the next chapter of my life and so I'm really looking forward to exploring different and darker roles," she says. {V}

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Lucy Hale is the cover star of V magazine's September issue.

Homepage photo: Sophia Amoruso at the Glossier pop-up shop in Santa Monica. Photo: John Sciulli/Getty Images