While everyone continues to try and guess whether Nina Garcia just happened to be hanging out at the Hearst building yesterday, or if she is in fact being courted by Harper's Bazaar, we offer some more fun Nina news to brighten your morning - The former ELLE Fashion Director has partnered with Step Up Women's Network and Bayer to bring us another kind of design contest for which (we're guessing) she'll be a judge - the "YAZ: Step Up and Go Beyond" contest. Yep, that YAZ. The contestant who can best redesign what Nina calls, "an iconic accessory," the little plastic cases that house birth control pills, wins $10,000 to invest in a future career in design. You can enter until June 30, and the winner will be announced around Fashion Week this September. Nina thinks the winner should be able to redesign the birth control case that Duane Reade gives out for free into "a chic, more sophisticated carrying case that they could slip into their purses" because apparently all women are secretly yearning to eye up each other's plastic pill packs. You heard it here first - Lutera's so out for S/S '09.
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