Port Authority Adds Fashion Space; Nicole Richie Plans Maternity Line

Nicole Richie in her House of Harlow jewelry.

• A new space called Blank SL8 will showcase New York–based designers and serve as a rotating pop-up shop. It's located in the unfailingly glamorous Port Authority. [WWD]

• Nicole Richie's new jewelry line, House of Harlow 1960, sold out in online preorders before it even hit stores. She now plans to do a maternity line, a regular clothing line, shoes, and more accessories. [StyleWatch/People]

• Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan is moving from New York to Washington, D.C., to cover First Lady Michelle Obama. She says her weekly column will still focus on fashion and could cover anything from designers to shows to a “politician looking especially appalling.” [WWD]

• President Obama traded his Tag Heuer watch for a Jorg Gray watch, and now the obscure private label is selling the timepiece on Barackswatch.com. [WWD]

Vogue had "brutally honest professional matchmaker" Steven Ward over to the office. A witness reports: "All the girls, like [entertainment editor] Jill Demling, were very giggly around him, and then he posed for pictures in the offices. It was odd, very downmarket for Vogue." [NYP]