A Saks Takeover Would Be More Complicated Than Expected; Leighton Meester Covers Seventeen

• Anyone looking to buy Saks will have a lot of obstacles to face, thanks to anti-takeover statutes in Tennessee, where Saks is incorporated. [WWD]

• Leighton Meester wears a colorful Versus frock on the cover of Seventeen’s February issue. [Just Jared]

• RMIT fashion graduate Laura Wade was awarded $25,000, round-trip airfare to New York City, and six months' worth of industry introductions by the Australians in New York Fashion Foundation. [WWD]

• Animal protesters have targeted the Queen and the Duchess of Cornwall for wearing giant fox-fur hats. [Catwalk Queen]

• Here is a list of Diana Vreeland's best-known quotes, which were the "I die" and "Make it work" catchphrases of her time. [Slate]

• Asian firms are on the prowl for Western labels as they transition from being manufacturers to brand owners. [WWD]

• Nicki Minaj wore a lacy bra and complicated high-waisted cutout underwear on the cover of King’s March/April issue. [Just Jared]

• Luxury retailers are now turning to China’s second-tier cities, mainly Wenzhou, Zhuhai, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Urumqi, and Fuzhou. [WWD]

• Topshop's new collection of "sustainable" clothing consists of three denim pieces in collaboration with Bionic Yarn, which makes fabric out of plastic bottles. [Elle]

30 Rock actress Katrina Bowden hangs out with kittens in Rachel Antonoff’s latest look book. [Fashionista]

Heidi Mount hugs her Chanel clutch on the cover of Korean W’s January issue. [Design Scene]