Sean Connery to Host a Scottish Fashion Gala in New York; Alexa Chung’s Next Madewell Collection Will Feature Pink Patent Leather Miniskirts

• Alexa Chung has been tweeting some details about her forthcoming second collection of clothes for Madewell: There will be a lot of nineties, a lot of seventies, and apparently some patent bubblegum-colored minis. [Fashionologie]

• Sean Connery is hosting a Scottish fashion gala in New York next month. [Telegraph UK]

• Giovanna Battaglia is breaking down her daily outfits through the end of this week for T Magazine. [T Magazine]

• Hedi Slimane shot Abbey Lee Kershaw for the cover and accompanying editorial of Russian Vogue. [Fashiongonerogue]

WWD on the outfit Chris Brown wore during his Good Morning America freak-out: "Pants that are too tight around the thunder thighs create too much attention to the crotch." [WWD]

• Brands like Coach, Rebecca Minkoff, Pamela Love, and Swarovski are increasingly diversifying with new and bigger menswear collections. [WWD]