Brad Goreski Styled Jessica Alba for Piaget; Mario Sorrenti to Shoot the Next Pirelli Calendar

• Mario Sorrenti will shoot the 2012 Pirelli calendar, not Steven Meisel as earlier reports suggested. [Stylecaster]

• Blake Lively is on the cover of Belgian Elle wearing a Chanel jacket that has holes all over it. [FashionIndie]

• Jessica Alba is in a new campaign for Piaget jewelry, shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Brad Goreski. [WWD]

• André Leon Talley and Diane Von Furstenberg bailed on a reservation they’d made for dinner at the Lion recently, dining instead on “an impromptu bowl of grains and Evian water” back at Diane’s studio. [Vogue Daily]

• Here’s Hilary Rhoda in a studded Burberry trench on the cover of Korean W. [Design Scene]

The Wall Street Journal analyzes man-bags. [WSJ]

• Simon Spurr’s current CEO, Tommy Fazio, on how he got his job with Donna Karan in the eighties: "She screened me with a handwriting test. I had to write answers to questions like 'what inspires me?' or 'what drives me?' — while she was watching." (This beats a cover letter any day.) [Daily Front Row]

Us Weekly named Jessica Simpson "Style Icon of the Year." (Even though it’s only late April.) [Us]

• In a special Mother’s Day promotion at Saks, purchase one of the Marc Jacobs Paradise “Vera” bags and receive a free Nars lip color palette along with an equally free Marc Jacobs cosmetics case. [Saks]