Ladbrokes Royal Baby Odds

Here are all the latest headlines in our daily news round-up:

1. No, this isn't what you think it is, although it is a very clever imitation. New images showing the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge getting together to paint the nursery in preparation of the royal baby's arrival are indeed fake. They are part of Ladbrokes' Royal Baby Odds campaign which is taking bets on everything from the sex of the royal baby to its hair colour. The company created a spoof series of images, which show a bunch of royal lookalikes, including Camilla and Pippa, preparing for the new arrival. They might be fake but wouldn't it fun if they weren't? {Daily Mail}

2. J. Crew is coming to London a little earlier than expected. On May 24 and 25 the company will open a pop-up store in King's Cross ahead of its Regent Street flagship launch in November. It will sell pieces from the spring/summer 2013 collection, bespoke hand-jewelled collars and cashmere items. The store will be next to Central Saint Martins, which makes sense since J. Crew are also launching a scholarship programme and a special design project with the school. {Vogue UK}

3. Abercrombie & Fitch are back in the headlines again. The company's CEO, Mike Jeffries, has been accused of only wanting "thin and beautiful people" shopping at his stores by deliberately excluding plus-sizes from his racks. Robin Lewis, co-author of The New Rules of Retail, claims that Jeffries "doesn't want his core customers to see people who aren't as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they're one of the 'cool kids.'" According to Lewis, this is the real reason why the label won't stock XL or XXL sizes in women's clothing. With around two-thirds of America's clothes-buying population now falling into the plus-size category, I'd say the joke is on A&F. {Independent UK}

4. Topshop is set to unveil its first pre-fall and resort collections. The first wave of its pre-autumn/winter 2013-14 collection, which includes 21 eveningwear separates and accessories, will hit stores today.

"As Unique goes from strength to strength, it's now in its 24th season, it felt like the right time to start to offer pre-fall and resort collections, particularly as Topshop expands internationally," said Emma Widen, Topshop's fashion director. "The pre-fall collection took inspiration from the spring/summer 2013 Unique collection in that it has a similar grown-up, pared-back and simple aesthetic." {Vogue UK}

Kate Moss St Tropez

5. It's another day, and another Kate Moss campaign has hit our inboxes. This time she is baring all as the first face to represent St Tropez's range of self-tanning products. Lying beside a pool, the 39-year-old demonstrates just how you can achieve a streak-free tan without the need to expose your skin to harmful UV rays.

"I have used St Tropez since it started. Around 15 years ago, the first time I went to Ibiza I didn't want to be the only white person on the beach so I had a St.Tropez," Kate admitted. "St Tropez do it so well that you do look natural, you don't have that fear which I always did of going streaky and not being able to fix it - total nightmare."

Kate seems to be racking up more and more beauty campaigns lately. Not only does she front ads for Rimmel London, earlier this year she also signed on to be the face of Kérastase. Ker-ching! {Daily Mail}

6. Isabella Blow's extraordinary wardrobe will go on display at Somerset House from November. The legendary fashion editor, who sadly passed away in 2007, developed an extensive personal collection of pieces from Alexander McQueen (whom she discovered) and Philip Treacy. Daphne Guinness, who bought her entire wardrobe in 2010, has described the exhibition as "bittersweet." {Telegraph UK}

Ryan Gosling Downton Abbey 7. Hold onto your bloomers girls because the folks at Downton Abbey have their sights set on Ryan Gosling. Well, actually just Laura Carmichael, who plays unlucky-in-love Lady Edith, but I bet the rest of the cast and crew wouldn't kick him out of their bed chamber if given half a chance. The actress told the Radio Times: "I think [Ryan] would be brilliant in Downton, and it would be a waste if it doesn't happen."

As for what young stallion lies in Edith's dating future, she added: "I can't possibly reveal... As ever with Julian [Fellowes, the series' creator,] and the show there are ups and downs and twists and turns to the story, and all of it is desperately exciting." Let's hope it's Ryan in a tailcoat and britches, who next rides up on a white steed for Edith. I think this calls for yet another topless Gosling meme, don't you? {Marie Claire UK}