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Yesterday Barneys debuted its new blog, The Window. The site promises news, Q&As with creative types, and updates from new fashion director Amanda Brooks, all curated by editor Lesley M. M. Blume. It's one of the many ways new CEO Mark Lee plans to shake things up at Barneys, but the choice of Blume suggests that the department store hasn't totally lost its devotion to high-fashion whimsy. Explains her bio: "She lives in Greenwich Village with her husband and their French bulldog, who was a featured character in Ms. Blume’s bestselling book, Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters." How very Grace Coddington! [Racked Inbox]