5 Things To Know This AM — Aug 14 2012

Gant Rugger tapped the entrepreneurs (including our '30 under 30' restauranteur, Phil Winser behind some of NYC's hottest restaurants to be the models of the brand's fall campaign. See how the collection interprets its cooking-meets-fashion inspiration. (Gant Rugger)
For his 53rd birthday, Michael Kors does not want presents or cake, he wants $53,000. Don't worry, it's for charity, and he's already fronted $5,300. Join his party and his cause. (Charity: Water)
Scoop NYC revives its Walk-Over brogues collab for the fall '12 season, updating their fly wingtips to a warm autumnal palette with a contrasting color sole. Exclusive to the boutique, choose your hue before they're all scooped up. (Scoop NYC)
Ladies, you'll want to modify your afternoon schedule on August 15 to make room for the K. Kiechel Sample Sale, from 1 to 8pm at 28 West 27th Street (between Broadway & 6th Avenue), 2nd Floor. Just sayin'. (K. Kiechel)
Guess which novel-turned-film will open The 50th annual New York Film Festival? Hint: It stayed on the New York Times' Bestseller list for fifty seven weeks, and one of its main characters is an animal. (NY Daily News)

Photo: Courtesy of Gant Rugger