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gisele.jpgGisele hides her belly in Italian Vogue Twitter spread. Is it possible the soon-to-be-supermodel-mom is feeling fat? The Cut

Sephora is installing beauty vending machines in 20 JC Penney stores in lieu of counters. The machines will be stocked with Sephora’s most popular brands and include: Bare Escentuals, Korres, Smashbox, Juicy Couture, Dior Beauty, Philosophy, Peter Thomas Roth, Murad and StriVectin. We’re all for beauty instant gratification but wonder how many of Penny’s customers will be willing to drop $135 into a machine for a tube of SriVectin? Huffington Post

Rei Kawabuko has designed a Barbie doll wearing a floral ballgown that sold out in Toyko last week. If you’re clamoring for a must-have gift for the aspiring fashion designer/editor/it girl in your life, don’t fret. The $368 doll arrives in all CDG stores this week. The Cut

Coats for Clunkers. Weatherproof (Obama’s outerware choice for his trip to China) and New York Cares have teamed up for a fashionable coat drive. Donate your coat on December 14th at the Amtrack Rotunda in Penn Station, NYC and get a $100 Weatherproof gift card to put towards a new coat. Fashionista

Paris-based jeweler Lorenz Baumer has designed a knockout collection of sculptural sparklers for Louis Vuitton. The collection contains six sets of jewels that each orbit a one-of-a-kind necklace. Prices range from about $74,025 to $2.7 million. NYT

Author William Poundstone dissects Balthazar’s menu to illustrate how restaurants are all subtly encouraging their customers to spend more. Eater

“Paris has a long history of creative men and women who in spite of their own generosity of spirit and imagination just never succeeded in making the fortunes they seemed to deserve. That’s the way it is.” –Cathy Horyn on the whole Lacroix situation. Fashionista


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