Coco Rocha on the cover of Elle Italy.
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Coco Rocha taps into her inner third-grader for the January 2011 cover of Elle Italy. The supermodel is rocking braids, a craft flower necklace and platform sneakers! {Design Scene}

Forbes ranked the best shopping cities in America and New York City, a shopping metropolis to many, didn't make the top 20. We want a recount! {Styleite}

• Actress Dakota Fanning was signed by IMG Models. It's just a hunch, but we think little sister, Elle, might be the next model/actress in the Fanning family. {Coco Perez}

• Did you know that Ugg and Jimmy Choo collaborated on a shoe hybrid? {The Cut}

• Bodacious supermodel Gisele Bündchen stars in the spring campaign for Balenciaga with a short, punky 'do and androgenous-looking makeup. {Fashionista}

• The hacker who breached 1,100 fashion files from Conde Nast was ordered to pay the publishing company $12,500 in damages. Ouch! {The Cut}

Chloë Sevigny reveals in a Playboy interview that she'd rather be applauded for her perfomances than the way she dresses. Can we give you kudos for both, Chloë? {FashionIndie}

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Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony
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• The first images of Chloë Sevigny's shoe collection for Opening Ceremony have been released. Check out the preorder ad image where she paired the grungy footwear with a flirty skirt. LOVE! {FashionIndie}

• Just when we thought Willow Smith couldn't be any more awesome/cute/stylish/down to earth/smart, she releases a behind-the-scenes look at the making of her video "Whip My Hair." {Styleite}

• Zooey Deschanel is suing Steve Madden for a cool $2 million for reneging on an oral agreement that she had with the shoe company to be the face (er, foot?) of an upcoming campaign. {Fashionista}

• The latest issue of H&M's magazine includes a preview of the labels Spring looks. If you're into the whole menswear-inspired look, you're in luck—the collection is full-on tomboy chic. {Fab Sugar}

• Oh, and Topshop released images of their Spring looks, too! {Anywho}

• E! Online lists the 10 coolest kids in Tinseltown. At the top of the list are the ever-stylish Suri (Cruise), Lourdes (Madonna's Daughter) and Willow (Smith). {E!}

Chanel's Spring 2011 nail polish lineup includes a light-reflecting pearl, a soft peach shade, and a pearlized black. We'll take all three. Thanks. {Because I'm Addicted}

• It's Usher time! No, really—the singer had a $250,000 watch custom made with his face emblazoned on the timepiece in more than 1,100 diamonds. {Coco Perez}

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Leighton Meester on December 14, 2010.
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• It's been a good year for Gossip Girl Leighton Meester. The Country Strong star is already the face of Vera Wang's new fragrance, now she'll also star in Missoni's spring fashion campaign. {Coco Perez}

Janelle Monae and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld discuss music that makes you move and the cool thing about wearing ONLY black and white. {Highsnobiety}

• French Vogue may never be the same—its editor in chief Carine Roitfeld said she will resign from the magazine at the end of January. {NY Times}

• What's old is new again. Nike is bringing back four vintage colorway dunks, which were first released 25 years ago. {Hypebeast}

• If the pre-fall 2011 shows are any indication, skinny pants are out and cropped trousers are in. {The Cut}

• Saggers are raving about a new $30 fashion innovation that's part belt/part garter, and helps keep oversize jeans from falling to guys' ankles. Sounds a lot like this other cool invention called a belt. {Styleite}

• Shoe designer Christian Louboutin told Hint magazine that he's worn high heels twice. We'll give that an "E" for effort. {Hint}

• Congrats are in order for Rumer Willis (Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter) who was tapped to be featured in Badgley Mischka's spring 2011 ad campaign. {Coco Perez}

• French fashion houses are going gaga over yak shawls woven by Tibetan nomads. Apparently, they're softer than cashmere! {Guardian}

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Heather Morris on September 7, 2010.
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Glee girl (and kick butt dancer) Heather Morris is the new face of Flirt, a beauty brand owned by Estee Lauder. Ah, we get it! Morris' character, Brittany, on Glee IS quite the "flirt." {Styleite}

• Those DVF wrap dresses that girls go CRAZY over at sample sales were inspired by President Nixon's daughter Julie, said designer Diane Von Ferstenberg. Who knew?! {Huffington Post}

• 2011 Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone is looking fabulous in a white tee, a rock star fringed bustier, and her still-red hair on the cover of the January 2011 issue of W magazine. {Just Jared Jr.}

YSL's Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Blanc looks white-out white, but it's actually a sheer shimmer. Whew...no matter how trendy, we weren't about to walk around looking like we kissed a powdered donut! {Refinery}

• The biggest fashion statement of 2010, according to Time magazine, was Lady Gaga's MTV VMA's meat dress...with matching shoes, hat and purse. {Racked}

• Swiss bank UBS just released new employee dress code guidelines, which include—but are not limited to—"women should not wear new shoes" and "perfume should only be applied directly after showering." Seriously? {Glamour}

• Martha Stewart and Vera Wang make promotional appearances at...White Castle. {Elle}

• Designer Karl Lagerfeld will star in a series of Volkswagen commercials in Germany at the end of December. {Styleite}

Jean Paul Gaultier teamed with fellow French label Guy de Jean to design several umbrellas. Rainy days just got a little less gloomy. {Hypebeast}

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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden on Dec. 11.
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Nicole Richie wore THREE Marchesa wedding dresses for her marriage to Joel Madden. The one that we oh and ahhd over all morning featured a ball-gown skirt made from 100 yards of silk organza and tulle petals. {People}

Gwyenth Paltrow, star of Country Strong and Glee guest star, is on the January 2011 cover of InStyle (the magazine's 200th issue!) wearing a pink tweed-y Chanel jacket. {InStyle}

• The brains behind Katy Perry's festive performance costumes (snowman, Mrs. Claus, and toy soldier) has been revealed. Todd Thomas, who also created the Victoria's Secret runway costumes, designed them all! {Just Jared}

• Wondering what guy group Hanson has been up to lately? Posing in ugly Christmas sweaters for their blog, that's what. {Coco Perez}

• Swedish scientists recently found that getting enough sleep really does make you look more attractive. Okay, excuse us...it's nap time! {Jezebel}

• Bye-bye beaded, silvery red carpet gowns. Hello bright, soft silhouettes! According to some celebrity stylists, the red carpet fashion mold WILL be broken this awards season. {WWD}

• The silver pendant necklace designed by princess-to-be Kate Middleton and jewelry designer Claudia Brady is selling for $73. We expect this royal gem to be sold out in the next two seconds. {People StyleWatch}

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Natalie Portman on the cover of 'Vogue.'
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Natalie Portman is looking GORGEOUS on the cover of the January 2011 issue of Vogue, wearing a pink chiffon J. Mendel dress. But her ballerina hand is throwing us off just a teensy bit. {Coco Perez}

• Save for a Versace bag covering her bum, January Jones is showing some serious skin for the designer brand's new spring/summer 2011 ad campaign. We suppose that's one way to draw attention to your product! {Just Jared}

Katie Holmes (along with hotties Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood) announced the 2011 Golden Globe Nominations this morning. Do we REALLY have to wait until Jan. 16 to see what the nominees will be wearing. Sigh... {E! Online}

• Daft Punk, the French electronic music duo, wore Balenciaga suits with motorcycle helmets and robotic gloves to the Los Angeles Tron: Legacy premiere on Dec. 11. So. Freakin'. Cool. {The Cut}

• In strange collaboration news: Actor/director John Malkovich is slated to write the forward to Christian Louboutin's book, which will celebrate the company's 20th anniversary. Weird, right? {Styleite}

• Proof that there's power in a good tote, the Mulberry bag, inspired by fashion it-girl Alexa Chung, helped the company's profits skyrocket by 38 percent this year. {Daily Mail}

• Cher got in on the bright hair hue trend Monday night by wearing a tangerine orange wig to the U.K. premiere of Burlesque. And to top it off, she wore a sheer dress (another huge 2010 trend)! {Huffington Post}

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Nicole Richie on Oct. 19.
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Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's wedding photos, in which Nicole is rumored to be wearing a Marchesa gown, could sell for $100,000. Cha-ching! {NY Post}

Willow Smith debuted a new whip-worthy hairdo, a brow-skimming bowl cut that channels the blunt bob from the Yves Saint Laurent fall 2008 runway show. {Styleite}

Taylor Swift is legal, and to celebrate the singer's 21st birthday, InStyle is featuring her top 21 dresses. Girl's got a lot of style wrapped into those 21 years. {InStyle}

• Landing Natalie Portman as its newest spokesmodel didn't come easy for Dior. The designer brand had to remake all of the shoes Natalie, a vegan, would wear with no leather or other animal byproduct. {People StyleWatch}

Kate Middleton and Prince William's engagement photos were released over the weekend, and we found out that the princess-to-be did her own makeup (again!) for the shots. That's a girl from our own hearts! {People}

• The creators of Project Runway are thinking smaller—they've recently sold a spin-off series, Project Runway: Accessories, to Lifetime. {Glamour}

• For their VERY candid online talk show Wake Up and Get Real, fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone (from Kell on Earth) and actress Justine Bateman talk about must-have gifts—from airport finds for kids to cool stuff from Etsy. {Huffington Post}

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Kelly Osbourne on Dec. 1, 2010.
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• If you're a fan of Kelly Osbourne's style you're in luck. The rock royalty is steps away from launching her own affordable clothing line. {Coco Perez}

• Targeting its youngest customers (the six-and-under-set), Gucci unveiled an iPad app that lets users dress up "paper dolls" in pieces from the new children's collection. Sounds fun! {Fashionista}

• The cover for Jennifer Lopez's album Love has been released. It shows a backlit J. Lo wearing HUGE knocker earrings, a dozen chain necklaces and...are those honey blonde faux lashes? We need to get a closer look. {Just Jared}

• Comedy Central's new logo looks a lot like Chanel's iconic logo. Coincidence? We think not. {Styleite}

• Tennis star Rafael Nadal will be following in the footsteps of David Beckham—he's the newest "global testimonial" (aka hot body model) for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans for the spring/summer 2011 collections. {ABC News}

• Just in time for online holiday shopping, a selection of Jane Mayle's once-retired, limited-edition bags, which retail for $295 to $795, are now available at Barneys online. Run, don't walk. {Fashionologie}

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Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga will serve as a MAC Viva Glam spokesperson (again!). Last year she shared the role with Cyndi Lauper. Check out the first released image of Gaga's campaign...BEAUTIFUL! {Us Magazine}

Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin is rumored to be remaking items from the line's fall 2010 collection for Kanye West to wear during his upcoming tour. {The Cut}

• Stock up! Honeysuckle (a reddish pink shade) has been named the color of 2011 by Pantone Color Institute. {The Huffington Post}

• The new face of Miss Dior Cherie, Natalie Portman, bleached her hair for the cover of The New Times Magazine. OK, we kid—she was actually just wearing a blonde wig. {T Magazine}

Net-A-Porter is now offering gift cards that can be used on its website. FINALLY! {The Purse Blog}

• Pro ball player Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards wore $395 Dolce & Gabbana sneakers during a recent game against the Lakers. Yes, really. {Styleite}

• In a unique collabo, Noir Jewelry teams up with DC Comics on a collection inspired by female superheros, like Batgirl and Wonder Woman. {Coco Perez}

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Taylor Swift at CMT Artists Of The Year on Nov. 30.
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Taylor Swift admitted to once using a Sharpie permanent marker as eyeliner. Our follow-up question: what makeup remover did she use to get it off? {Us Magazine}

• Calling all "tall," "elegant," "beautiful" women between 25 and 50 years old who will be in Paris between Dec. 13 and Dec. 15! YSL is casting 130 extras for a fragrance shoot. Hmph, we were disqualified at "tall." {Refinery 29}

• Topping Forbes magazine's first-ever list of 13 business-savvy supermodels are Heidi Klum, Giselle Bündchen, and Kate Moss. {Forbes}

• Here's something to help fight off those winter blahs: H&M has just released two lookbook videos for their Spring/Summer 2011 collections. Sigh...Spring why must you be 103 days away?{Nitrolicious}

• One hundred percent of the proceeds from the gray booties designed by Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth (and sold on Kim Kardashian's footwear website, ShoeDazzle.com) will go to the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute. {InStyle}

• There's a three month waiting list for the "Together Bag" by Thursday Friday, a lightweight canvas tote that is emblazoned with an image of the Hermes Birkin bag. Really?! {Glamour}

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