Julianne Moore is now a face of L’Oréal, hawking some allegedly anti-aging cream called Cellular Renaissance. What are Julianne Moore’s beauty tips, you ask? Wash your face with a washcloth and always use sunscreen. [WWD]

Stella McCartney says she’s been trying to explain the concept of feminism to her 5-year-old daughter, Bailey. “She really didn’t understand women had to throw themselves under horses to get the vote, and I hope she doesn’t ever have to understand it,” says the designer. McCartney says the expectations placed on her as a C.E.O., designer, wife, and mother can be intense. “Now we are expected to do everything, which probably isn’t human, and we are in danger of burning out if we try to do everything…I lose it sometimes. If I’ve had four hours’ sleep because I was at something late and up early with the kids, then I am not a particularly good mum and not a particularly good colleague at work.” [Telegraph]

And Zoe Saldana is now the face of…Lenscrafters. Random, but okay. [DS]

“We do not believe that there is any likelihood of confusion between Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloé and any other entity, given that Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloé is clearly marketed together with the famous Kardashian brand name and will be sold with singular and distinctive trade dress,” argues the cosmetics company responsible for the Kardashians’ latest licensed boondoggle, the soon-to-launch Khroma Beauty line. An existing (and higher-end) cosmetics brand called Chroma is upset about the Kardashians’ use of the name. [WWD]


Here are those new Louis Vuitton ads. Tag-line: l’Invitation au Voyage. Arizona Muse was shot at the Louvre. [DS]

October was a relatively strong month for hiring, with the economy adding some 171,000 jobs. Apparel and specialty stores and apparel manufacturers contributed some 8,800 of those new jobs. [WWD]


Retailers throughout the Northeast are working hard to reopen stores affected by Hurricane Sandy. Kohl’s has announced it is giving $1 million to the Red Cross for storm relief. [WWD]

Here is a completely unnecessary New York Times Style section analysis of the outfits worn by various television anchors and weather reporters while they were reporting on Sandy. [NYTimes]


Candice Swanepoel and a smeary-faced Crystal Renn each nabbed a cover of the new 10. [DS]

Ralph Lauren had a middling kind of quarter but still beat Wall Street projections. The company’s net income fell year-on-year by 8.5%, to $213.7 million. Net revenues dropped 2.2%, to $1.86 billion. Net sales likewise fell 2.2%, but same-store sales rose a healthy 5%. [WWD]


Hot Topic is unrolling a new chain of lingerie stores called Blackheart. The first five stores will open in Texas and California malls on November 15; Women’s Wear Daily describes Blackheart as “sort of the garage-band lovers' antidote to the preppy girls' Victoria's Secret Pink,” adding, “The darker, subversive approach is what has distinguished Hot Topic.” Subversive. [WWD]

Iman added a BB cream to her line of beauty products. [WWD]

Today Spanx opens its first freestanding store, in a mall in McLean, Virginia. [Forbes]


Sotheby’s will auction off jewelry that belonged to the late Estée Lauder and Evelyn H. Lauder. The proceeds will go to the breast cancer charity Evelyn Lauder founded. The jewels may fetch over $13 million, including one 6.54 ct fancy pink diamond ring that is projected to go for $4-5 million. [WWD]

Also up for auction: some of Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier outfits from the 80s, along with pieces by Alaïa, Chanel, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, John Galliano, Thierry Mugler, Maison Martin Margiela, Comme des Garcons and Gianni Versace. [Grazia]

Marni is launching a women’s fragrance, its first. [WWD]

Here is the charming story of how Miuccia Prada met Patrizio Bertelli:

At a leather fair in 1978 she lost her temper with a Tuscan businessman who had copied her designs. But after thinking it over, she suggested a partnership. Patrizio Bertelli became her supplier, then her husband, the father of her two children and the brilliant business partner with whom she turned Prada into one of the world’s leading luxury brands, backed by a firm operating in 70 countries. [Guardian]


Coach has won a (largely symbolic) $257 million judgment in its lawsuit against online sellers of counterfeit Coach goods. 573 domain names of the sites selling illegal products were also ruled forfeit. Because all the sites were headquartered overseas, the likelihood of the company ever recovering the money is small. [WWD]