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Naomi Campbell Stars In Blasé Commercial For Russian Condo Complex

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  • One of the perks of having an international supermodel for a girlfriend must be that you get to cast her in ads for your funny Moscow apartment development. Naomi Campbell's performance here seems more dutiful than inspired, however. [Copyranter]
  • Hahaha. Ha haha haha. Oh boy: Hermès, which is fighting off what looks to be the opening salvo in a hostile takeover bid from Bernard Arnault and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, opened its ginormous fancy new Paris flagship last night. And whom did they invite? Salma Hayek, the wife of Arnault's biggest competitor, François-Henri Pinault, who heads up the rival luxury conglomerate PPR. Hayek wore a red dress by Gucci, a brand Arnault once tried to acquire — but, in a rare boardroom defeat, he was thwarted by Pinault. She posed for plenty of pictures. "I don't know about investment; I know about shopping," Hayek said, demurely. [WWD]
  • Heidi Klum, a woman with no discernable trace of "extra" weight about her person, advises gaining weight as one ages to look "five to ten years younger." Says the serially pregnant supermodel, "Don't be too thin!" [NYDN]
  • As expected, yesterday Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced they'd be selling stuff at Kohl's with their name on it. A whole lot of stuff. However, after Women's Wear Daily ran a page one exclusive predicting the deal, Kohl's "disinvited" WWD's reporter from the official press conference. [WWD]
  • Zac Posen bid on, and won for $3,500, a six-week internship with Martha Stewart at a charity auction. Somewhere, some penniless student who actually could have used the skills and contacts acquired...Oh, who are we kidding. Nobody hires interns. They work for free and there's an infinite supply! Have at it, Posen. [P6]
  • Christian Louboutin's extracurriculars apparently include training on the trapeze. He's done it for more than 20 years. [Vogue UK]
  • The terrible people involved in the Isabella Blow Bookfight have rehashed their disagreements — now with 90% more stupid insults! — for the Daily Beast. Daphne Guinness sounds like a freaking voice of reason when she says, "I think there's something so much more beautiful and soaring and poetic to the story of Issie's life. If we could just get above this squabbling." [TDB]
  • Selfridges department store in London has a 4-meter Hermès "Kelly" bag replica that you can walk through in its holiday display. [InStyle UK]
  • For the first time ever, Indian apparel workers are stopping work for the day today. The apparel industry directly employs around 80 million Indians, and the strike is in protest of rising domestic cotton prices. The workers want a reduction in cotton exports, so that more of the material remains for their own needs. [WWD]
  • The Wilhelmina agency is suing Next for allegedly wrongfully inducing three models, including the Côte d'Ivoirian Nina Keita (who is not to be confused with the more famous Malian Nana Keita), to break their Wilhelmina contracts and jump ship. [NYDN]
  • Now that L'Occitane is publicly traded, it's trying to become the new Body Shop, or something. There are tonnes of planned new openings. [WWD]
  • Another bad quarter for Gap: the company reported a 1.3% decline in net income during the third quarter. Year-on-year, same-store sales were entirely flat. [WWD]
  • If you want to line up tomorrow at 8 a.m. to buy $249 Lanvin for H&M dresses and $60 Lanvin for H&M t-shirts, here are 23 U.S. H&M stores where you could do such a crazy thing. [Fashionista]
  • Another thing you could be doing Saturday at 8 a.m.? Tuning in to QVC to buy a replica of Kate Middleton's engagement ring for $39.54. [WWD]
  • A radio host aiming to "take back the word 'hoochie'" has launched a clothing line called Hoochiewear. [NYDN]
  • Here it is: How to Survive Black Friday. Remember, shoppers: "Every person is different — and there are plenty of people who love the thrill of Black Friday. But if you are a real bargain hunter, then consider if the risk to your safety is worth the money you are going to spend. The average cost of an emergency room visit in the United States is $1880 — so if you are injured by an aggressive crowd, those ER costs will surpass the few hundred dollars you might save with advertised sales." [TSC]