Taylor Swift tells Bazaar that in a relationship, "If I feel too much like I'm wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up." She doesn't like to wear the pants. This, in the context of Taylor Swift's unswerving sartorial devotion to dresses, makes perfect sense. The singer adds that relationships should be "equal," but, "It's wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend when you control so much of these big, high-pressure decisions, you know?" [Us]

David LaChapelle, who shoots fashion somewhat rarely these days, photographed Daphne Guinness wearing Alexander McQueen for Harper's Bazaar China. [DS]


H&M hired a bunch of people to dress in black and pretend to be demonstrating in anticipation of the retailer's Maison Martin Margiela collaboration, which hits stores on November 15. [Fashionologie]

This, according to reports, is Louis Vuitton's first television commercial. [YouTube]


  • Don't like what Kristin Stewart is wearing? Kristin Stewart thinks you are wrong. "I just so wholeheartedly disagree with people who don't like what I wear," the actress tells the Sunday Times. She says she often wears sneakers on the red carpet because she can sign more autographs and meet more fans that way. "If you do everything from an honest...It's all coming from a genuine place." [The Cut]
  • Michael Kors is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The designer said, "Being a lifelong New Yorker myself, born and bred on the beaches of Long Island, to see this devastation and loss is heartbreaking." Separately, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue have launched a charity initiative called Fashion For Sandy Relief, which is a series of online auctions for things like a week-long stay at Tommy Hilfiger's house on Mustique and tickets to the U.S. Open with Maria Sharapova. There will also be a big sale of designer goods coordinated by Tory Burch this Friday, proceeds from which will go to the Mayor's Fund. [WWD]
  • Irina Shayk's apartment was also damaged during Hurricane Sandy. [P6]
  • 23-year-old Dutch model Agnes Nabuurs is also a recent pre-med graduate. "I have seen some live operations, which were awesome," she says. "Brain surgery is insane." [WWD]
  • Macy's is the object of a public petition to get the retailer to drop Donald Trump from its holiday ads for the mogul's comments about the U.S. presidential election, his birtherism, and you know, just his general, troll-y Donald Trump-iness. The petitioners also want Macy's to stop selling Trump's fragrance and various licensed apparel products. Over 468,000 people have so far signed. [SignOn]
  • J.C. Penney is still hemorrhaging money as it negotiates a change in its business plan, and investors are not happy. Shares in the company lost 12.9% of their value, falling to $17.97, in trading Monday. That's the lowest they've been since early 2009. [WWD]
  • Savannah Miller, Sienna's sister, is launching a line at a contemporary price point for the online retailer nelly.com. "Truth be told, I can't justify spending what should be the annual budget for my kids' clothes on one coat anymore," says the former Twenty8Twelve designer. "When I see the work of someone like, say, Mary Katrantzou, I know it's real art and it should be worth a great deal…but I want to make something that people can feel decent about wearing in a recession." [Style.com]
  • Land's End is revamping its footwear category, developing a wider range of more fashionable designs (which it will sell for higher prices, starting at around $110). [WWD]
  • Karolina Kurkova on co-hosting the new modeling reality show The Face, which is described as being similar to The Voice in format:
  • "The show is all about possibility and I love to mentor these girls because so many of them don't have the confidence yet and I remember feeling that way before I was a model, when people made fun of the way I looked. It sounds superficial, but having someone to give you that confidence and tell you that you're beautiful makes a huge difference and makes you work harder."

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  • Santo Versace's Milan estate — a 22,605-square-foot, four-story villa which also has a 4,758-square-foot garden — is on the market for $62 million. So if you were looking for a second home, now might be your moment. [WWD]
  • Michael Kors says a woman building her wardrobe "should take the same approach she takes to guys: There's great fling material, and then there's great husband material! Apply that to your wardrobe and it means invest in the key pieces you'll want to spend time with season after season, the pieces that will help define your style. Don't invest major money in the trendy pieces that will feel old by this time next year. Like dating that guy just for fun-it's not to say you shouldn't do it, just don't sink a lot into it!" [CBS Watch News]
  • Architect-to-the-fashion-stars Peter Marino wore his customary leather-daddy gear to receive his Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts medal in Paris. [WWD]
  • Prestigious New York fashion school Parsons is adding a satellite campus in Paris. [WWD]
  • Retailers are increasingly concerned about "showrooming" — people going to stores to compare products, figure out what they want, and then checking their phones to see if they can find it online cheaper. (Showrooming is otherwise known as "duh" and the people who do it as "smart people.") Also, interestingly, most people who buy things on their mobile phones are not really "mobile" in the usual sense — mobile shopping peaks in the evenings, and 68% of people who shop online with their phones are doing so from the comfort of their own homes, many while in bed or in front of the T.V. [Mashable]
  • Calvin Klein threw a party in Beijing with that singer from the Gotye song. [WWD]
  • Not including one-off costs associated with the company's I.P.O, Brunello Cucinelli's net profits during the first three quarters of this year rose year-on-year by 25.3%, to $21.7 million. Sales rose 15.2%, to $281.8 million. [WWD]