Taylor Swift wears the sparkliest dress EVARR on the new cover of Elle Canada. Seriously. Would you look at that thing? Her sparkles have sparkles have sparkles. It’s like an infinite recursion of shiny things. [Elle Canada]

Nicholas Ghesquière and Alexander Wang apparently really had to go shopping at Barneys yesterday. Most of New York City’s major department stores remained closed yesterday. Although the Midtown flagships sustained little to no damage, employees couldn’t get to work amid the transit shutdown, explained the C.E.O. of Saks Fifth Avenue. Barneys New York was the exception, reopening at 1 p.m. with a workforce, the store says, of volunteers and executive-level staff who could make it to work safely. Target has reopened nearly 140 of the stores it closed throughout the region, but still has 60 that are shuttered. Retailers say the impact of Hurricane Sandy will total in the billions of dollars in direct costs and lost sales, but that the economic toll would have been worse had the storm hit closer to Thanksgiving and the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. [WWD]

In other tragic impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Heidi Klum has been forced to cancel her famous Halloween party. “Hope you & your loved ones are safe after the storm,” the supermodel Tweeted. “Canceling my Halloween party…postponing to a haunted Christmas.” [@HeidiKlum]

Here is a breathlessly gushy story about how simply faaaaaaaaabulous, darling, Sasha and Malia Obama looked in their church outfits this weekend entitled “Malia Obama, Sasha Obama Show Off Their Pre-Teen Style At Church With Their Dad (PHOTOS).” I get that this is positive coverage and all, but something about subjecting the fashion choices of an 11-year-old and a 14-year-old girl to this degree of scrutiny (PHOTOS) still just seems…creepy. [HuffPo]


L.K. Bennett, the company that makes those beige shoes Kate Middleton loves so much, is working on a limited-edition collection in collaboration with Caroline Issa, the publisher of Tank magazine. [WWD]

Natalia Vodianova is on the cover of the new British Vogue. Who else really wants to read that story about One Direction? I’ll admit it. [Vogue UK]


More on the rumored Carine Roitfeld perfume: Fashionista notes that the former Vogue Paris editor has trademarked the name “Forgive Me” for a range of beauty products. [Fashionista]

Hedi Slimane, who for years now has mistaken himself for a photographer, took a bunch of pictures backstage at his first women’s wear Saint Laurent show. You can tell he means business because he shot in stark black and white. [Style.com]


Louis Vuitton paid to make this animated movie about Mars. Why? Ours is not to reason why. [Refinery29]