5 Things To Know This AM — Dec 19 2012

Prada's new recruits for the spring/summer '13 ad campaign might be geared towards men, but we're definitely feeling a sudden urge to go on a shopping spree...funny how that works. (Fashion Telegraph)
It seems like every day there's an alarmist article about how China is taking over the world, and now it looks like the modeling industry better look out for a change, too. Though we love our Brazilian beauties and Eastern Bloc babes, Chinese models are seeing a rise in popularity at home and abroad. (China Daily)
Maison Martin Margiela and Alexis Mabille have been inducted into the world of haute couture by The Commission de Classement Couture Création. But it's not all easy street from here — both houses will now have to meet the requirement of two couture collections per year. (Style.com)
If you've really tried every beauty product on earth, this one's for you: A new face cream includes powdered meteorite dust found by nomadic tribes in the Sahara desert, guaranteed to tighten and brighten your skin. That, or maybe just turn you into ET. (Daily Mail)
Which Wes Anderson character are you? Actually, if you're any of them, you'll be totally above reading this infographic. (FlavorWire)

Image via Fashion Telegraph.


More from Politics

R29 Original Series