5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 23 2012

Walking for the cure is fun and all, but how about strutting for it? Nine West and Runway Relief are trying to make that easier; tapping DIY bigwigs like Honestly WTF, to create one-of-a-kind pumps for eBay auction. Snag yours, and proceeds will go directly to CFDA's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer organization! (eBay)
Over the years, we've seen our fair share of sassy slippers come and go, but judging by the preview of Iris Apfel's HSN shoe line, we think these are here to stay. Toucans will never go out of style. (Grazia)
Okay guys, we can't let seasonal treats continue to be dominated by tradition –– no one actually wants fruit cake anyway. Why not snazz it up, New York-style with the Don Draper-approved goodies from William Greenberg Desserts? Imagine it: black & white cookies at the top of the Chrysler, brownies in Central Park –– sounds pretty sweet, no? (William Greenberg Desserts)
Italian inlaid marbles, gilded moldings, and heaps of glitter...Yeah, guess we should've seen that coming from the Versace opening in Soho. (WWD)
Fashion executives: Some are up to their couture collars in industry clout, but decades and paid-dues aren't the only way in. Just ask Grace Coddington! This Vogue power player confesses to only one prerequisite in an assistant: cat sympathist? (Fashionista)
Photo: Courtesy of Nine West