5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 19 2012

Penelope Cruz knows how to represent. The actress looks stunning — and very Spanish — on the November cover of Vogue Spain. Cruz's winged eyeliner, messy 'do, and luxe jewelry make for a look we're dying to copy. (Fashion Gone Rogue)
French artist Fabrice Hyber used an astounding 330 pounds of Yves Saint Laurent's Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in his "1M3 de beauté" (one cubic meter of beauty) sculpture. The work of art is currently on display at the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris, in a show inspired by raw materials. (WWD)
Jezebel has the story of a model who decided to go plus-size after realizing she "couldn't look in the mirror anymore" due to all the pressure to stay thin. Read, but be prepared to feel more disillusioned than ever with today's impossible standards. (Jezebel)

Marie Antoinette's long-lost green silk slippers have been sold at the Parisian auction house Drouot for €50,000 ($65,325). Interestingly enough, the controversial queen's shoes were only expected to sell for €10,000. Sounds like somebody's got a thing for royal feet...
(Fashion Telegraph)

Designer and dream gal pal Rebecca Minkoff will take on the new task of contributing editor at InStyle. Minkoff is set to write a style advice column for the magazine, similar to those penned by Tory Burch and Rachel Bilson. First question: Can we get a free handbag, please?


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