5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 12 2012

After seeing Miranda Kerr's rugged, Aussie-inspired editorial for Russh, we wanted to see more of the model's alter ego. Well, our wishes have been granted — Kerr is now turning heads in a risqué Vogue Italia shoot, in which she rocks blunt bangs, peroxide blonde hair, and loads of metallic. (Fashion Copious)
In the most exciting "Oops!" of the week, Annie Leibovitz accidentally revealed Rihanna and Anne Hathaway to be Vogue's November and December cover girls. While signing autographs at an art show in Ohio, Leibovitz casually dropped that interesting nugget of information. We're thankful for Leibovitz's spoiler alert — now we have some time to prepare ourselves for that babe overload. (Fashionista)
Barneys' collaboration with Disney means we get to see some of our favorite faces become literal caricatures. One line drawing from the "Electric Holiday" campaign reveals Alber Elbaz, BryanBoy, Suzy Menkes, Steven Meisel, and Carine Roitfeld all looking like cute Disney versions of themselves. (Women's Wear Daily)
Nordstrom recently joined other Pacific Northwest businesses in publicly supporting Referendum 74, a pending law that would allow for gay marriage in Washington State. Executives Blake, Pete, and Erik Nordstrom sent an email to its 56,000 employees stating its gay and lesbian employees are "entitled to the same rights and protections marriage provides under the law." Bravo, guys. (KOMO News)
If you're planning on showing up to this year's Halloween party dressed up as a sexy cockroach again, you might want to check out The Gloss's Illustrated Guide to Halloween Costumes first. The website put together a genius breakdown of "sexy" Halloween costumes and their social implications. While going as a sexy cockroach does prove "you're a survivor," dressing up as sexy Piers Morgan may be a risk not worth taking. It's important to know these things... (The Gloss)
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