5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 30 2012

Rap phenomenon M.I.A. has released a new book — called, guess what, M.I.A. — documenting her creative life. It's one of those rare celebrity tomes that's not ghostwritten, although to be fair, it's mostly told in collages, sketches, and other visual art. (High Snobette)
Witness another step in Kate Upton's transformation from blonde bombshell to fashion darling: She's just landed her first-ever Vogue international cover! (Fashionista)
Still need a Halloween costume? House of Style can help with that. See host Joan Smalls and designer Todd Oldham (yes, he's back) create a one of a kind Corpse Bride-inspired Halloween gown. Yes, both tulle and duct tape are involved. (MTV Style)
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Jessica Biel's decision to wed in a pink gown caused quite a stir, but now fans enraged and adoring alike can find out the real motivation behind her unlikely choice. Apparently, she's quite the romantic. (Elle UK)
Feeling bad about those leather pants you picked up last weekend? You're not the only one to experience buyer's remorse. Even the immaculately-dressed Hamish Bowles once wore — gasp! — lavender sweat pants. (Racked)
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