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Heidi Klum Replaces Naomi Watts for Ann Taylor; More People Are Buying Burberry

Heidi Klum will replace Naomi Watts as the face of Ann Taylor. [Page Six/NYP]

• Christian Louboutin’s shoe test: “The ultimate must still look good when a woman is naked … My interest in shoes came from showgirls. Apart from feathers, there is nothing else to the outfit than their shoes. I thought about being a shoe designer when I was about 12-years-old, but it wasn’t until I was in my mid-teens that I realized it could be my real job.” [Vogue UK]

What Not to Wear’s Clinton Kelly on the Kardashians: “Any time I see a magazine with any Kardashian on it, I want to throw gasoline on it and light a fire.” [Page Six/NYP]

Burberry’s sales have risen 21.6 percent in the past six months, while Versace’s revenues are up 13 percent in the past nine months. [Vogue UK]

• Coach is launching its first London store this spring, and the brand hopes to open ten to fifteen more shops in the U.K. over the next three years. [WWD]

Prada and Miu Miu purses will be added to Bloomingdale’s handbag department in time for the holiday rush. [WWD]

• U.K. retailer ASDA removed a display of padded bras for children after a mother complained. An ASDA spokeswoman defended the merchandise, however: “The item found in our Sheffield store should not have been on sale as it was a size we withdrew over six months ago. However, in any event, it wasn’t padded — it contained a thin modesty and smoothing layer that through extensive research teenagers buying their first bra tell us they like, as it avoids the embarrassment of having their nipples showing under the school shirts.” [StyleList]

• The Selby visited Jeanne Lanvin’s private library in Paris and took lots of pretty pictures. [Selby]

• Daniel Radcliffe was smeared with mud for the November cover of Dazed & Confused. [Dazed Digital]

Heidi Klum Replaces Naomi Watts for Ann Taylor; More People Are Buying Burberry