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Margherita Missoni Is Engaged; Rihanna Wore a Snuggie

Courtesy of <em>W</em> magazine.
Courtesy of W magazine.

• Margherita Missoni is engaged to racing-car driver Eugenio Amos. [Vogue UK]

• Rihanna wore a snuggie while taping an appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show. It’ll air Monday — so there’s still enough time to run out and buy your own, and then explain you’re only wearing it on Thanksgiving to emulate the pop star, not because you’re a vegetable. [JustJared]

Hailey Clauson covers W Korea’s December issue. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Karlie Kloss told a reporter backstage at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show: “I have legs that go on for days. I have, like, 12 foot long legs.” Please, rub it in. [Fashin]

• Liliane Bettencourt’s request to have her guardianship suspended was turned down by an appeals court in Paris. [WWD]

• Fern Mallis’s discussion series, “Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis,” will be recorded as a radio show in the future, so folks who can’t make it to the 92Y can still listen along. So far, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford, and Michael Kors are slated for talks in 2012. [WWD]

• Kate Moss’s favorite photo of herself, a nude shot taken for Vogue Germany back in 1993, sold for the equivalent of $25,342. [Grazia]

• E-commerce sales are up 13.7 percent in the third quarter. [WWD]

• SIXLondon and farfetch.com teamed up to create a capsule collection of shoes designed by fashion bloggers. Susie Bubble, the FaceHunter, and Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine will be among bloggers designing for the line called SIXby6Bloggers. [StyleCaster]

• Online retailers are putting more thought into packaging. [WSJ]

• Jonathan Adler opened his first international store in London. [WWD]

• Cathy Horyn interviewed British designer Thomas Tait. “It’s surprising to me how few young designers are wary of being the flavor of the month. I don’t need everybody to love me. I don’t make a product that’s for everybody, and that’s totally cool with me,” the designer told her. [NYT]

Naeem Khan released a faux-fur collection on HSN. [FabSugar]

Giorgio Armani’s Hong Kong store has been redesigned to include a restaurant and a lounge. [WWD]

• High-low collaborations, such as the H&M for Versace line, are proving to be a reliable business model for retailers and a lucrative business for designers. [NYT]

• A founder and former chairman of Liz Claiborne Inc., has written a business memoir entitled My Life at Liz Claiborne. [WWD]

Margherita Missoni Engaged; Rihanna Wore Snuggie