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Vogue’s Holiday Party; Europe’s Dismal Christmas Shopping Season

Dree Hemingway.
Dree Hemingway.

• See which magazines are partying where for the holidays. Vogue staffers will be at the Boom Boom Room, and Lucky will be at Frames Bowling Lounge. [WWD]

Retailers in Britain are slashing prices as analysts predict the country’s worst Christmas season since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. [Guardian UK]

Dree Hemingway covers the new issue of Vogue Spain with an unusual accessory: a baby. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Here’s a look inside Chloë Sevigny’s closet. [Opening Ceremony]

If you missed out on the Versace for H&M collection, some returns are back in stock.  [Fashionista]

Luxury spending in the U.S. currently equals 2.8 percent of the country’s GDP, less than Europe’s average of 3 percent and Italy’s leading number of 3.2 percent. [WWD]

• The Hong Kong Design Center honored Jimmy Choo with the Outstanding Chinese Designer Award 2011. [Vogue UK]

PlumWillow, a new teen-focused shopping-site, re-creates the mall shopping experience. It’s (already) 25,000-plus members shop for clothing, accessories, and beauty products while getting real-time feedback from friends and other shoppers. Sadly, there’s no food court. [WWD]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley covers Harper’s Bazaar UK’s January issue. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Oakley signed a new licensing agreement, and will design swimwear — the label’s first collection debuts next June. [WWD]

This is Tommy Hilfiger’s idea of a good joke: “How many hipsters does it take to change a light bulb? What, you don’t know?” [Guardian UK]

Here’s a dubious take on what Victoria’s Secret models might look like if they gained a lot of weight. [Daily Mail UK]

Images and negatives from Marilyn Monroe’s first photo shoot sold for $352,000 at an “Icons and Idols” auction in Beverly Hills. [HuffPo]

Rebecca Minkoff collaborated with Baby-G on a special, limited-edition watch. [InStyle]

Badgley Mischka designed a line of fine jewelry, now on sale at Bloomingdale’s. [WWD]

Vogue’s Holiday Party; Europe’s Dismal Christmas