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Obama’s Girls Think Cell Phone Holster Is ‘Dorky’; Cacharel Loses CEO

• Brooke Shields’s mom, who also managed her career, passed away last Wednesday. [People]

• Karlie Kloss wears a big red cape on the cover of Vogue China. [Design Scene]

• Models are busy preparing for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, which tapes tomorrow. Joan Smalls wore a calorie-counting watch to improve her workouts, and Candice Swanepoel has been doing some serious boxing. [BuzzFeed]

• Coach and Ralph Lauren both donated $2 million to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Gap, Kohl’s, and Macy’s also donated big sums of money to the cause. [WWD]

• Paul Smith is making a capsule collection in honor of the Talking Heads. [WWD]

• And now, a message from Rachel Bilson: “All men hate harem pants, but I don’t give a shit. They are so comfortable. You get a little room, you know?” [Us Weekly]

• Cacharel’s CEO Pascal d’Halluin is leaving the company after less than a year by “mutual agreement … following his trial period.” [WWD]

• Obama’s daughters think it’s dorky that he has a cell-phone clip on his belt. [Us Weekly]

Obama’s Girls Think His Phone Holster Is ‘Dorky’