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Joanna Coles's Big Hire; Alexa Chung's New Beau?


Those stories and more in our daily news roundup.

  • Laetitia Casta is the star of H&M's Holiday 2012 lingerie campaign. [NitroLicious]

  • Joanna Coles has made her first big hire since becoming the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan. Paul Solomons will join her as the magazine's new creative director after serving in the same role for British GQ. [WWD]

  • A source says Alexa Chung and recording artist Pharrell Williams "looked quite cozy together" at the launch party for Williams's new book. Do we smell a new fashion/music power couple in the making? [Page Six]

  • Natalie Joos is working with New York's Housing Works to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Joos says the most-needed items right now are "toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, cleaning products, batteries and flashlights." [Fashionista]

  • Why hasn't Zara expanded in the United States the way H&M and Uniqlo have? "[Americans] don't fit in the clothes," said an expert on Zara's business. "So why do it? Having to make larger sizes makes production so much more complex." [The New York Times]

  • Maryna Linchuk takes on the role of a modern Lady Godiva in a new video for Interview Russia. [YouTube]
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