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♦ If Sarah Palin was on the cover of Elle, what would she look like? "Two words," says Joe Zee: "Blowout and contact lenses." That's actually four words, Joe, but we get the point. [Daily Intel]
♦ Today in bizarre publicity stunts: Wal-Mart is opening a pop-up store in Times Square, and will also have a truck "roving around the city to celebrate the launch of AC/DC's new album." [Reuters via Curbed]
Kelly Cutrone won't be appearing on Whitney Port's new show on MTV: "I didn't really feel like it was a great idea to be on a spinoff of a spinoff of a spinoff." [The Cut]
Sofia Coppola's goal in designing for Louis Vuitton was "to create the perfect bag that doesn't exist." The result is the $2,190 "SC" purse. [IHT]

♦ In Dennis Hopper's short film for Tod's, Gwyneth Paltrow plays her simpering self, pursued by rapid Italian paparazzi. [SassyBella]
New York mag picks the best thrift and consignment stores. [NYM]
♦ A long list of high-end designers are making dolls for an exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris to raise money for UNICEF. [The Daily]
♦ On November 10th, Tim Gunn will be hosting Fashion Forward, the fundraising event thrown by the Gay Men's Health Crisis. [The Pipeline]