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♦ J. Crew is absolutely delighted Michelle Obama mentioned the brand on The Tonight Show last night. It's already the basis of an online ad campaign. [Jezebel, Politico]
♦ The Olsens celebrated the launch of their book at Barneys last night, after which MK celebrated into the night at Bungalow 8 and Lit. Today the duo signed books at Barnes & Noble, where they were greeted by PETA protesters in masks. [style file, OK!]
Rachel Roy is just like you and me: She relishes going to vintage stores in small towns because "they aren't picked over by designers like New York is." As for whose style she most admires? Lauren Santo Domingo's. [FabSugar]
♦ You may have balked at Tom Ford's $9,240 otter fur boots, but you'll feel silly on the beach at St. Barts this winter without his $475 tanning goggles! [style file]

♦ What do Sarah Palin's (extravagant) fashion choices say about her? Some fashion experts weigh in. [Forbes]
♦ Kate Moss's new Top Shop collection caused a frenzy and sold out immediately—or so the store's PR machine would have you believe. In other Moss news, she was just in Puerto Rico being shot by Ryan McGinley for a Stella McCartney campaign. [Daily Mail, Fashionista]
♦ Peter Som has departed Bill Blass. [The Cut]
Annie Leibovitz tells VogueTV that she'd love to photograph Tina Fey. [Vogue UK]
♦ Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard is following in the footsteps of Monica Bellucci, Carla Bruni, and Diane Kruger to become the face of the Lady Dior bag. [WWD]
♦ Fashion hero Tim Gunn has joined the fight against Proposition 8, the bill that would ban gay marriage in California. [YouTube]
♦ Retailers are cutting orders by at least 10 to 15 percent for spring. [WWD]