• An open letter from Michelle Obama, listing the reasons why you should vote for Barack Obama, which you can read here.
• Pamela Love went to Morocco for her honeymoon.
• Two L.A.-based fashion labels are featured: Nastygal and Elkin. While Nastygal is more mass-produced and described by its founder thusly: “You can wear dresses that we sell and look like a Kardashian or you can look really awesome and cool;” Elkin is described as “like Laurel Canyon in the ’70s,” and is created in a garage turned studio where people like Jenny Lewis just hang out. Both brands, however, are examples of L.A.’s thriving fashion scene.
• Men are apparently getting more into fragrance and like to be connoisseurs, whereas women just want to smell good.
• Elle’s Maggie Bullock interviews plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia, who is apparently known for surgically enhancing actresses in ways that make them look better, but not like they’ve necessarily had any work done. “His real niche may be the actors who come to him when their contracts specify that they should not alter their faces in any way.” He also starts as young as 14.
• Emma Watson will really transform in upcoming film The Bling Ring, in which she plays one of the real life thieves who famously burgled celebrities’ homes. Sofia Coppola said of her performance, “She could switch back and forth between a posh British accent and a slutty Valley Girl just like that. Oh, and I was really impressed by her hip hop dancing.” She also wrote Coppola an email begging for the part and it turned out she’d already gotten it.
• Carven’s Guillaume Henry sometimes feels like his clothes are too expensive: “When I’m with the commercial team, they’ll tell me a dress is $1,000 retail, and I’m superconfused because it’s so limited in terms of audience. I don’t want to create any frustration.” He plans to open a New York store early next year.