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Your morning fashion and beauty report: The Olsens add handbags. Marc Jacobs adds books. And Lady Gaga adds some spark to GQ Italia cover.

November 4, 2010 |  8:38 am


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, already proven designers with three successful lines, will add handbags and eventually shoes to their luxury line, The Row. Look for the bags to hit stores next fall. [People]  

The Victoria's Secret fashion show taping is about a week away; a video of one of the casting calls has surfaced, and although some of the models have been named, speculation roils about who else will make the final cut. [Fashionologie] 

Women's Wear Daily has been doing all kinds of things to celebrate its centennial this year, not the least of which was publishing a special collectible edition, which hit newsstands Nov 1. On Tuesday night, WWD had its official anniversary party in New York, attended by almost every designer in town, models, socialites and even Henry and Nancy Kissinger. [WWD]

Sustainable denim? Levi's plans to launch a line in January, Water<Less, that will use water-saving washing and finishing techniques. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Book Marc, one of the latest concepts by always inventive designer Marc Jacobs, has taken over the old Marc by Marc Jacobs Accessories space on Melrose in Los Angeles. The transformation was lightning quick and probably inspired by the success of Book Marc's initial store, which opened in New York in September. The shop offers an upscale mix of readable material, such as coffee table design tomes, out-of-print and limited editions and poetry, along with Marc Jacobs' branded book bags and other paraphernalia. [Mondette]

What's Lady Gaga wearing now? (We knew you'd want to know.) She's on the cover of this month's GQ Italia, wearing a metal bra that looks to be shooting sparks. [Fashion Indie]

Alexander McQueen's prints for fall 2010 make their way to some rather colorful handbags. [Purse Blog]

Twiggy, an icon of modeling last century, is strutting her stuff at age 61 in a new Marcs & Spencer holiday ad, re-creating Madonna's famous Vogue video. [StyleList]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Ashley, left, and Mary-Kate Olsen. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images