Giles Deacon Makes Socks With Spiders on Them; Kate Hudson Wears Marc Jacobs on Elle’s November Cover

• Look, photos of funny-looking socks designed by Giles Deacon for Happy Socks. [Refinery 29]

• Kate Hudson wears Marc Jacobs resort on the cover of Elle’s November issue. [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]

• Snooki is dressing up as a sequined pickle for Halloween. [Page Six/NYP]

• A letter that Madonna wrote to Steven Meisel in 1991 has resurfaced. It begins, "Dear Steven, For some reason I thought you were angry with me — because I finked out as a judge at the 'Love Ball'? Because I'm still nice to Herb Ritts? Because my hair is the wrong color? I hope you will forgive me for all of the above." [Fashionologie]

• Department stores have slashed prices so much that there isn’t very much leftover inventory to give to outlet stores anymore, which means people are much less likely to find designer bargains at places like Saks Off Fifth or Nordstrom Rack these days. [Businessweek]

The Wall Street Journal has an explanation for why the runways were so seventies-inspired this season: Like 2010, the seventies were a time of “economic worry.” [WSJ]

Linda Evangelista has reportedly split from her boyfriend of four years, Hard Rock founder Peter Morton. [Fashionologie]

Twenty8Twelve creative director Savannah Miller is still really into leggings, especially denim and velvet ones. [WSJ]

• British Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Schulman seems to think the recession is over. “Whilst some of us are tightening are [sic] belts, some of us are buying expensive ones. As LVMH, owners of Louis Vuitton have announced that their sales are up nearly 20%, it seems for some people the age of austerity is now well and truly over.” [BBC]