Snooki Wants to Design; Samantha Cameron Gets Flack for Wearing an Expensive Dress

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• Snooki wants her own clothing line. But you knew that. [Fashionista]

• Mulberry's sales have jumped by almost 80 percent since they started selling celebrity-endorsed handbags this summer. [Independent UK]

• Samantha Cameron wore a £749 dress (about $1,198) to a Tory conference amid deep budget cuts; last year at the same event, she wore a £65 ($103) dress from Marks & Spencer, which the Guardian deemed far more appropriate. [Guardian UK]

The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger on The September Issue: "I had flashbacks. I found it very transporting." [HuffPo]

• Terry Richardson shot Anja Rubik on the streets of Paris for Mango's autumn catalogue; Txema Yeste shot Olivia Palermo for the winter campaign. [WWD]

• Consumers are more likely to splurge on higher-priced items and skimp on basics, according to September sales, which showed luxury leading by 6.6 percent jump. [WWD]

• “I don’t even know what she’s going to do with them,” Manolo Blahnik said of a customer who bought twenty pairs of his crocodile-style shoes in Newport Beach. [WWD]