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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Does Angelina Jolie need to do more for the world of style?

July 27, 2010 |  8:43 am


When students at the University of Wisconsin heard that 1,800 workers employed by two of apparel giant Nike's Honduran subcontractors had been laid off with no severance, they decided to just do it. After the activist students got the university to cancel its licensing agreement with Nike in April and a group called United Students Against Sweatshops got other universities to consider doing the same, Nike has agreed to pay about $2 million to help the displaced workers. [Wall Street Journal]

Scold of the day: Angelina Jolie is being taken to task for being just too beautiful and too famous to be so unglamorous with her fashion choices. Even when she wears Dolce & Gabbana, Max Azria or Emporio Armani, she "seems to embrace every label at its most innocuous" and fails to use her celebrity to help the fashion world. Ouch! (But, um, isn't being a working actress/mom enough?) [WWD]

The ironic other side of that lament: In today's fame-obsessed world, designers are being pressured to be celebrities, not artists. [WWD] (Subscription required)

But back to Angelina: She looked plenty glamorous at "Salt's" Tokyo premiere, striding confidently in a flowing black gown cut to show off as much leg as a bikini. [People]

The paparazzi got shots of Orlando Bloom's and new bride Miranda Kerr's wedding rings, but of course we still want to know: What did she wear when they said "I do?" [People]

Los Angeles kids' shop Eggy carries some ridiculously adorable headbands and necklaces by designer Homato that moms might want to swipe. [Mondette] 

Former Chanel window dresser Pedro Rubio opens a men's atelier in West Hollywood. [StyleSectionLA]

Want to know the tricks to being photographed at your best? Jessica Biel demonstrates some. (Like: turn that bare shoulder toward the camera; be shot from the side, not straight-on; and don't wear anything too sheer and see-through). [FabSugar]

Canada's Tony Ricci, named hairstylist of the year last week by the Professional Beauty Assn., has tips for turning runway styles into realistic 'dos. [StyleList] 

Rodarte is to collaborate with Catherine Opie on an art book. [StyleSectionLA]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Angelina Jolie at Comic-Con. Credit: John Shearer / Getty Images