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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Angelina Jolie wows Paris, MAC cancels Rodarte makeup line and Y-3 opens on Melrose

August 18, 2010 |  8:17 am

Angelina Angelina Jolie looked chic in a sparkling strapless black dress with loose, beachy hair at the Los Angeles premiere of "Salt" a couple of weeks back (pictured). She changed up the look Tuesday in a shimmery white Pamella Roland gown at the Paris premiere of the film.  With her hair in an updo, she looked very much like a Grecian goddess. [People]

Target is partnering with Gilt Groupe, an online fashion discount retailer, with a focus on selling Target design collaborations. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

MAC is pulling its controversial Rodarte makeup line before it even debuts. The line raised hackles because it was inspired by Juarez, the violence-ridden Mexico border town where young women had been disappearing for years. [VogueUK]  

Y-3, the collaboration between Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas (think sneakers with spike heels and chunky wedges) has opened its first Los Angeles store on Melrose. [Mondette]

Yikes! Consumer confidence is down, but the costs of making and distributing clothes are going up. At Magic, a fashion trade show going on this week in Las Vegas, the wholesale prices to retailers for spring fashions are reportedly up 10% to 15 % over last year. This can't mean anything good for shoppers. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Report: Women are using less makeup than they did in 2008. Maybe we all just look better with less. (Or maybe it's budget-cutting.) [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Trend report: Leather backpacks will be just the thing to carry all your gear this fall. [FabSugar] 

If out-of-the-box home hair color goes on too dark, there are a few things you can do about it -- including applying a stripping product or washing with vinegar. (Tip: Leave the vinegar on for 30 minutes.) [BellaSugar]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Los Angeles premiere of "Salt." Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images

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