Your morning fashion and beauty report: Penelope Cruz shows off her baby bump. NFL players go pretty in pink. Diana Taurasi poses nude.
We love it when pregnant women wear sexy clothes that prove that motherhood isn't an excuse to be dowdy. No mom jeans for Penelope Cruz, the latest celeb showing off her baby bump in style, when she was spotted at Heathrow Airport in London on Monday night looking lovely in a sheer black lace blouse. [People]
Speaking of black lace, here's a Halloween costume idea: be ahead of the curve and go as Natalie Portman's "Black Swan" (above). The film doesn't open till December, which will make your black tutu, ballet slippers and dramatic makeup all the more mysterious. [FabSugar]
Have you noticed the big, burly NFL football players wearing pink? Eli Manning, Drew Brees and Tom Brady are among the gridiron gladiators who are wearing pink this month in honor of breast cancer awareness month. [Glamour]
Basketball player Diana Taurasi posed nude for the cover of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue," and it is stirring angst in some quarters. [Baltimore Sun] Not sure why, since athletes with well-toned bodies have been doing it since at least 1972 when Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby posed nude for Sports Illustrated.
Fast fashion purveyor H&M, the world's third-largest retailer, is ready to take Paris, opening a flagship on the Champs-Elysees. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
Lest we forget, fashion is working hard to keep images of the Gulf Oil spill alive. German designer Mira Becker digitally printed fabric with photos of the spill to create two cocktail dresses, and Brooklyn shoe maker Bed Stu has a pair of faux oil-stained "Gulf Coast Cleanup Crew" shoes, which will be available in November. Kenneth Cole's "I clean up well" tee, with the word "well" obscured by oil, is another offering, all designed to keep images of the disaster from fading. [Wall Street Journal]
The Kardashian sisters are about to open a branch of their L.A. boutique, Dash, in NYC's SoHo. [New York Post]
A travel company has announced plans to open a resort in the Maldives staffed only by young blond women, purportedly to prove that blonds aren't dumb. Well, all this blond can say is what a dumb idea! [Telegraph]
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Natalie Portman from "The Black Swan." Credit: Niko Tavernise / Fox Searchlight