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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Rachel Weisz to front for L'Oreal. Victoria Beckham takes second place in Britain. And Katy Perry might be thinking about shoes.

October 11, 2010 |  8:38 am


L'Oreal Paris has tapped Rachel Weisz to be its new face in markets around the world, excluding the U.S. [WWD] (Subscription required)

"American Idol" runner-up Crystal Bowersox wed Brian Walker over the weekend, wearing an all-natural dress of hemp and cotton, featuring macrame, sea shells and beading. It was designed by Vermonter Tara Lynn. [People]

"Brothers and Sisters" star Dave Annable married actress Odette Yustman on Sunday. No word on her dress yet, but she reportedly wore 10 carats of diamond earrings and 30-carat diamond and platinum barrettes from Neil Lane. [People] 

J.K. Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, was named the most influential woman in Britain by the National Magazine Company. Coming in second was Spice-Girl-turned-fashion-designer Victoria Beckham. Strangely, they both beat out the queen, with her majesty placing third. [the Guardian]

Designer Jason Wu, a favorite of Michelle Obama's, met with the president of Taiwan and presented him with a dress for his wife. Wu was in Taipei for his brother's wedding on Sunday. [WWD]

Starting with the collection for next fall, Alexander McQueen will take full control of its McQ contemporary line, which has been produced by an Italian firm under a licensing agreement. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Some of L.A.'s most influential fashionistas just happen to be Filipino, including designers Monique Lhuillier and Oliver Tolentino, Women's Wear Daily West Coast chief Marcy Medina and our own Melissa Magsaysay. [Style Section L.A.]

Katy Perry is said to be in talks with shoe mogul Steve Madden about a collaboration of some kind. [New York Post] 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Rachel Weisz.  Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images