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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Jessica Simpson's engagement ring from Eric Johnson. Contenders for Britain's 'most fashionable.'

November 15, 2010 |  8:29 am

Chung Jessica Simpson showed off her new engagement ring over the weekend while she was at a department store in Kansas City, Kan. promoting her clothing line. The Neil Lane ring, from boyfriend Eric Johnson, features a ruby flanked by diamonds. [People]

Designer John Paul Gaultier will mark 35 years in fashion with a major retrospective of his work next year in Montreal, Canada. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

The British Fashion Council is allowing the public to vote on who should be honored as London's most creative style ambassador at the council's annual gala Dec. 7. Suggested contenders include Alexa Chung,  Stella McCartney, Emma Watson, Georgia May Jagger, Lily Cole and Tilda Swinton. [Telegraph] 

That Emma Watson's name is mentioned in the same sentence as Alexa Chung and Stella McCartney shows just how far she's come in the world of style. And now she is planning to launch an eco clothing line of her own in partnership with designer Alberta Ferretti. [Us] 

Loehmann's has filed for bankruptcy, seeking to reorganize under Chapter 11. The bargain-fashion emporium is expected to emerge from bankruptcy next year. [WWD] (Subscription required)

Alice + Olivia's lookbook for spring is full of deliciously girly pieces, such as feathered skirts and beaded cocktail dresses. [FabSugar]

Supermodel Iman says the reality show she co-hosts with designer Isaac Mizrahi is more realistic than other fashion-related TV offerings because the contestants compete to design collections, not unrelated outfits. "The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection" airs on Bravo on Tuesdays, and besides seeing the contestants' designs, viewers get to see Iman in gorgeous clothes, too. [StyleList] 

Model Miranda Kerr is on the January cover of Australian Vogue, very pregnant, very pretty and wearing clothes! This breaks the usual mold of magazines picturing pregnant women nude for shock value. [The Cut] 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Alexa Chung, left, with actress Taylor Momsen at New York Fashion Week in 2009. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz