Your morning fashion and beauty report: Speculation abounds over who will create Kate Middleton's royal wedding gown. 'Harry Potter's' Emma Watson dishes on her style transformation.
We are all about weddings here at All the Rage, particularly impending royal ones. We are anticipating a year full of delight leading to the nuptials of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. Speculation is raging now over who will design the wedding gown, and some oddsmakers in the U.K. have placed bets on Phillipa Lepley, known for her elegant designs and celebrity dressing. [People] For a retrospective on royal wedding style, take a look at our photo gallery.
Emma Watson dishes about how "Harry Potter" character Hermione Granger shaped the actress' offscreen style. Yes, we all kind of suspected that the new short hair cut must be at least partly a reaction to Hermione's long locks (correct, Watson confirms) but who knew all the outfits from the likes of Chanel and Proenza Schouler were because of all of Hermione's Hogwarts uniforms? [WWD] You can find out how to re-create Watson's premiere look in a Rafael Lopez for Atelier Mayer cocktail mini, above, on the cheap by checking out Jenn Harris' Frugal Fashion column on All the Rage.
Hermes International has opened its second-largest unit in the world, on Paris' Left Bank. [WWD] Salma Hayek was a guest, amid speculation that her presence was a back-handed slap at LMVH, with whom Hermes is battling for control of the company and the luxury market. [The Cut]
Beyonce Knowles' ad for her first fragrance, Beyonce Heat, is so, well, hot that it is being censored in England, where authorities have ruled that it may air only after 7:30 p.m., when, presumably, British youngsters are safely tucked away for the night. [WWD]
Despite all her personal problems, what with multiple arrests, rehab and even being the butt of jokes on "Glee," Lindsay Lohan is pressing forward with her fashion business. In her latest offering, clients can join her new 6126 Gold Member Club. For "dues" of $39.95 a month, a member will receive an item from the 6126 fashion line selected by Lohan herself (so the company says ) and valued at more than $75. [FabSugar]
Karl Lagerfeld says he has his eye on Colombian designer Haider Ackermann as a possible successor to helm Chanel. But don't get too riled up. Lagerfeld isn't likely to bow out anytime soon. [Vogue UK]
Designer Zac Posen bid $3,500 to win a six-week internship with Martha Stewart. Huh??? It was all for charity. [New York Post]
Photo: Actress Emma Watson. Credit: Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images