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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Bright colors on the SAG Awards red carpet, Elie Tahari rolls out the Emmy Rossum handbag, and the apparel world loses two

January 31, 2011 |  9:18 am

It may have been overcast Sunday, but, as our fashion critic Booth Moore reports, the red carpet at the SAG Awards was full of vibrant hues, with young stars Jennifer Lawrence and Mila Kunis among the standouts. [Los Angeles Times]

Birkin bag, eat your heart out: According to Women's Wear Daily, fashion designer Elie Tahari and actress Emmy Rossum have collaborated on a handbag that will roll out to retailers (including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue) in March. The bag will be available in four sizes at a price range of $398 to $798, and a  portion of all proceeds will go to a charity, WWD reports. [WWD, subscription required]

The apparel world has lost two notable names: Gretchen Clarke, 78, who helped build Waltah Clarke's Hawaiian Shops into what was once the country's largest retailer of aloha wear (without whom we would not have the shortened version of the muumuu known as the "mini muu") [Los Angeles Times]; and fashion designer Charles Nolan, 53, who, in addition to designing an eponymous label -- and stints at Anne Klein and Ellen Tracy -- took a hiatus from the fashion world in 2003 to work on the presidential campaign of former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. [Los Angeles Times]

Let them eat capes? Waffle trousers and challah shoulder pads apparently aren't just figments of my hunger dreams. The Wall Street Journal noshes on the notion of wearable food. [Wall Street Journal]

-- Adam Tschorn

Photos: Among those wearing the bright and vivid hues at Sunday's 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles were, from left, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence and Hailee Steinfeld. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times