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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Taraji P. Henson strips down for PETA

January 28, 2011 |  8:57 am

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-- When our Melissa Magsaysay visited Taraji P. Henson's closet last summer, the actress was down to earth, warm and passionate about her clothes. But she's also passionate about animals and willing to bare all for the cause. She is featured in the latest PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) ad, dressed in nothing but the vine tattoo around her waist. "Be comfortable in your own skin," the ad reads, "and let animals keeps theirs." [New York Daily News]

-- Two princesses-in-waiting are having to contend with the large shadows of their princes' fashion icon mothers. For Kate Middleton, it's Britain's Princess Diana. For Charlene Wittstock, Monaco's Princess Grace. Women's Wear Daily has a fun comparison of the two and predictions about how they might (or might not) influence fashion. Kate "who hasn’t had a public misstep since she began dating Prince William, risks treading safe fashion ground for the rest of her life, which would result in a collective yawn in Britain and abroad," WWD concludes. Charlene, who has been taken under Armani's wing and is being courted by Dior, "can tend to look stiff and slightly uncomfortable in designer duds. She needs to relax and smile more. She will be a princess, after all." [WWD]

-- If you can't get enough of all this royal wedding madness -- like me! --Lifetime is preparing a movie about Kate and Prince William's courtship and wedding. [EOnline] [People]

-- In the world of rock royalty, Tali Lennox, daughter of music legend Annie Lennox and Israeli film producer Uri Fruchtmann, stars in cult Swedish label Acne's newest lookbook shoot. [Telegraph]

-- Paris Couture Fashion Week just wrapped up, with some "awe-inspiring" collections. [FabSugar]

-- Norma Kamali was a keynote speaker at Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards Thursday. Among the designers taking home honors were Loris Diran for men's apparel; Fabiola Arias and Bradley Scott, in a tie for women's apparel; Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman of Rent the Runway for retail; Marc Marmel for accessories and Betty Lou Moscot for fine jewelry. [WWD]  

--The Obama factor is working for niche jewelry designer Kara Ross, who is getting lots of attention since the first lady wore pieces she designed at the White House Christmas tree ceremony and at the State of the Union address. [WWD] (subscription required)

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Actress Taraji P. Henson, in her closet. Photo: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

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