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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, Victoria's Secret and New York Fashion Week

February 16, 2011 |  9:30 am

Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue When we got home from work last night, what did we find waiting amid the stack of bills and credit card offers? The Sports Illustrated 2011 Swimsuit issue! It is, after all, something we look forward to every year. Seriously. We look forward to burying the Sports Illustrated 2011 Swimsuit issue beneath stacks of old newspapers and magazines ... just to see whether our roommate of the last several years remembers to ask if it has arrived. We enjoy observing the look on his face when we play dumb. And we enjoy the discovery that "Simon Southwood, co-owner and designer of Sauvage  swimwear, was also shocked to learn one of his bikinis was front and center on the bestselling issue." Simon, it's a small world, after all. [People

When we think of the SI Swimsuit issue, our next thought turns to Victoria's Secret Angels. (Because, really, if it's not one ego-deflating model, it's another.) And this week, we learn from Vogue UK, that director Michael Bay of "Transformers" fame, is apparently working on an advertising campaign for the label's summer "Bombshell" collection. Michael, you're a giver.

Speaking of givers, is there anything more irresistible than a Kardashian? Hanging out at Fashion Week in New York, Kim and Kourtney have been dishing about their style icons. Let's start with Ali McGraw ... and end with Jennifer Lopez. [Stylelist]

Also hanging out at Fashion Week are our very own Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn. Keep up with all the goings-on on the runways ... right here, at All the Rage. And in case you're wondering Who buys all those beautiful creations? Rich people. The Wall Street Journal reports that "many of the runway styles are actually purchased by a small group of customers, not all of them from the isle of Manhattan."

Colin Firth's  wife, Livia, has been out and about lately as her husband collects awards and accolades for "The King's Speech." According to People magazine, Livia Firth "decided to bring eco-couture to the red carpet by wearing designers who care about environmental and social justice causes." And "for this year’s Golden Globe awards, her dress was dyed by homegrown indigo plants from designer Jeff Garner’s community garden in Tennessee."  

Diane Kruger, who is also known for her red-carpet looks, says she does not use a stylist. " 'I got rid of all of them,' " she says in a report in Vogue UK. " 'Only because I just don't think a lot of people have style in Hollywood, or at least not what I like. I think everybody looks the same.' "  

Zsa Zsa Gabor's ninth husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, needs to raise some money to pay for her medical care. So what's a guy to do? Auction off her furs online, that's what. [NY Post]

And, finally, if you want to talk style, please talk about the stylish Scottish deerhound, specifically the Scottish deerhound named Hickory that was crowned top dog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Sleek, elegant and poised. Everything we could ask of America's next top model. Sports Illustrated, take note.

--Alice Short