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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Elizabeth Taylor remembered as a style icon

March 23, 2011 |  9:02 am

Aliz Elizabeth Taylor, who died of congestive heart failure Wednesday, will be remembered as a style and beauty icon as well as for her films and steamy love affairs. White Diamonds was the first modern celebrity fragrance and is still going strong. [Los Angeles Times]

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's lower-priced line, Olsenboye, launches a series of webisodes starring five West Coast fashion bloggers. The first starts Wednesday on with "I've Got a Lust for Life's" Olivia Lopez. The series will run through April 27 and include reader giveaways. [WWD]  

The twin designers are also featured in Vogue, photographed on stilts. And they explain their success as designers as a function of experience: As child actors they had a fashion collaboration with Wal-Mart at age 12. [The Cut] 

Twilight's Ashley Greene is returning for a third year as chairman of, which encourages girls around the country to donate gently used prom dressses to underprivileged teens. [People]

Sean Connery is chairman of the fashion fundraiser "Dressed to Kilt," scheduled to take place in New York April 5. The event showcases aspects of Scottish culture including fashion, fabric, art, music and even whisky.  Proceeds will be donated through Friends of Scotland (, a nonprofit organization founded by Connery, to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Wounded Warrior project, which provides assistance to injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. [Telegraph]

Sooner or later we're going to start having warm sunny weather, and when we do it will finally be swimsuit season. Back this year: the little black suit made not so demure with cutouts. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Pay attention, ladies. From clogs to shoulder pads, dungarees to granny dresses, there are things men really hate about your wardrobe. [Telegraph]

Is this a blast from the recent past? Beijing is banning billboard advertising that touts opulence or luxury living. [WWD]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Elizabeth Taylor, circa 1954. Credit: Wallace Seawell