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[Updated] Your morning fashion and beauty report: Lily Allen launches ready-to-wear, Eliza Doolittle models for Moschino

Alily Pop singer Lily Allen, left, and her sister Sarah Owen, who opened the London vintage boutique Lucy in Disguise six months ago, are launching a ready-to-wear collection by the same name. [Telegraph] You can get a peek at sketches of the clothes over on FabSugar. 

British singer Eliza Doolittle, who is scheduled to perform in a couple of weeks at our Coachella Valley music festival, has got the fashion thing going on too. She models her favorite pieces from Moschino CheapAndChic's spring/summer 2011 collection for a short video shot at Maison Moschino, Milan. The clothes she picked are available online at Moschinoboutique.com. [Telegraph]

Retailers in London's West End are upset with the government over damage to their stores during weekend riots by demonstrators upset with the government (and with some of the shop owners too). Topshop, for instance, was a target because of owner Philip Green's alleged maneuvers to avoid taxes. Fortnum and Mason, Boots and the Ritz Hotel were among other targets. [Financial Times]

It may be a time of recession, but luxury purveyor Prada reported Monday that it closed 2010 with record sales and profit. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

This doesn't have to do with fashion but I can't resist: For Tuesday lunch in L.A. and environs consider popping over to Umami burger, which will donate $1 for every burger sold then to the Red Cross fund for Japanese earthquake/tsunami relief. The fundraiser is taking place at Umami locations on La Brea, North  Cahuenga, in Los Feliz, Santa Monica and Studio City [PopSugar L.A.]

You've heard the old saying of British nobility that it's important to have "an heir and a spare?" Princess Diana had a spare wedding dress, it turns out ... a second gown ready to go just in case details of gown No. 1 leaked out before the big day. I wonder if princess-to-be Kate Middleton -- whose gown seems to be a state secret -- is following that example? [People]

And in case you missed it, our Booth Moore was in London recently and checked out Kate's favorite haunts, including boutiques, hair salons, restaurants and clubs. [Los Angeles Times]

-- Susan Denley

[Updated: 3/29/11 9:30 AM: In an earlier version of this post, the headline spelled Eliza Doolittle's first name incorrectly as "Liza."]

Photo: Singer Lily Allen, who is launching a clothing line with her sister. Credit: Bloomberg News

 
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