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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Clairol recalls hair dye kits, Lady Gaga channels Alexander McQueen and Robyn gives us a sneak peek before Coachella

April 13, 2011 |  8:05 am

Robyn, the Swedish singer who is scheduled to perform at the Coachella music festival this weekend, gave fans a sneak peek with a free performance in West Hollywood last week, sponsored by AMP Radio. She showed the same kind of upstart style our Booth Moore wrote about here and here in our preview of the stylish ladies of Coachella. For the local crowd, Robyn wore a cropped, yellow, quilted jacket lined in deep red, paired with some brightly patterned leggings. Under the jacket, she had on a white tank whose ornate, crisscrossed back was revealed when she shed the jacket. [Mondette]  

Agaga Lady Gaga believes she's channeling the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen, who committed suicide last year. Proof? "Right after he died, I wrote 'Born This Way,'" she said in an interview in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar. "I think he's up in heaven with fashion strings in his hands, marionetting away, planning this whole thing." Um, OK. [People]  

H&M, long interested in sustainability, has launched a new eco-conscious collection that's bound to win fans with its chic looks as well as its eco-credentials. Said fashion writer Genevieve Fox: "Looking at H&M's stylish new 96-piece range, you wouldn't know it complied with its 'three-P' sustainability commitment to people (good working conditions and deals for farmers); planet (reducing emissions); and profit." These clothes aren't hippie-dippy, she says, they are modern and cute! [Telegraph]

In another sustainability breakthrough, Marks & Spencer is making what it calls the world's first carbon-neutral bra and panty set. The lingerie, which will be sold online, are made in an "eco factory" in Sri Lanka where energy use reportedly has been reduced by a third.  The factory is powered by hydroelectricity produced on a nearby river and by solar panels on the roof. To offset the rest of the carbon dioxide produced in making the lingerie, the company plans to plant 6,000 trees in the area every year -- one-fourth of them trees whose fruit can be sold to make money for the local community. [Telegraph]

Meanwhile, with Earth Day approaching on April 22, PopSugar has rounded up five of its favorite eco-friendly L.A. shops, such as Studio Root 66 in Highland Park and Raven + Lily on Sunset. [PopSugarLA]

Proctor & Gamble has voluntarily recalled 10 Clairol Natural Instincts shades. Apparently the ColorFresh Revitalizer in the kits -- used to refresh the color after two weeks -- is mismatched with the shades. [StyleList]

Stanley Siegelman, former assistant managing editor of Women's Wear Daily, has died of cancer at age 87. Siegelman was a coauthor of the 2005 book, "Fashion, Retailing and a Bygone Era: Inside Women's Wear Daily," which included chapters from seven former editors. [WWD] 

Prada's spring/summer collection is hot, the Telegraph points out: It's already been featured on 15 magazine covers around the world, including Elle, Vogue Japan and Harper's Bazaar Australia. [Telegraph]  

News for budget-conscious fashionistas: Wal-Mart plans to make more room in its stores for clothing, and less for electronics. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

And Sears is rolling out full-on cosmetic counters at 100 of its most trafficked stores. [BellaSugar]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Cover art for Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." Credit: Interscope Records 

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