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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Fergie's fragrance breaks records. John Galliano at LAX. Justin Bieber and the Old Spice guy nominated for Webbys.

April 12, 2011 |  8:13 am

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Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie's first fragrance launch for Avon did better than pretty well.  "Outspoken has been our most successful fragrance launch in the history of Avon," Chief Executive Andrea Jung said at a news conference in New York, although she didn't give specific sales numbers. The next Fergie-fragrance, Outspoken Intense, a fruity floral, is due out in July. [StyleList] 

Justin Bieber and Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa are among the nominees for this year's Webbys -- the "Oscars of the Web." A full list of nominees is available on the Webby website, and the results will be announced May 3. [People] 

Christian Louboutin is seeing red. A week after filing a trademark infringement lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent, Louboutin is now going after Carmen Steffens of Brazil for the same thing: using red soles on their shoes. Louboutin has been soling its shoes in red since 1992 and had the practice trademarked in 2008. In a statement, Steffens says it has been using red since 1998 and finds it "surprising that another brand is trying to reserve the rights to any color." [Telegraph]

Kate Middleton dressed very conservatively Monday when she visited Darwen Aldridge Community Academy in Lancashire on the couple's last official state visit before she marries Prince William on April 29. Her navy shift and hook-and-eye jacket by designer Amanda Wakeley was elegant but safe, worn with nude stockings and pumps. Her outfit blended in with the prince's navy suit, in fact. [Telegraph]

The latest trend in bridal wear? Sleeves. It was probably only a matter of time because in recent seasons strapless gowns have been ubiquitous. [WWD] (Subscription required)

The idea for Ralph Lauren's dog tags benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research -- which we told you about last week -- had a serendipitous beginning. Fox's wife, Tracy Pollan, and son were strolling through East Hampton and popped into the Ralph Lauren store to look at its collection of dog tags from World Wars I and II. There they ran into Ralph's brother Jerry, got to talking and the rest, as they say, is history. [WWD]     

If you're a modern bride planning a wedding, FabSugar has picked 10 simple gowns with a modern sensibility that are worth a look. [FabSugar]   

John Galliano has reportedly been in rehab in Arizona since he was fired by Dior on the eve of Paris Fashion Week, but he was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, and hassled by a photographer, according to reports. [Fashionologie]

Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet welcomed a new daughter last week, the second for Bendet and her husband, Eric Eisner. [People] 

--Susan Denley

Photo: Fergie sings. She also sells perfume, producing record-breaking sales for Avon. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times 

 

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