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Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Royal weddings and scandals, reality star Kristin Cavallari

April 26, 2011 |  8:20 am

Awallis As this week's wedding of Britain's Prince William to Kate Middleton approaches, it is worth noting that, decades later, there is still debate over the most controversial royal romance of the 20th century: Britain's King Edward VIII abdicating the throne for the woman he loved, American divorcée Wallis Warfield Simpson, as the L.A. Times' Henry Chu explains in a story posted overnight. One thing not subject to debate: Wallis Simpson, later duchess of Windsor, was one of the most fashionable women of her era! She's to be the subject of two new books due out this year, as well as a film directed by Madonna.  [Los Angeles Times]

In Britain, they have royal weddings. In the U.S., we have reality stars and athletes:  Kristin Cavallari ("Laguna Beach," "The Hills") has become engaged to  Chicago Bears running back Jay Cutler. [People] She recently teamed up with footwear firm Shoe Dazzle to create a pair of floral-print wedges, the  "Bardot" -- 100% of the net profit will go to her charity One Kid One World. [contactmusic]

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham, along with her soccer-star husband, David, made the guest list for Prince William and Kate's nuptials on Friday. They'll be among, oh, about 1,900 royals, dignitaries, celebrities and friends attending the ceremony in Westminster Abbey. [People] 

Gwyneth Paltrow has been crazy busy of late, what with movies, a new singing career, appearances on "Glee." Add to the mix that she's just been named brand ambassador for Coach's 70th anniversary celebration, starting this fall. [WWD]

A new exhibit exploring Christian Dior, "Inspiration Dior," opens at Moscow's Pushkin Museum on Thursday. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Are you as perplexed as I am about clothing sizes? A 5 in one store is an 8 in another. And Chico's is out of step with everyone with its 0 to 4 -- 4 being large, not small. Help may be at hand. Some malls are installing a new body scanner from MyBestFit that scans your figure and spits out a list of what your size will be at various stores. [The Cut]

-- Susan Denley


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Photo: Wallis Warfield Simpson and the former King Edward VIII on their wedding day in 1937. Credit: Sotheby's