Your morning fashion and beauty report: Kim Kardashian's engagement ring bling. Michelle Obama wears Tom Ford. And Fergie goes blond.
After several months of dark hair, singer Fergie has gone back to blond -- similar to her hair color last fall. She showed off the blond locks at the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend. Who can keep up with celebrity hair color changes? [People]
Jennifer Aniston recently dyed her hair brown, but that doesn't really count. She just did it for her role in the film "Horrible Bosses." In "real life" she prefers her normal blonder color, her stylist assures. [Us]
Michelle Obama wore a lovely ivory goddess gown by Tom Ford at Tuesday night's Queen's State Dinner at Buckingham Palace and it was as interesting a diplomatic choice as it was a fashion pick. Ford is an American designer who shows in both New York and London and who maintains design headquarters in the latter, just a short walk from the palace. The choice underscored the United States and Britain's "special relationship," according to pundits. [Telegraph]
Queen Elizabeth II wore white for the dinner as well. In her majesty's case, it was a crystal-studded empire-line ballgown, with the Grand Duchess Vladimir's diamond tiara, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee necklace, the Garter Sash and Star. Don't you just love a heritage where even the bling has names? [Telegraph]
White seems to be the color to watch, at least this week. I wrote earlier this week about the elegant white pantsuit Rihanna wore on the Billboard Awards red carpet. Now our Jenn Harris tells you how to recreate the look in her Frugal Fashion column.
Kim Kardashian's beau, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humprhies, has popped the quesion, and Kim has the sparkler to prove it: a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond sparkler. "I just knew I wanted it to be big," Humphries said. Good choice, buddy. Everything in Kim's life is over-the-top, so the ring needed to be, too. Over-the-top? Well, her engagement party featured two glitter-covered mini-horses. [People]
Celebs by the swarm are teaming with Uniqlo to raise money for Japanese Red Cross. Uniqlo expects to raise about $1.2 million for disaster relief by selling T-shirts designed by notables including Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, Karl Lagerfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Alber Elbaz, Charlize Theron, Cyndi Lauper, Victoria Beckham and Orlando Bloom. The tees go on sale June 25 for $19.90 each. The benefit effort is in addition to $12 million that Tadashi Yanai, chairman and chief executive of Uniqlo’s parent company, Fast Retailing Co., has personally donated and more than $10 million in clothing and money the retailer previously gave to aid the earthquake-devastated country. [WWD]
The dress Lady Gaga wore in the finale of Nicola Formichetti's Mugler show was listed for sale at $20,000 on private flash sale site Gilt Groupe ... and shockingly no one bought it. [Cut]
Diane von Furstenberg is coming out with a new scent, Diane, which she describes as a fragrance in which she wanted "to put the power of women in a bottle." [WWD] (Subscription required)
-- Susan Denley
Photos, from top: Black Eyed Peas will.i.am, left, Taboo, a newly blond Fergie and apl.de.ap accept the Top Duo or Group award at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last weekend; Queen Elizabeth II, President Obama, Michelle Obama and the Duke of Edinburgh pose for a photo op at Tuesday's State Dinner in London. Credits: Ethan Miller / Getty Images for ABC; Larry Downing / Reuters