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Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Princess Beatrice sells her hat. Donald Trump explains his hair.

May 12, 2011 |  8:41 am


Britain's Princess Beatrice of York is putting the hat she wore to the royal wedding up for auction on EBay Thursday, hoping to raise several thousand dollars for charity. The Philip Treacy headpiece, which matched her blush ensemble, was probably the most chattered about of the day. And we don't mean that in a good way. But the 22-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson knows the attention the hat received could translate into some funds for UNICEF and Children in Crisis. Hats off to that! [Telegraph]

Finally revealed: the secret of how Donald Trump styles the famous hair. "OK, what I do is, wash it with Head and Shoulders. I don't dry it, though. I let it dry by itself. It takes about an hour. Then I read papers and things," he told Rolling Stone. "I also watch TV. I love Fox, I like "Morning Joe," I like that the "Today" show did a beautiful piece on me yesterday -- I mean, relatively speaking. OK, so I've done all that. I then comb my hair. ... I get a lot of credit for comb-overs. But it's not really a comb-over. It's sort of a little bit forward and back. I've combed it the same way for years. Same thing, every time." [Rolling Stone]  

Supermodel Naomi Campbell will stage her Fashion For Relief charity catwalk event at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday to raise money for disaster relief for Japan. Campbell founded Fashion For Relief in 2005 as a means of uniting the fashion community to respond to humanitarian crises. The charity's inaugural raised about $1 million for Hurricane Katrina relief, and subsequent events have been held around the globe in times of need. [Telegraph]

French conglomerate PPR is launching a cash tender offer for California action brand Volcom. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Designer John Galliano's trial on charges associated with the anti-Semitic outbursts that got him fired from Dior has been set for June 22. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

"There are no fashion rules." So says Lady Gaga in V magazine.  "I'm mostly inspired by shapes, and using the body to create iconography," she told the interviewer, who happened to be Elton John -- part of the trend right now of celebrities interviewing celebrities. [People]

For her last makeover show, airing Thursday, Oprah Winfrey has Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenburg and Tory Burch dressing four female Chicago police officers. Bobbi Brown is doing the makeup and Orlando Pita the hair. [The Cut]

Hussein Chalayan is the subject of a book, "Hussein Chalayan," to be published by Rizzoli with contributions from fashion writers Judith Clark, Sarah Mower and Susannah Frankel. The book will include 250 color illustrations and will follow his career from his student days in Turkey and London to his rise as a major figure in the fashion world. It's due out in September. [WWD]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Princess Beatrice of York, right, and sister Princess Eugenie at the royal wedding of their cousin, Prince William, to Kate Middleton. Credit: EPA