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Fashion News: Camila Alves gets McConaughey; Kate Middleton bling

December 28, 2011 |  8:15 am

Matthew McConaughey finally proposed to Camila Alves. We're glad -- and not just because they already have two children. No, we here at All the Rage like starting the new year with the prospect of more weddings and all the attendant frippery. [Los Angeles Times]

And there's news of another one coming up too: John Legend proposed to model Chrissy Teigen. [SF Luxe]

Duchess of CambridgeThe duchess of Cambridge -- who as Kate Middleton was the focus of 2011's wedding of the year -- was spotted on Christmas Day wearing some blingy earrings on her way to church. A gift from Prince William, perhaps? The 18-karat gold and diamond drop earrings were made by jeweler Kiki McDonough and are reportedly worth $3,000. [ABC News]

If a cashmere sweater was among the loot under your Christmas tree, I hope it was a good one. Not to be a Scrooge, but if you've noticed a lot of the cashmere in stores the last couple of years has been selling for under $100, and that might be why you got the sweater. And there's a reason prices have gone down. Some cashmere is made using shortcuts and won't hold up as well as the best cashmere. The Wall Street Journal explains how to tell the difference, which is handy if you're inspired to run out and trade that Christmas cashmere in for a long-lasting, luxe version. [WSJ]

Louis Vuitton has sued Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., saying the studio knowingly used fake Louis Vuitton bags in "The Hangover II." [WWD] (Subscription required.)

When looking back at 2011 you really want to remember what the top 10 nail trends were. Right? Of course you do! Among them: pointy shapes, stick-ons, gels, crackle effects and celebrity collaborations.  Lest we forget,  OPI collaborated with Katy Perry, Miss Piggy and Nicki Minaj, Deborah Lippmann with Lady Gaga, and China Glaze took on a whole movie with "The Hunger Games." [Racked]


Buying and caring for cashmere

Top fashion moments of 2011 PHOTOS

How to look good after partying all night

-- Susan Denley

Photo: The duchess of Cambridge, on her way to church on Christmas Day, sporting some bling. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty Images