Fashion: Allure celebrates the female nude. Vera Wang shows red.
Allure magazine's May issue is dedicated to the female nude, with tasteful -- but very naked -- shots of celebrities including Taraji P. Henson, Heidi Klum, Maria Menounos, Debra Messing, Leslie Bibb and Morena Baccarin. Here's Taraji looking sultry -- but fully clothed -- at this year's Grammys. [Huffington Post]
Designers are showing their bridal collections for spring 2013 this week and the surprise is red. Vera Wang's entire collection was shown in shades ranging from deep burgundy to bright red, and Oscar de la Renta showed two red gowns. Why? It may have something to do with appealing to the Chinese market. [Fashionista]
A photo of two young women kissing in an Urban Outfitters catalog is sparking the kind of outrage that Jenna Lyons stirred up when she painted her young son's toenails on the J Crew catalog. In the Urban Outfitters case, the organization One Million Moms -- which previously tried to get J.C. Penney to jettison Ellen DeGeneres as its spokeswoman because she is lesbian -- is calling for a boycott. [Fashionista]
Lush Cosmetics is teaming with the Humane Society on a global initiative to end animal testing of cosmetics. [WWD] (subscription required)
Model Jessica White has been in the recording studio working on an album. [Cut]
-- Susan Denley
Photo: Teraji P. Henson at this year's Grammys. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times