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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Viktor & Rolf on Lady Gaga. Miuccia Prada on social media.

Viktor & Rolf designers discuss designing Lady Gaga's look for "Telephone" video ... [Vogue UK]

The shoes in Madonna's new Macy's line? They'll most likely be by Steve Madden. [WWD]

Model Rie Rasmussen has a beef with photographer Terry Richardson. [N.Y. Post]

Are you down with Jimmy Choo "disco" shoes that light up when you walk? [FabSugar]

Nars starts "get the look" videos based on their runway stylings. [WWD]

Clutches made out of Legos. [Chic Report]

Should you hold tight to your Rodarte for Target dress? Fashionista asks if cheap designer collaborations will ever be worth money. [Fashionista]

Filene's Basement now cannot sell Fendi without the brand's knowledge. [WWD]

10 tips for guys buying jeans. [Esquire]

Miuccia Prada, not so much a fan of the social networking. [Vogue UK]

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: Lady Gaga in her new "Telephone" video. Credit: PRNewsFoto / Interscope Records

Your morning fashion and beauty report: Amy Winehouse for Fred Perry. Matthew Williamson for Bulgari. 'Real Housewives' for Beverly Hills.

Amy Winehouse is working on a fashion line with Fred Perry. [People StyleWatch]

Bravo's "Real Housewives" heads to Beverly Hills. [Variety]

An opera based on Anna Nicole Smith's life? [Daily Telegraph]

Matthew Williamson will design handbags for Bulgari. [Vogue UK]

There was a lot of fur on the recent runways. [Gawker]

Will Cheryl Cole be the new face of Roberto Cavalli? [Vogue UK]

Is Corinne Bailey Rae Marc's New Vuitton Muse? [Chic Report]

"It" bags are back ... or at least they are in England. [Daily Mail]

Sarah Jessica Parker's Halston Heritage collection launches on Net-A-Porter. [StyleList]

Abercrombie will keep discounting. [WSJ]

Custom suits go mainstream. [WWD]

Still trying to lose some winter weight? Try these slimming wardrobe staples. [Marie Claire]

And how to glam up an old black sweater. [Glamour]

Four of the best hotels designed by fashion designers. [Daily Telegraph]

New Echo Park co-op showcases only L.A. designers. [Style Section L.A.]

Alessandra Ambrosio, Brooklyn Decker and Crystal Renn will be on Glamour's June cover. [WWD]

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: Amy Winehouse. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth / Associated Press

Your morning fashion and beauty report: Michelle Obama and Jason Wu meet. Tim Gunn's fashion advice. 'Mad Men' goes Barbie.

Michelle Obama and Jason Wu finally met Tuesday when they inducted her inaugural ball gown in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. [Vogue UK]

Tim Gunn's basic rules for building an outfit. [Marie Claire]

Givenchy is in trouble for booking models for exclusives and then canceling. [N.Y. Post]

American Eagle closing Martin + Osa. [WWD]

Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston are on the cover of W. [Oh No They Didn't]

Madonna (and Lourdes) to launch a junior's line at Macy's. [The Cut]

Burberry files trademark lawsuit. [Vogue UK]

A Louis Vuitton humidor? [Chic Report]

It goes great with these "Mad Men"-themed Barbie dolls. [The Guardian]

How much do you think you spend on makeup in a lifetime? [Daily Mail]

Zooey Deschanel, Solange Knowles and Alejandra Ramos Munoz are new faces of Rimmel London. [Fashionista]

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: First Lady Michelle Obama and inaugural dress designer Jason Wu look at the inaugural gown she wore last year to the inaugural balls and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. Credit: Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Your morning fashion and beauty report: Lindsay Lohan confirms she's out at Ungaro. Diane von Furstenberg encourages diversity. Beyoncé gives back.

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That was fun, wasn't it? Lindsay Lohan confirms she's no longer with Ungaro. [Vogue UK]

Someone threw a stuffed cat on stage after Vivienne Westwood's runway show in Paris. [The Frisky]

Vogue's Andre Leon Talley is on today's Martha Stewart Show. []

Karl Lagerfeld to be decorated as Commander of the French Legion of Honor and a performance artist crashes his fashion show. [WWD and The Frisky]

Diane von Furstenberg says she makes a point to cast minority models. [The Cut]

Cynthia Rowley will launch bridesmaid dresses. [WWD]

Target partners with Olympian Shaun White on shoe line. [WWD]

Not ashamed to admit you're still rich? Then consider these gold leather heels with a diamond-encrusted dollar sign. [N.Y. Post]

Hayden Panettiere goes bad girl for Lush magazine. [Trend Hunter]

Matt Damon says he's not really a fan of the mustache. The one he had last week was for a role. [E! Online]

The Beyoncé Cosmetology Center at the Phoenix House Career Academy in Brooklyn helps recovering addicts prepare for their New York State Cosmetology License Exam. [Allure]

What's the most iconic movie hairstyle? [BellaSugar]

What the stars wore to the Oscar after-parties. [EW]

Happy 51st birthday, Barbie. [Google News]

Photo: Estrella Archs and Lindsay Lohan at the end of last season's Emanuel Ungaro runway. Credit: Peter Stigter and Jonas Gustavsson / For The Times

Your morning fashion and beauty report: Best and worst Oscar looks. Gareth Pugh not going to Alexander McQueen.

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Our favorite looks from the 2010 Academy Awards. [LAT]

Gareth Pugh is not Alexander McQueen's successor. [Telegraph UK]

Lindsay Lohan "not involved" in Ungaro fall collection. [WWD]

Do you Tweet about brands more out of hate than love? [Advertising Age]

Underwear made from banana fibers? [Boing Boing]

A day in the life of: Chanel accessories designer Laetitia Crahay [Marie Claire]

Payless launches beauty line. [WWD]

Giuseppe Zanotti launches a Web-only footwear and handbag collection. [WWD]

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: Carey Mulligan on the Oscars red carpet. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

Your morning fashion and beauty report: Johnny Weir goes Gaga. 'Project Runway' gets gamed.

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Is Tommy Hilfiger for sale? (the company, not the man). [Vogue UK and WWD]

Kim Kardashian's Plan B? Sephora sales girl. [People StyleWatch]

Good day to be Agyness Deyn: She and Jessica Stam become designers and she may get her own lifestyle magazine. [The Cut and @glamour_fashion on Twitter]

"Project Runway" video game arrives. [WWD]

Shopping for plus-size lingerie and made-to-measure swimwear.  [Marie Claire and Daily Mail]

Johnny Weir wears Lady Gaga-esque body paint and discusses his fierceness. [Vanity Fair and EW]

Pixie Geldof is one of the new faces of Diesel. [Nylon Blogs]

UK chain Tesco -- which owns grocer Fresh & Easy -- launches a recycled clothing collection. [The Guardian]

Statement jewelry is so over. [Style Section L.A.]

-- Whitney Friedlander

Designer Tommy Hilfiger and wife Dee Ocleppo at "The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion" Costume Institute Gala last year. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Alicia Silverstone, engagement rings, 'The Bachelor,' Kate Moss, Miss J, Kirstie Alley


Alicia Silverstone is beautiful on Broadway [wwd]

Are engagement rings going out of style? [New York Post]

Not on 'The Bachelor' [StyleList]

Meanwhile, 'Bachelor' couple Jason Mesnick's and Molly Malaney's stunning nuptials [StyleList]

Kate Moss may be en pointe for short film [Elle UK] 

Miss J of America's 'Next Top Model' gives the skinny [BellaSugar]

Kirstie Alley launches her own organic weight loss program [People]

Tips on wearing 'statement' pieces from Lily Pulitzer [wsj]   

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Alicia Silverstone takes a bow on the opening night of "Time Stands Still" at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York City on Jan. 28, 2010. Credit: Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images

Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Nicole Richie's style, did Paris Hilton go too far, Milan's Wintour storm, Lily Allen, Alexander McQueen

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See Nicole Richie's fashion metamorphosis  [FabSugar] 

Paris Hilton ad draws fire in Brazil [The Press Assn.] 

Milan Fashion week weathers Wintour storm [The Guardian]

Lily Allen leaves music for fashion [The Cut]

Alexander McQueen laid to rest [WSJ], [British Vogue]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Nicole Richie. Credit: Rob Loud / Getty Images


Consumers aren't fazed by Tiger Woods' shenanigans, reports research group

Tiger woods Apparently, Tiger Woods' alleged affairs with porn stars and other random blonds may have little affect on his ability to sell us products — from deodorant to golf balls.

Market research firm NPD Group conducted an online study in which 44,000 consumers answered questions about Woods-endorsed products. Done between Dec. 16 and Jan. 5, the survey revealed the following:

-- Twenty-three percent of respondents had (at least once) purchased products Woods endorsed.

-- About one-third of consumers polled said their opinion of Woods has significantly declined since the revelations about his conduct.

-- However, most of the consumers polled said they plan no change in their purchase behavior based on the recent news.

-- Only 5% of the consumers said they plan "cut back or eliminate" any purchases of products Woods endorses.

-- Of those planning to cut back on such purchases, the majority came from the 55-plus age group.

-- Two percent of respondents that have purchased a Tiger Woods-endorsed product in the past stated that they plan to buy more.

-- Those respondents came primarily from the younger consumer demographic.

Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst for the NPD Group said the impact of the Woods scandal won't diminish his selling power much, adding, “What little he will lose to the older folks, he will make up for in attention generated in the media and within the counterculture of the youth market that is being influenced by the transformation of Tiger.”

-- Emili Vesilind


Nike pledges its continued support of Tiger Woods

The Tiger Woods 'mistress' look -- not unlike the 'stripper' look

Scandal Style: Two alleged mistresses sport similar 'Tiger's eye' sparkle

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Photo: Tiger Woods apologizes at a news conference on Feb. 19. Credit: Sam Greenwood / Pool

Your morning fashion and beauty report: Vogue, Kim Kardashian get app'd. Lady Gaga gets best-, worst-dressed titles.

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Lady Gaga voted best and worst dressed at the same awards show. [N.Y. Post]

Sleep in style: Teen Vogue plans bedding and room decor products. [WWD]

Now Vogue and Kim Kardashian have iPhone apps. [WSJ and People StyleWatch]

Some see similarities between the Kardashian-Bebe and Fendi collections. Kimmy K jumps on the defense. [StyleList]

Submit your vote for the Fug Girls'  Fug Madness 2010 brackets. [Go Fug Yourself]

Beauty secrets from U.S. Olympic figure skaters. [StyleList]

Would you wear Martin Margiela duct tape jeans? [The Frisky]

Gucci to live-stream its runway show Saturday. [Facebook]

New shopping website allows "visitors to use virtual models to mix and match clothes from different designers, and then buy the items online." [N.Y. Post]

The best fair-trade beauty products. [The Guardian]

-- Whitney Friedlander

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Photo: Lady Gaga at the 2010 Grammys. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times


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