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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Taylor-Burton love affair still lighting up fashion covers. Kim Cattrall changes her hairdo. Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang show resort collections

Elizabeth Get a sneak peek at the resort 2011 collection Yves Saint Laurent will show in New York on Thursday. [WWD]

And you can see what Alexander Wang has to offer too. [WWD]

Shorts are coming on strong, retailers say as they report double-digit increases in sales. I kind of hope it doesn't mean a return to 1970s-style hot pants. [WWD] (Subscription required)

Dame Elizabeth Taylor, one of the great beauties of all time, graces the cover of Vanity Fair's July issue in a swimsuit shot that must hail from sometime in the 1960s and a headline declaring "Greatest Romance of the Century." In the accompanying interview, she shares some excerpts from Richard Burton's love letters. [People]

Stars like Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Brian Austin Greene and Audrina Partridge are hitting the beach. See what they are wearing, if you need some inspiration of your own. [People]

All these "Sex and the City 2" premieres are getting pretty ho-hum. But there was breaking news at the Tokyo red-carpet event Tuesday: Kim Cattrell was wearing a bob. Gasp! [Huffington Post] 

How many pairs of shoes are too many? It's a question men and women have been, um, debating for years. Even celebrity couples, apparently. Orlando Bloom is caught fussing at his gorgeous girlfriend Miranda Kerr after a too-long day of shopping at Bergdorf Goodman's. [New York Post]

If you're still disappointed over not finding her limited-edition shoes at Target this spring, turn your attention to summer clothes: Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent is offering a range of warm-weather styles in cool candy colors. [FabSugar] 

Bridal and eveningwear designer Angel Sanchez is launching a new contemporary line, Sanchez. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Can one bar of soap really do it all, even if it is named the Wonderbar? [StyleList]

Five sunny summer beauty finds for under $20. [BellaSugar]

L.A.-based Rodarte teams with Knoll Deluxe to design drapery fabric. [Racked NY] 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra."

Case of the missing Cynthia Vincent for Target shoes

Cynthia_Vincent_02They've been splashed across glossy magazine and ad pages for months. But good luck finding them at a Target store. The retailer's latest cheap chic collaboration, a shoe collection by L.A. designer Cynthia Vincent, is a near sell-out.

When I turned up at my local Target on La Cienega on Sunday, there was plenty of the hideous Jean-Paul Gaultier for Target collection -- at 30% off -- and even some Liberty for Target baby floral print stragglers. But in the shoe department, all I found were a few overturned boxes of Vincent's $29.99 black, studded toe-ring sandals, the least-desirable style of the bunch.

There was not a wedge sandal in sight -- no gladiator wedge in sunshine yellow, or multicolored print wedge with Velcro closures, which I intended to buy as the lynchpin of spring's techno tribal trend for my wardrobe.

What a buzzkill.

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