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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Who was best dressed at the Teen Choice Awards? Is Jimmy Choo up for sale? And Toms shoes nears a milestone.

August 9, 2010 |  9:15 am

When is Savile Row not Savile Row? The stuffy home of expensive bespoke suits is in a dither over that very question, thanks in part to Matthew Farnes, a former star fabric cutter there who has opened his own business miles away, calls himself a Savile Row tailor and makes custom suits that start at $3,180. Oh, and he blogs. It's opened a whole debate over what "bespoke" means, led to the formation of a Savile Row Bespoke association and to an effort to set standards for specially labeled suits, kind of like Swiss watches. [Wall Street Journal]

Toms shoes, founded in 2006 with a mission to donate one pair of shoes to impoverished children for every pair sold, is on track to donate its 1-millionth pair next month. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

The Teen Choice Awards show was filmed on Sunday to air on Monday, but here's a preview of what you can expect on the (not red) carpet: lots of minis and platform or cage shoes. "Twilight's" Ashley Greene was demure in a strapless blush dress with floral detail; Kim Kardashian was smokin' in a black, one-shoulder ruched dress by Zuhair Murad; Kristin Bell was fashion-forward in a layered Stella McCartney. But my favorite was "Glee's" Lea Michelle, in a green palm print by Naeem Khan with her hair in the lovely beachy waves like the ones we told you about last week. [People] [Los Angeles Times]

Jimmy Choo, the fav of the "Sex and the City" crowd, may be up for sale. [VogueUK] 

Nifty product report: To keep feet that are enclosed in pumps or platforms fresh can be a challenge. Along comes Chu Shu Silver Linings. Made of antimicrobial silver, the $16 shoe liners are thin enough to be comfortable, and they keep feet smelling good. [FabSugar]

Lady Gaga was just named one of Vanity Fair's best-dressed style icons. But the getup she wore when she arrived at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago this past weekend got tongues wagging but didn't make the words "style" or "fashion" spring into my mind: fishnet shorts, a torn fishnet T-shirt and silver pasties. Several different words came to my mind, actually. [Daily Mail]

Baby-faced teen idol Justin Bieber, 16, has been named a spokesman for blemish product label Proactiv. Seems age-appropriate. [BellaSugar]

Brody Jenner is wearing his heart on his head, having shaved an "A" onto his scalp in honor of love Avril Lavigne. This seems a lot more practical than a tattoo, given the fleeting nature of relationships among celebs. Oh wait, he has one of those too. [People]

Marc Jacobs' business partner Robert Duffy says the brand is on the brink of doing plus-sizes. Not sure what that means: a real plus-size like 20 or an only-in-the-fashion-world plus, like size 10? [The Cut]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: A Jimmy Choo suede sandal from early this year. Credit: Jimmy Choo Beverly Hills