Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley tops Maxim’s 100 hottest women list

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Maxim released its annual list of the world’s 100 hottest women. Coming in at No. 1 is Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, left, who is also starring in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” The former Kate Middleton came in at 26, ahead of Sofia Vergara at 29 -- huh? I mean, Kate’s pretty but Sofia is a bombshell. Jennifer Lopez, recently named People magazine’s most beautiful in the world, didn’t make the list. Nor did fashion “it” girl Blake Lively -- though her “Gossip Girl” cast mate Leighton Meester did, at No. 16. Among others on the list are All the Rage regulars Kim Kardashian, Mila Kunis, Emma Watson, Katy Perry, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Hendricks and January Jones. [Entertainment Weekly]

Christian Dior’s new men’s scent Leather Oud joins a host of other fragrances touting the ingredient: Oud Wood, Oud & Bergamot, Secret Oudh, Crystal Oud. So what is oud? It’s a resinous heartwood that forms in some trees when they are infected by mold. And it is often burned or used for scent in parts of the Middle East. [Telegraph]

Speaking of scents, the one worn by Catherine Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) on her wedding day has already sold out worldwide. But those who want to smell like a future queen can preorder from the next batch at The fragrance, White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum, contains notes of coconut, muguet (otherwise known as lily of the valley), ylang ylang, amber wood and jasmine, and retails for $140. [People]

Bally marks its 160th anniversary this year with a capsule collection, the launch of an online site in China and new brick-and-mortar stores. [WWD] (Subscription required.)


Next up for Target? A capsule collaboration with Missoni, scheduled to be in stores Sept. 13 through Oct. 22. [Vogue]

Missoni’s been busy collaborating. Emili Vesilind told All the Rage readers earlier this week about the Italian atelier’s baby buggy accessories for Bugaboo. [Los Angeles Times]

Marie Osmond had gotten remarried -- to her first husband Stephen Craig. And she wore the same wedding gown as she did at their original nuptials in 1982. Recycle a husband, recycle a dress. [People]

For Mother’s Day, Bloomingdale’s on Lexington in NYC has decked its windows with photos of fashion designers’ moms. One, for instance, shows Michael Kors as a kid with his mother Joan. [WWD]

Eva Mendes and Naomi Watts are new “faces” of Pantene -- or maybe we should say “manes,” since it is their lovely locks the hair care brand will be showing off. [People]

U.K.-based retailer Superdry plans to roll out stores in the United States. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

-- Susan Denley