Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: LL Cool J helps launch jewelry line. Princess Beatrice’s hat draws big bucks. Anderson Cooper to host CFDA Awards.
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LL Cool J was on hand for the recent launch of wife Simone I. Smith’s jewelry collection at Bloomingdale’s in Century City. The offerings include classic hoop earrings and cuffs. [PopSugar LA]
Jane Pratt’s much-anticipated website, xoJane.com, has launched. Celebs including Isaac Mizrahi, Paz de la Huerta, Carol Alt and Michael Stipe posed for a photo shoot and Q&A with xoJane to talk style, makeout sessions and diet pills. [StyleList]
The much-talked-about Philip Treacy hat worn by Princess Beatrice of York to the wedding of her cousin Prince William to Kate Middleton is up for sale on EBay, as we told you last week. As I write, the bidding has, so far, reached more than $26,000. Proceeds will go to children’s charities. [The Cut]
Androgynous model Andrej Pejic is a man who usually looks like a woman in magazine spreads. Which may be why Borders and Barnes and Noble are censoring a Dossier magazine cover on which he appears topless. Dossier must be slipped into a black poly bag, blocking the view, on their newsstands. [Styleite]
Bag Snob bloggers Tina Craig and Kelly Cook are collaborating with DKNY on a collection of handbags. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
‘Tis the season to be shorn, it seems. ‘Glee’s’ Dianna Agron and Chord Overstreet both cut off their long locks within a couple of days of each other. And the previously sun-bleached (OK, I really mean highlight-enhanced) Overstreet is now a brunette. [People]
Our reviewers finally got to see Terrence Malick’s long-awaited ‘The Tree of Life’ at France’s Cannes Film Festival on Monday. Costume designer Jacqueline West describes her method of dressing the actors: “I try to go right through the onion skins of their characters, because people have many layers to their personalities,” she says. West had Robert Pattinson, whom she dressed along with Reese Witherspoon for “Water for Elephants,” wear 1930s-style knickers throughout the movie: “I made him put them on when he got up in the morning and wear them all the time -- even when he wasn’t on camera,” she says. “But it really got him into the ‘30s.” [WWD]
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert wed over the weekend, in a suitably downhome wedding and reception that featured venison. The rings by Beverly Hills jeweler Johnathon Arndt were another matter. According to a release, Arndt created a 5-carat white-diamond “Eternity” ring for Lambert, designed to complement her stunning engagement ring. Shelton’s wedding band was, well, unique: It was based on one of his tattoos. [People]
MAC Cosmetics plans a major expansion in Europe. [WWD] (Subscription required.)
CNN host Anderson Cooper has been tapped to host the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in June. It is expected to feature a mix of celebrities and fashionistas, including Lady Gaga, who will accept the Fashion Icon Award, and Marc Jacobs, this year’s recipient of the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. [WWD]
-- Susan Denley