Duchess of Cambridge is Britain’s top beauty inspiration, survey says

Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge waves goodbye to schoolchildren after an official visit to Naomi House near Winchester, England.
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The Duchess of Cambridge is the No. 1 beauty inspiration for women in Britain, according to a survey by beauty e-tailer Feel Unique. Thirty percent of those surveyed said they preferred to buy products used by the former Kate Middleton, compared with 15 % who said they preferred to go with model Kate Moss, who ranked second, and 12 % who would opt for Victoria Beckham, No. 3 in the poll. [Daily Mail]

If it’s any consolation to Beckham, the former “Posh Spice,” British doctors reportedly have named a medical condition after her. “Poshitis” refers to sore muscles or tendons caused by carrying heavy handbags. [Express]

Ashley Olsen, Rosario Dawson, Catherine Malandrino and Dree Hemingway were among the fashionable folks who turned out Saturday to New Jersey’s Liberty State Park for the sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, hosted by Matthew McConaughey, with his wife, model Camila Alves, at his side. The only disappointment was that model and polo legend Nacho Figueras, whom our Adam Tschon profiled a while back, was recuperating from a fracture and had to cheer from the sidelines rather than play. [The Cut] [WWD]

Chiara Mastroianni, the daughter of actors Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve, will be the face of Fendi’s next women’s fragrance, which is due for release in September. [WWD] 


Spanish retailer Mango has announced that it is adding a plus-size line, so American consumers can fit into the clothes. [Racked]

Jos. A. Bank, known for conservative businessmen’s clothing worn by the likes of Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, reportedly is a surprise bidder for denim purveyor Lucky Brand. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Designer Trina Turk has given Malibu Barbie a makeover. [Los Angeles Times]



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