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Kate and Ashley Olsen win CFDA Award

Kids mercurial vapor kids superfly boots the leap from child actresses to fashion designers has paid off in many ways for MaryKate and Ashley Olsen, and Monday night they were recognized with the coveted womenswear designer of the year award at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards. It was the first time the 25yearold sisters have been nominated, and they had fierce competition: Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler were the other nominees. Other winners were Billy Reid for menswear and Reed Krakoff for accessories. Winners of Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent were Joseph Altuzarra, Phillip Lim and Tabitha Simmons; lifetime achievement went to Tommy Hilfiger. [Styleite]

MaryKate Olsen surprised everyone by showing off newly dark locks at the event. [People]

Baby, she a rock star. England Queen Elizabeth II took to the stage at the end of her Diamond Jubilee concert Monday night at Buckingham Palace, wearing a shimmery gold dress, pearls and her characteristic handbag but surprisingly no tiara or hat. She joined her equally flashy knights, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John, both looking a little sparkly themselves. [Telegraph]

New York Knicks captain Amare Stoudemire proposed to his longtime girlfriend Alexis Welch in Paris on Saturday reportedly with a $1million engagement ring that features an 8.5carat diamond. [People]

Glenn Beck went on a 10minute radio rant against Vogue EditorinChief Anna Wintour and her support for President Obama. She is the devil and there was a movie about it, he said, referring to “The Devil Wears Prada, [Styleite]

The Italian press has been speculating that Giorgio Armani intends to turn his company over kids superfly boots to a foundation, but a spokesman says there is no such plan. [WWD]

French designer Sophie Theallet is partnering kids superfly boots with the Limited to be its “exclusive guest designer, with a capsule collection kids superfly boots planned to debut for the holiday season. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Valentino Garavani is designing costumes for three performances that will be part of the New York City Ballet Fall Gala in September. [Styleite]

Joanna Sykes, design director of Aquascutum since May 2010, is leaving at the end of the month in a “mutual decision, the brand new chief executive says. 2012 crowned in Las Vegas, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee

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Photos: From top, MaryKate Olsen, left, and Ashley Olsen receive womenswear designer of the year award on stage at the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall on Monday in New York City. kids mercurial vapor Credit: Theo Wargo / Getty Images

Royals take to the stage at the end of the Diamond Jubilee concert Monday at Buckingham Palace in London. Queen Elizabeth II, in gold, is shown with daughterinlaw the Duchess of Cornwall, Sir Paul McCartney in blue, son Prince Charles at the microphone and Sir Elton John in pink. Credit: David Parker / WPA Pool / Getty Images kids superfly boots.