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Julia Roberts on Plastic Surgery; Mary-Kate Happy in Fashion

• Julia Roberts appears on the cover of Elle’s September issue, where she sounds off on plastic surgery. “It’s unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don’t even give themselves a chance to see what they’ll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I’ll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story … and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.” [Elle]

• In other A-list news, Jennifer Aniston channels Barbra Streisand on the September cover of Harper’s Bazaar. [Red Carpet Fashion Awards]

• This fall, Miu Miu fans will be able to wear the brand’s magazine-dominating swallow print in sunglasses form. [Nitrolicious]

• The second collaboration between Opening Ceremony and Robert Clergerie has been revealed. The heels are high, and so are the prices — the patent leather and velvet kicks will sell for between $575 and $745. [Refinery 29]

• Ann Taylor is launching a new behind-the-scenes web series. We wonder if it’ll offer viewers a peek inside its retouching department. [Fashion Indie]

• To celebrate the launch of its fall collection, Target is hosting a dance party slash psychedelic light show at the Standard Hotel on August 18. [Racked NY]

Christian Dior’s “Shanghai Dreamers” campaign has sparked debate for its use of colonialist imagery. [Jezebel]

• Daphne Guinness for The Wall Street Journal: “You either want to have something functional or artistic. I mourn the demise of people walking down the streets with umbrellas and hats. Reality that reflects reality is a big fat mess. I like to experiment with different fabrics and see what happens. There’s one fabric I’ve been looking for for five years. It’s like an LCD screen, but it’s supple. You’d be able to play the movie ‘Sunset Boulevard’ on your T-shirt. The military has the first option on it. I keep asking them, ‘Can’t you just give me a little bit?’” [WSJ]

• Mary-Kate Olsen told Marie Claire, “I still read scripts, and if something great comes along, that’s great … but this is my day job. The Row is where I go every day.” [StyleWatch/People]

• This season, Jason Wu and Nicole Miller are staging their runway shows at the event space 82 Mercer Street. [WWD]

Diane Von Furstenberg is donating half her fortune to charity. [Vogue UK]

• The ANDAM-winning label Hakaan is now available for purchase at Harvey Nichols. [Fashionista]

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy modeled a T-shirt designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier for the Born HIV Free campaign. [Sassybella]

Eat Pray Love’s partnership with HSN will culminate with a three-day shopping “event” this weekend. [WSJ]

• Sue Wong is also capitalizing on the Eat Pray Love craze with a collection of bedazzled clothing inspired by Indonesia and India, available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s. [Racked NY]

• Menswear designer Robert Geller offers tips for men’s shorts, which probably aren’t office-appropriate “unless you’re working for an ad agency.” [WSJ]

• Nike confirms everyone’s suspicions that the “big butt” ads are fake. [Jezebel]

• The Girl Guide Association (the U.K. version of Girl Scouts) is also lobbying the British government to require all media to disclose their usage of Photoshop. [Gizmodo]

• It was only a matter of time: Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian are officially done with the paperwork for their new clothing and accessories line, which will roll out in 2011. Footwear, luggage, and a children’s clothing line are also in the works. [WWD]

Health magazine is relaunching this September with an increased focus on fashion. “[Readers] see fashion as the perfect way to reward themselves for all the time they’ve logged at the gym,” said editor-in-chief Ellen Kunes. [WWD]

• The Times’ Eric Wilson calls Chelsea Clinton’s wedding “the antipode of Bethenny Frankel” and feels bad for “the poor caption-writers at InStyle” because there are so few photos. [NYT]

• Jade Jagger has collaborated with Italian jeweler Morellato to launch a nautical-themed silver jewelry line, available in mid-October. [WWD]

• Critical Shopper Ruth La Ferla tackles Chico’s in the Hamptons. [NYT]

Julia Roberts on Plastic Surgery; Mary-Kate Happy in Fashion