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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Happy birthday, WWD! Russell Brand gives Katy Perry styling advice. Jason Wu branches out even further

July 13, 2010 |  8:57 am

Women's Wear Daily celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, with a large special issue this fall to commemorate the occasion. But, like fashion itself, the industry bible has changed over the years, and WWD has posted a retrospective of how it's looked over the last century. [WWD] 

What happens when Russell Brand gives fiancee Katy Perry fashion advice? She looks more grownup ... at least he thinks so. [Vogue UK] Brand's look? "Nice bondage," he says.

Jason Wu, who launched an eyewear collection in March, is going to add leather goods to the mix. [Vogue UK]

Now Isabella Rossellini has her own bag. She designed it for Bulgari. [Vogue]

Attention brides-to-be: Do copious tulle, intricate lace or silk taffeta tickle your fancy? Take a look at J. Crew's wedding collection for fall. [FabSugar]

Celebrities including Blake Lively and Jennifer Hudson are wearing Victoria Beckham's new line. [Telegraph]

Avon is buying Silpada Designs, which specializes in direct sales of sterling silver jewelry. [Wall Street Journal] 

High-fashion woes: Armani is in a sales slump ... except in China. [Wall Street Journal]

And Prada has negotiated a three-year, $445-million loan agreement to refinance longstanding debt. [WWD]

But Burberry sales are up and the company is planning to open 20 stores. [WWD] (subscription required)

The size wars show no sign of ending: For its first foray into designing dresses, lingerie company Ultimo has cast 14 "real" women as models, none of them with modelesque physiques. [Huffington Post]

Are you in Forever 21 and looking for a size 10 jeans? You'll just have to head to Faith, the plus-size section. [The Frisky]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Katy Perry and Russell Brand. Credit: Thibault Camus / Associated Press