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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Jaclyn Smith and Kmart celebrate 25 years of fashion teamwork

It's July 5 -- and that means you can buy a swimsuit on sale and start buying your fall wardrobe at the same time as retailers rush the seasons. [StyleList]

Remember Lady Gaga's anime-type eyes in the "Bad Romance" video? Some young fashionistas are trying to copy the look by wearing contraband "circle" contact lens that make the iris of the eye look huge. Eye doctors are alarmed. [New York Times]

Fashion grads from around the world win prizes in the international Mittelmoda competition in Italy. [Telegraph]

Meet MIKOH, a new whimsical and fun women's swimwear brand. The suits hug curves and have design touches, such as crocheted backs. [FabSugar] 

Do Frida Gustavsson, Ginta Lapina and Lindsey Wixson ring a bell? Maybe they should. They are among 15 of the latest "it" models gracing fashion pages today. [FabSugar] 

For more than 60 years, Paris' Repetto has been making ballet shoes for the likes of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn. Now the artisanal company is teaming with Comme des Garçons to make ballet flats and other pumps for the rest of us. [Telegraph]

One of the first celebs to lend her name to mass-market fashion, Jaclyn Smith celebrates 25 years designing with Kmart. [StyleList]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Jaclyn Smith. Credit: WireImage

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I need a new swimsuit. Glad to now I can buy a on sale price. Thank you for the information.


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