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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Kim Kardashian overdresses, then pretty seriously underdresses. And Justin Bieber gets into nail polish.

October 12, 2010 |  7:20 am


Your morning dose of cute: Grover from "Sesame Street" is parodying Isaiah Mustafa's famous Old Spice commercial, all in the name of preschool education, of course. Love it! [BellaSugar] 

Accessorize, a British chain that sells -- guess what? -- is crossing the pond to open 100 stores in the U.S. by 2015. The first will be in New York. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Experts meeting at the World Apparel Convention in Hong Kong, predict that rising manufacturing costs will lead to a rise in the amount consumers pay for clothes. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

I am on Kardashian overload, but still have to chuckle when I consider how Kim K. makes headlines morning and afternoon. She made news in People magazine on Monday morning for wearing a silver cocktail dress and stilettos to bowl at the opening of lanes at the Foxwoods casino complex in Connecticut on Saturday. She made news in People on Monday afternoon for appearing nude on the cover of November's W magazine. I can hardly wait to see how she dresses (or doesn't) next. 

Gap unveiled a new "sexy, cool" logo about 10 days ago ... only to be beset by a caustic Twitter campaign. On Monday, Gap threw in the towel and went back to the familiar blue box. Who knew people were so attached to the old design? [Vanity Fair] 

Swatch threw a party in NYC to relaunch its 1980s' Gent collection. Susan Sarandon, Nikki Reed, Fabolous and Chris Brown were among the celebrity attendees. [New York Post]

This is kind of hard to imagine, but Justin Bieber -- yes, Justin Bieber -- is reportedly "designing" a line of nail colors called One Less Lonely Girl for Nicole by OPI. I'm not sure what goes into "designing" nail polish -- mixing the colors, maybe? But doesn't this 16-year-old have enough on his plate, what with singing, inciting adoration in teenage girls and such? [StyleList] 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Kim Kardashian. Credit: Charley Gallay / Getty Images