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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Willow Smith rocks the holidays, bad news about Botox, and the Kennedy Center Honors displays diverse styles

December 6, 2010 |  8:49 am

-- Willow Smith is scheduled to whip her hair on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" show. The girl-of-a-thousand-hair-styles showed off another one Saturday when she performed at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at L.A. Live, wearing braids that looked like candy canes. [People] 

-- The red carpet was rolled out in Washington Sunday night for the Kennedy Center Honors and there was a true diversity of looks. Michelle Obama was sophisticated in a figure-huggging gown that showed off those toned arms. Sheryl Crow channeled her inner goddess in a flowing cream dress cinched at the waist. Nancy Shevell, the date of honoree Paul McCartney, was edgy in a short green-and-black dress with sheer paneled hem, while honoree Oprah Winfrey was elegant in a sweeping black skirt and low-cut white blouse. But what was Kid Rock thinking, in shirtsleeves, a hat and some kind of furry vest? [Huffington Post]  

-- While celebrities can burn out as fast as a shooting star in the worlds of fashion and beauty, Jessica Simpson is showing some staying power and is on track to becoming a billion-dollar fashion powerhouse. [WWD] (subscription required) 

-- We wonder if Angelina Jolie will be as successful? She's entered into a new jewelry collaboration. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

-- Canadian researchers have done a study that shows that Botox injections can cause muscle to waste away to fat, both at the injection site and in other parts of the body ... in rabbits, at least. The researchers, from the University of Calgary, warn that their findings "raise important questions" about the long-term use of the popular cosmetic treatment. The study results were published in the Journal of Biomechanics.  [Daily Mail]

-- The British Fashion Council plans to honor the late Alexander McQueen with a posthumous award for outstanding achievement in fashion. [WWD] (subscription required) 

-- Belgian model Tanga Moreau, who in the late 1990s appeared in Vogue Paris and Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue (among others), is returning to modeling after a 10-year absence. [Telegraph] 

-- Jezebel has unearthed a 1988 music video featuring designer Jean-Paul Gaultier, a number of gender-bending male and female models, a cone bra and dancing scissors. Kind of a precursor to some of the videos design houses have been using the last couple of years.

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Willow Smith with brother Jaden. Credit: Agence France-Presse / Getty Images