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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Katy Perry on Elle's March cover, Crystal Renn on weight and health and Urban Outfitters' new take on bridal

February 8, 2011 |  8:59 am

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When it comes to fashion and beauty, we often waste time wishing we had something we don't -- or that we didn't have something that we do. Even Katy Perry, who is on the March cover of Elle,  spent a long time wishing for a smaller chest. But she's learned to love the curves she has. [People]

For some time now, Crystal Renn has been at the center of the ongoing conversation about models and weight. She's gone from anorexia (88 pounds), to plus size (14 and up)  and now to walking runways at a size 8. She credits exercise for her most recent weight loss and seems tired of the pressure of outside expectations about her weight and health in an interview on the Ford Models blog[Telegraph] [People]

Ralph Lauren launches a luxury denim line, to take the American classic to the next level. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Donna Karan plans to offer a virtual trunk show of her fall line. Her runway collection will be shown live online on the “what’s new” tab on the company’s Facebook page on Monday at 2 p.m. Then starting Feb. 22, customers can order Karan's top recommendations from the collection on NeimanMarcus.com. The clothes will ship around mid-August. [WWD]

The custom Swarovski red dress and heart-themed necklace that Julianne Hough is to model in Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection Fashion Show on Wednesday is quite a showstopper. It reportedly took 150 hours to make, and the necklace has 10,000 crystals. [People]

The toll of unemployment and its effects on retailers could last a generation. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Urban Outfitters jumps into the off-the-rack bridal business with its new Bhldn collection. Yes, you read that right. Bhldn collection. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Actress Elizabeth Olsen --- younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley, whose clothing line Elizabeth and James is named for her and their older brother, (James) Trent Olsen -- has her own style and a way with layering and accessories. [FabSugar]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Katy Perry at January's People's Choice Awards. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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