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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Rumors swirl about Blake Lively and 'Sex and the City,' Jana Kramer goes country and Rodarte teams with Opening Ceremony

February 9, 2011 |  8:45 am

There's lots of talk that "Gossip Girl's" Blake Lively -- a budding fashion icon -- may be the next Carrie Bradshaw and appear in a "Sex and the City" prequel. Rumors are unconfirmed at this writing. [Vogue UK]

Rodarte, fresh off helping design costumes for "Black Swan" and mounting a show at MOCA, is hooking up in a collaboration with equally cool Opening Ceremony. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

Country style is coming on strong, as Adam Tschorn has written here. Now "One Tree Hill's" Jana Kramer has signed a deal with the Warner Music Nashville label and debuted her new country single, "I Won't Give Up," on the show. [People]

Fashion journalist Kate Betts, whose new book, "Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style," has just been published, says that wearing accessible labels such as J. Crew makes the first lady seem real. [StyleList]   

Designer Tom Ford -- a renaissance man, for sure -- interviews Julianne Moore about turning 50 in the March issue of InStyle. [StyleList]

Marc by Marc Jacobs celebrates 10 years by reissuing merchandise in a New York pop-up store. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

After a five-year hiatus, designer Cynthia Steffe is back with a new contemporary line, Cluny. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

For several seasons, women have been living in the "boyfriend" this, and the "boyfriend" that. Now Levi's debuts the "ex-girlfriend" jeans -- super-snug denims for men. [The Cut]

--Susan Denley

Photo: Blake Lively in a scene from "Gossip Girl." Credit: Giovanni Rufino / The CW