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Your Morning Fashion and Beauty Report: Claire's and Whitney Port get ready for the prom; Kate Middleton's sexy dress gets ready for auction

March 17, 2011 |  8:19 am

Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you're not wearing green, you should be. And choices abound, in dresses, shirts, sunglasses, watches ... even underwear. [FabSugar]

Are there too many fashion weeks? Some designers are starting to say so. Azzedine Alaïa is the latest to question the breakneck pace of showing multiple annual collections (spring, fall, resort, couture...) in cities around the world. [WWD] (Subscription required.)  

Aport Claire's, the fast-fashion accessories chain, has teamed with reality star and designer Whitney Port to offer teens help in getting ready for the prom. A quiz on clairespromstyle.com will help users establish their personal style -- which of course can then be shared via Facebook and Twitter. Then there are videos of Port offering fashion and beauty advice based on the different prom styles. [WWD]  

Reese Witherspoon reportedly has chosen a Monique Lhuillier gown for her pending wedding to CAA agent Jim Toth. [Us Magazine]

The see-through dress Kate Middleton was wearing in a charity fashion show when Prince William first caught sight of her is going on the auction block. [Telegraph]

Eva Mendes has been named the face of Angel by Thierry Mugler. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Coco Chanel continues to fascinate. Karl Lagerfeld has created a series of original sketches for a new edition of Justine Picardie’s recent biography of the legendary designer. Lagerfeld and Picardie plan to host a cocktail and signing session for the launch of the French edition on March 24 at the Paris bookstore Galignani.  A German edition is slated for release in April, with the English version to follow in June. [WWD]

Demi Lovato is wearing her feelings not on her sleeve, but on her wrists, where she is sporting new tattoos reading "Stay" and "Strong" with a tiny heart. The tats are to show gratitude to her fans for their support during her recent personal troubles. [People] 

Men's Wearhouse is aggressively upgrading, with plans to remodel or open 135 stores in the next year. [WWD] (Subscription required.) 

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Whitney Port, looking as if she could be dressed for prom herself, at a premiere last May for "Sex and the City 2."   Credit: Stan Honda / AFP/Getty Images 

 

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