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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Mariah Carey's loose, floaty styles really are maternity clothes.

October 28, 2010 |  8:55 am

Mariah Carey has confirmed, on "The Today Show" Thursday, that she and husband Nick Cannon are expecting. Not a surprise to fashion followers, who have been speculating based on the loose, floaty styles she's been wearing lately. [LAT]

To mark the fifth year it has been collaborating with up-and-coming designers, Target is partnering with 17 past participants in its Go International initiative for a collection of dresses, to be available starting in March. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Derek Lam plans to design an exclusive ready-to-wear collection for EBay that will debut in February. [WWD] (Subscription required.) Meanwhile, he tells FabSugar about the coolest color combos for women -- he likes navy and brown together, as well as salmon with pink and khaki.

Spanx might be considered a girl's best friend, but now they've come out with a T-shirt and underwear collection for men. [People]

St. John is looking to boost its international profile and has named two new senior executives to take on that mission. [WWD] (Subscription required.)

Every now and then, a survey comes along that confirms what you already knew anyway. Consumer analyst Mintel just did one that showed that 1 in 7 Brits has no reason to wear a watch. [StyleList] I'm guessing the same holds true for Americans, since it is so easy to find the time on a cellphone or iPad. So this actually makes status watches even cooler, since hardly anyone else will be wearing one. 

Be careful if you happen to visit Castellammare di Stabia, a small town south of Naples, Italy. The mayor has told the police to fine any woman wearing a mini-skirt or showing too much cleavage. Could be an idea worth borrowing to boost our city coffers! [Guardian]

Vera Wang threw a party Wednesday night for the 29 new members inducted this year into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Getting into the group is an arduous process, new inductees Rebecca Minkoff and Robert Geller said, which involves putting together a portfolio and providing references. [The Cut]

-- Susan Denley

Photo: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey  Credit: Gabriel Bouys / AFP/Getty Images