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Your morning fashion and beauty report: Astrological signs and Zodiac shift cause fashion problems. Oh, no!

January 14, 2011 |  8:57 am

-- News Thursday that an astronomer contends that the Zodiac has shifted and that there is a 13th astrological sign has the blogosphere abuzz, but have you thought of the fashion implications? Let's say you have a Virgo T-shirt. Toss it. You might really be a Leo. The full gravity of this situation came to my attention over dinner last night when a companion suddenly realized the unthinkable implications. "Oh, no," she moaned. "I've got Scorpio tattooed on the back of my neck -- but now I'm a Libra." This is just one reason the rise of temporary tattoos, which I've mentioned before, is such a good thing -- you never know when what seems permanent (true love, the Zodiac) turns out not to be. [All the Rage] 

-- Maybe Marilyn Monroe is a better bet for permanance than the stars of the celestial variety mentioned above. She may have been dead for 48 years, but her image seems eternal, and we'll likely be seeing even more of her now. Authentic Brands Group LLC has acquired the intellectual property rights needed to use Marilyn on fragrances, jewelry, clothes and cosmetics. [WWD] (subscription required)

-- Flesh-and-blood stars have the same problems as the rest of us: "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara, trying to find something to wear to Sunday's Golden Globes -- she's a nominee -- tweets from the dressing room: "Nothing fits meeee!" [People]

-- Fashion fans watching the Golden Globes red carpet arrivals on TV are probably a good target audience for the new Calvin Klein Collection ads, which are slated to debut then and continue airing throughout NBC's broadcast of the awards. Women's Wear Daily reports that Fabien Baron directed the commercial, which features Lara Stone and Tyson Ballou and was shot in La Jolla. The ad showcases the full collection, including clothes, clutches, belts, sunglasses and furniture. [WWD] 

-- This one is hard to picture: Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour rapping on Sean "P Diddy" Combs' new album, "Last Train to Paris." But she does, and she isn't the only one repping the fashion industry. The album, by Combs' new group Diddy Dirty Money, also features André Leon Talley, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Isaac Mizrahi and Zac Posen. [Telegraph]

-- Trying to appeal to the next generation of shoppers, Wal-Mart is launching a beauty brand for tweens, GeoGirl. [WWD] (subscription required)

-- In another sign that fashion is global, Prada is opening new research and design offices in Paris and Hong Kong, marking the fashion house's first such outposts outside company headquarters in Milan. [WWD] (subscription required) 

Luxury e-tailer Bluefly has created an online fragrance boutique stocked with hundreds of upscale fragrances including Chanel, Hermes and Bulgari discounted 40%. [WWD] (subscription required)

-- Susan Denley

Photo: An eternal star, Marilyn Monroe. Credit: Milton H. Greene