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The 16 million tween members of the Stardoll virtual world need never know a bad fashion day. If virtual outfits from DKNY, mary-kateandashley and other brands aren’t enough, now they can design their own using the site’s StarDesign fashion design software.

Precious phone

To celebrate the recent opening of its New York store in the Plaza Hotel, Vertu is offering a patterned leather edition of its Constellation phone. The handmade, precision-engineered ceramic Monogram comes in five colors and contains sapphire crystals and precious metals. The $5,500 price includes a 24-hour concierge service.

Not standing still

Face Hunter photographer Yvan Rodic will take his streetwear blog into the video realm with interviews of his previously still subjects on MySpace TV. It will debut around the end of the month with a launch party in Rodic’s favorite fashion capital, Stockholm.

5% of U.S. shoppers said they are likely to opt to receive messages about promotions via cell phone when they approach a store. — TNS Retail Forward

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