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Nina Ruggiero covers shopping and fashion for exploreLI.com and newsday.com. She hopes to make the Long Island shopping experience fun and easy for readers by keeping up with the latest trends, deals and hot topics.
The world is buzzing about the sexy orange bikini and golden goddess-like gown Erin Brady wore Sunday night as she was named Miss USA 2013, but four former Miss USA winners are turning heads with what they aren't wearing. Shanna Moakler, 1995, Susie Castillo, 2003, Shandi Finnessey, 2004, and Alyssa Campanella, 2011, have posed nude in a new campaign for animal rights group PETA. ...Read more »
Designer to the stars Zac Posen has taken a vow to make a wider range of women say yes to the dress.
Posen's modern feminine designs and striking silhouettes are regular stand-outs at red carpet events, and he dressed stunning Mrs. Ellen DeGeneres (also known as Portia de Rossi) for her special day.
But now he's giving everyday brides a chance, with a limited-edition collection for David's...Read more »
Here at Newsday, our fashion team is always looking for inspiration.
If you're a Long Islander who loves to show off your personal style, this is your chance to shine.
Pull together a great work to happy hour look? Heading to the beach looking like a star? Share your best summer fashion picks with us.
Simply Tweet @NinaShopsNY or Instagram @Newsday with hashtag #newsdaystyle,...Read more »
If your idea of the perfect compliment to shopping in the Hamptons on a hot summer day is a cold organic juice, you're in luck.
Theory's East Hampton (46 Newton Lane) and Southampton (98-100 Main St.) locations will be hosting Organic Avenue pop-ups throughout the summer.
The popular Manhattan chain serving pressed fruit and vegetable juices, vegan eats and raw food cleansing programs...Read more »
Rapper turned Kardashian baby daddy Kanye West is known for his giant ego . . . just ask Taylor Swift.
But an interview published by The New York Times Tuesday reveals that even West has his insecurities -- and they center around his fashion choices.
Did your mind just dart to that awful leather kilt he wore at the 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief? Ours, too.
West does mention...Read more »
Whether you've spent time people watching from a sidewalk cafe in Paris or you just read a lot of fashion magazines, you've seen (and probably coveted) the style of a Parisienne.
It's effortless yet glamorous, a little bit rocker and every bit chic. It can be difficult to recreate, and most of all, expensive.
In walks Isabel Marant.
The French designer is a favorite of top models...Read more »
Chances are this very rainy, hazy start to summer in New York has given you a serious case of wanderlust.
If the closest thing to a getaway you've had lately is gazing longingly at the crystal blue water on the screensaver of your office computer, we have good news for you.
June is the best month to book a Caribbean vacation, according to Lindsay Sakraida of dealnews.com.
"Technically,...Read more »
Hugo Boss named designer Jason Wu creative director of Boss womenswear Monday, a huge career move for the 30-year-old New York-based designer, who will oversee all women's clothing and ready-to-wear accessories.
Wu will reveal his first collection for the brand in February, Vogue reports. Wu's ladylike designs, often worn by Michelle Obama, should strike a great balance with menswear-dominated...Read more »
What do you get when you mix Sarah Jessica Parker with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Maklemus?
A shoe collection made in every "Sex and the City" fan's version of heaven.
Parker will channel her inner Carrie Bradshaw for her first-ever footwear line, to be called SJP, for Nordstrom stores early next year.
Though Parker has talked about damage to her feet from all that time...Read more »
If you haven't read Lauren Weisberger's best-selling novel "The Devil Wears Prada," chances are you've seen the movie, where a steely Meryl Streep plays Anna Wintour-type fashion editor Miranda Priestly whose demanding ways (to put it nicely) are a serious wake-up call for her new assistant, post-grad Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Anne Hathaway).
Well, the fashion-fueled drama is...Read more »