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Style Steal: Julianne Hough's relaxed look for less

Actress Julianne Hough, wearing Paper Denim & Cloth,

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Actress Julianne Hough showed off her relaxed summer style at the Paper Denim & Cloth fall collection launch held at Son Of A Gun in Los Angeles on June 11. Celebrities including Hough and Kourtney Kardashian helped Paper Denim & Cloth and Baby2Baby launch their fall 2013 collection.

Hough showed up at the event in her most stylish Paper Denim & Cloth attire. She paired Paper Denim...

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Cheating women love Banana Republic, J. Crew, survey says

A new survey shows Banana Republic is the

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Next time you're in a Banana Republic store, beware. That woman innocently browsing button-downs beside you could be someone's mistress, according to a new survey by, a dating site for the attached that has more than 19 million anonymous wandering-eyed members (ugh). "Life is short. Have an affair" is their mantra.

The site surveyed 52,390 cheating women on...

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Rent, buy, sell designer shoes at

New shoe rental site celebrated their launch

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Every fashionista dreams of strutting her stuff in designer shoes, but spending hundreds or thousands on a statement pair of heels you'll wear to a party or two is just not practical. Now, thanks to new online shoe rental company Just Soles, those Jimmy Choos will finally be within reach.

Inspired by Rent the Runway and eBay, lets shoe lovers rent, buy and sell designer shoes...

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Rebecca Minkoff launches do-good denim shop

Rebecca Minkoff's new Denim & Tees line helps


Rebecca Minkoff's ability to turn everyday closet staples into effortlessly cool statement pieces is what has  made her such a hit among the young and trendy, so it's no surprise she has taken the next logical step . . . conquering denim.

The Denim Shop, launched Tuesday at, currently has two styles of skinny jeans, a pair of boyfriend jeans and two styles of shorts,...

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DVF sample sale, bridal trunk shows

Bridal Reflections hosts a Stephen Yearick evening wear

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June 27

Update your summer look with Chanel makeup artist Mario Penailillo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Lord & Taylor in Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington. Reservations suggested; 631-424-1600

June 27-30

Bridal Reflections trunk shows this week begin with Stephen Yearick eveningwear and Yaki Ravid bridal, June 27-30, at the Manhattan salon (260 Fifth Ave.; 212-764-3040). June 28-30, the...

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Beauty Spot: Artistic touches

OPI launched six new scratch-resistant cases with abstract

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Lanvin's Alber Elbaz enters the cosmetics arena, dressing up Lancôme's bestselling mascaras and eye shadow palettes. The mascara, $29, shadow palettes, $51, and false lashes, $35, come in creative packaging featuring sweet line drawings by the designer; lashes exclusive to Nordstrom, otherwise at makeup counters and Tote your beauty needs in bright bags from Sonia Kashuk. The line...

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launch first Elizabeth and James handbag collection

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen celebrate the launch of

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launched Elizabeth and James’ first handbag collection Wednesday, and Women’s Wear Daily reports that the trend-setting twins celebrated at a lavish cocktail party in the penthouse of Hollywood hot spot Chateau Marmount.

The Elizabeth and James collection, full of oversized drawstring slings and a few rectangular clutches, aims to target women in their early...

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Kim Kardashian baby name is Anna Wintour approved, report says

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend The Metropolitan

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We all know that Kim Kardashian grovels for Anna Wintour's approval (as does most of the fashion world), but this is taking it to a new level.

E! News reports that Wintour told a very pregnant Kardashian that she particularly liked the name North West at the Met Costume Institute Gala last month.

"That's not why they named her North, but it's nice to have Anna's blessing,"...

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Jordin Sparks, Darren Criss headline East Rockaway prom

Special guests Jordin Sparks and Darren Criss performed

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The students of East Rockaway High School had a rough start to the 2012-13 school year after superstorm Sandy displaced them for about six months.

But the seniors closed the year on a serious high note -- literally, thanks to singers Jordin Sparks and Darren Criss.

The school was the winner of Rent The Runway's dream prom contest (in part thanks to your votes) and Thursday night the...

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nuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset celebrates 40 years of hair, and more

This June, nuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset

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Forty years of anything is quite significant, but in the trendy business of hair styling, it’s HUGE. This June, nuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset is celebrating just that milestone – its 40th anniversary.

The enormous 20,000 square foot beauty hub opened on June 19, 1973 (that's owner Michael Mazzei’s birthday . . . he’s not saying which one). Today, the modern, silvery building houses a staff...

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