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Anne Bratskeir

Anne Bratskeir covers shopping, fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends for Newsday, and is a reality television show addict who reports on everything from Housewives to American Idol.

BaubleBar launches at all Nordstrom stores

Nordstrom has partnered with online fashion jewelry company

(Credit: Nordstrom)

Statement jewelry definitely does not need to bust the bank. That’s the underlying philosophy of online fashion jewelry company baublebar.com co-founded by Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky three years ago. Guilt-free bling … what could be better?

But there is something about touching the stuff and seeing it in real life that is downright compelling and purchase propelling. Apparently Nordstrom...

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Battleshop: The new online fantasy shopping game

Battleshop is a new fantasy shopping game that

A group of social media savvy, fashion loving Long Islanders has launched a new online game -- www.Battleshop.co – that may satisfy fashionable shoppers’ lust the same way that fantasy sports leagues sate sport fanatics.

In 2012, six friends in Islip came upon the idea for the game. “We were all sitting around having a conversation about the obsessions with fantasy sports,” says Stephanie...

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The Limited announces 'Scandal'-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington in a scene from the series

(Credit: AP / Randy Holmes)

Followers of ABC’s hit show “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington love the political plotline, the suspense, the sexy side stories and the drama, but fashion retailer, The Limited, is betting big on the fact that the clothes, worn by Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, are a major part of the draw as well.

In late September, the Limited Scandal collection will launch at 250 Limited stores and...

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Lupita Nyong’o gets her first Vogue cover

Lupita Nyong?o graces the cover of Vogue?s July

(Credit: Vogue)

Win a SAG award …great.  An Oscar?  Wow ... even better. But when it comes to fashion, you know you’ve really arrived when you make the cover of Vogue magazine.

These are the real life events of Lupita Nyong’o, 31, whose image graces the cover of Vogue’s July issue (it hits newsstands on June 30). In a downright gushing story penned by the magazine’s editor-at-large Hamish Bowles,...

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