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Long Island opticians offer interactive online shopping experience

JoJo Eyewear is a Long Island-based company that


Jodie Feist was a fifth-grader in the Sachem school district when she got the news: She needed glasses.

“At 11 years old, this was a death sentence,” said Jodie, who is known as Jo. “Glasses were ugly, and in them, in my mind, so was I.”  By age 13, Feist was in contact lenses, but when she started working at Plainview Opticians after college, her viewpoint changed. "I started to...

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Steve Madden launches iPhone shopping app

Steve Madden launched a free iPhone app for

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Note to the girls who update their shoe racks more often than their Facebook pages: Steve Madden has you on his radar.

The Lawrence-bred designer just launched the Steve Madden iPhone app, to help savvy shoe shoppers keep up with the latest styles, shop easily from their phones and score exclusive discounts.

It's just the right blend of practical and fun-- shoppers can search for the...

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Marchesa designs 'Hurricane Sandy' relief T-shirt

Georgina Chapman of Marchesa designed this I love

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It's been almost four months since superstorm Sandy blew through Long Island and the surrounding areas, but many are still trying to recover.

To help, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman has designed a one-of-a-kind I love New York T-shirt to benefit Doctors of the World-USA's Hurricane Sandy relief campaign to help provide long-term health care services to severely affected residents of...

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Save on denim, meet AnnaSophia Robb at H&M

AnnaSophia Robb will host a shopping event Saturday,

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Since she began starring as a young Carrie Bradshaw in The CW Network's "Sex and the City" prequel, "The Carrie Diaries," blonde, doe-eyed actress AnnaSophia Robb has made her Manolo-loving character proud, taking the Manhattan fashion scene by storm.

She was a regular during New York Fashion Week, talking style with reporters at Alice + Olivia's presentation and sitting...

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The party's over for Fashion's Night Out

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour

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The party's over for Fashion's Night Out. The annual shopping event has been part of New York Fashion Week each September since 2009, when it was created in response to the recession. It was masterminded by Vogue's Anna Wintourand championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.  The event was also celebrated on Long...

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Free makeovers at Saks, Sephora, Bloomie's

Saks Fifth Avenue offers beauty events at its

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Feb. 28 and March 2 AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, Huntington, get a complimentary Estée Lauder makeover Feb. 28 plus makeup and clothing advice, then enter the Harper's Bazaar contest for a chance to win up to $10,000 (no purchase necessary), 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 631-350-1364. On March 2, Le Métier treats you to a free eye makeover, eyelash application and lesson (631-350-1366). Feb. 28-March 2 ELENY COUTURE...

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Beauty Spot: From the sea

The spa at our own Gurney's Inn has

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The benefits of seaweed have long been celebrated at Repechage, which has some new launches, among them Biolight Brightening Daytime Protection Cream. The rich formula, with two kinds of seaweed, is said to help reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone and protect from the environment with zinc mineral oxide, $95; at

An enzyme released by baby salmon during the hatching process...

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FLOTUS wears Reed Krakoff in second official portrait

The official portraits of first lady Michelle Obama,

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What a difference four years makes. In her first official White House portrait, Michelle Obama went new guard wearing a sleeveless, black, racerback Michael Kors’ dress that showed off her famously toned arms. A double strand of pearls was her featured accessory.

This time around, she appeared in a much more traditional vein, wearing a custom navy silk and wool dress with three-quarter length...

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Help wanted: Roosevelt Field is looking for one savvy style blogger

Roosevelt Field mall is searching for Simon Style

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Social media savvy with a great sense of fashion and good writing style? You may be just the person that Roosevelt Field mall (a Simon property) is searching for to become one of their Simon Style Setters — a fashion blogger for their national site who can spotlight ready-to-wear trends and provide a little in-the-know advice on looks and brands to Long Island’s lovers of fashion and beauty products.


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Celebrities debut collections during QVC's 'Red Carpet Style'

Watches from Heidi Klum's jewelry collection, Wildlife, will

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The latest looks from famous designers and celebrities will be showcased on QVC during their fourth "Red Carpet Style" broadcast live from Los Angeles to celebrate the awards season and upcoming Oscars.

Celebrities like Heidi Klum, Joan Rivers and Nicole Richie will be attending — some even debuting their fashion or jewelry lines.

Celebrity stylist Jen Rade will be debuting...

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