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Prom 2013: Style tips from Rent the Runway's fashion director

Rent the Runway fashion director Lucy Sykes Rellie

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It may only be March, but students all over Long Island are already prepping for prom. As second semester flies by and college acceptance letters roll in, senior girls are faced with the challenge of finding the perfect dress to wear on their last special night as a high school student. We called in Lucy Sykes Rellie, fashion director at Rent the Runway, a designer gown and accessory rental site...

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Beyonce teams up with H&M for sizzling summer collection

Beyonce poses in a photo for H&M's summer

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Big things are happening this year for H&M.

First, the budget fashionista's go-to brand mingled with the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Valentino on the 2013 Oscars red carpet. Best supporting actress nominee Helen Hunt's decision to wear a strapless navy blue H&M evening gown to the big event had fans applauding affordable fashion.

Now, Beyoncé is getting in on the fun, starring...

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Shoe designer Ruthie Davis: 'Go big or go home' this spring

?It is a chic, after-work shoe that works

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Luxury shoe designer Ruthie Davis made an appearance at Bloomingdale’s flagship store in Manhattan Friday to celebrate the launch of her spring collection, now carried at Bloomingdale's stores.

Davis, whose shoes have been worn by the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Penelope Cruz, had her star-studded client list in mind when designing her spring line.

"This collection is about...

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Meet Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola at the Long Island Bridal Showcase

Angela ?Big Ang? Raiola of TV reality show

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March 18-24

View the Paula Varsalona trunk show of elegant cocktail dresses and gowns (with designer on Saturday), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, at Mieka, 45 Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale; 516-200-5501

March 19

The Kaufman Franco trunk show features informal modeling of the women's fall/winter 2013 collection, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Hirshleifers, Americana Manhasset;...

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'Skinnygirl' Bethenny Frankel on the stiletto workout

Bethenny Frankel kicks while working out in her

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"I felt a little slutty . . . in a good way," Bethenny Frankel laughed as she sat on the floor of a Manhattan exercise studio in yoga pants, a Skinnygirl tank and red Manolo Blahnik pumps.

A brave group of editors had just traded in sneakers for stilettos for a workout class with the Skinnygirl Daily founder and reality TV star after trying some of her health-conscious...

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Michelle Obama is a Vogue cover girl second time around

Michelle Obama on the April 2013 cover of

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Second term, second Vogue cover. So it goes for Michelle Obama, who looks startlingly chic on the cover of the April issue of Vogue magazine, arguably America’s fashion bible.

FLOTUS dons a structured, smart sheath designed by her most recent go-to designer, Reed Krakoff (she wore him in her second official portrait), and reportedly yanked straight from her own closet. (Ever wonder how big...

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Brad Goreski's spring fashion picks for less than $35

Brad Goreski gives spring style tips with Old

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Brad Goreski styles red carpet stunners including Jessica Alba and Stacy Keibler (that metallic Naeem Khan number she wore at the Oscars? That was him.) But that doesn't mean he can't appreciate the everyday fashionistas.

Goreski is now Old Navy's "style attendant," lending his fashion sense to their spring collection and putting together complete, stylist-approved looks for less...

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LI's 'Fit Fem,' Sylvia Nasser, gets us bikini-ready by June (in style!)

Sylvia Nasser, 29, of Hicksville is founder of

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Sylvia Nasser, 29, of Hicksville, started her in-home personal training and online fitness company, The Fit Fem, with one goal in mind: to give women a fun yet effective way to get fit and feel better about themselves.

Nasser runs her business at, trains women throughout Long Island and teaches weekly kickboxing classes in Jericho.

"The Fit Fem Studio focuses...

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On sale now: This week's top five picks

We found five best bets among the sales

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I've been searching the Web for this week's best sales and as it turns out, it's a good time for accessory shopping. 

1. DVF iPad case Was: $135.00 Now: $67.49 You save: $67.41

Why buy? Technology overload is simply not possible when you have an iPad case you can’t stop looking at.

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Kim Kardashian gets blood facial on 'Kourtney and Kim Take Miami'

Kim Kardashian tweeted this picture of her vampire

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If this is how far she'll go to look young at 32, we can't wait to see what Kim Kardashian is doing in another 30 years.

The reality star is known for spending huge sums of money on her skin care regimen, but she caused a stir when she underwent a blood facial on the latest episode of "Kourtney and Kim Take Miami," which aired on E! Sunday night.

Also known as a vampire facial,...

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