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Kat Grandazza is this year’s Project Prom girl

Kat Grandazza from South Side High School in

We’re positively flipping over this year’s Project Prom girl, gymnast Katherine Grandazza, 18, from South Side High School in Rockville Centre. The senior, whose friends call her Kat, has, “been so busy all her life in gymnastics, that I would like her to take a break and enjoy the prom. A lot of her friends have already purchased a dress and Katherine has not thought about it yet,” wrote her mom...

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4 lip products to try this spring

The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Collection includes SPF

(Credit: Eric T. White)

With winter weather gone, renew your lips for spring with simple treatments and fun colors:

1. Most lip colors seen on celebs are custom- blended by makeup artists. Try that one-of-a-kind mixing at home with Mally Beauty Pro Tricks Lip Palette, with nine shades plus pearlizer and white and black shade modifier, $45; at

2. Lipstick goes on more smoothly -- no flakes or...

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See Zooey Deschanel at clothing line launch in NYC

Zooey Deschanel attends the Zooey Deschanel for Tommy

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April 14

Join actress ZOOEY DESCHANEL and designer TOMMY HILFIGER at Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan at 5 p.m. for the launch of To Tommy, From Zooey, a capsule collection of '60s-inspired dresses and accessories, and a Q&A session hosted by celebrity stylist Mary Alice Stephenson; 151 W. 34th St.; 212-695-4400.

April 16

BLOOMINDALE'S has a spring 2014 fashion show at 3 p.m....

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Alexander Wang reveals collaboration with H&M

Alexander Wang arrives at the Alexander Wang X

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New York-based fashion designer Alexander Wang has revealed that he will be partnering with H&M to release a new collection.

Wang made the announcement via Instagram, posting a video featuring a scoreboard clock counting down to the line's release date. He then celebrated with a party at Coachella.

“I am honored to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations. The work with their...

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Peter Som releases spring collection at Kohl's

Tank maxi dress, $78

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Shopping for a tropical vacation? Before you pack up and fly to the beach, you might want to stop at Kohl's.

Designer Peter Som has partnered with the retailer to launch a spring capsule collection full of pieces that are enough to make anyone want to grab a suitcase and head oceanside.

The line, inspired by the beachy beauty of St. Barths, features patterned maxi dresses, chic jumpsuits...

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The best new products to treat damaged hair

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter is

(Credit: Garnier Fructis)

April showers bring ... you know. But wintered-out, brittle hair could use hydration, too. Treat it before, during, and after shampoos with:

1. Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer Extreme: Apply biweekly to wet hair (mid-length to ends), cover, leave on two to 20 minutes, then shampoo, $45; at

2. Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter: Launched this...

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Meet 'Fashion Police' co-host George Kotsiopoulos

George Kotsiopoulos, co-host of E! Entertainment Network's Fashion

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Through April 30

Buy a HELEN FICALORA 14K gold sunshine charm ($295) and 25 percent of proceeds go to Project Sunshine supporting programs for children with medical challenges. Charms are available at her stores in Bridgehampton (2487 Montauk Hwy.; 631-537-5577) and Manhattan (21 Cleveland Place; 212-219-3700).

April 7-20

BLOOMINGDALE'S invites shoppers to revamp their furs with...

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Win your prom dress with Newsday's Project Prom

Danielle Trotta, last year's Project Prom winner.

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Last year Newsday readers picked a prom dress for Danielle Trotta of Seaford High School. Now it’s time to select a new Project Prom winner--someone brave enough to let our readers pick her dress.

Teachers, friends; all are invited to submit--or nominate yourself.

To enter, please email the following information to (please put PROM in subject line) or click here...

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Rent the Runway sample sale, prom dress fashion show

Filly's hosts a Rene Ruiz cocktail dresses and

(Credit: Rene Ruiz)

April 2

Meet NIGEL BARKER, host of the Oxygen channel's "The Face," and designer PAMELLA ROLAND, 6 to 8 p.m., at Lord & Taylor in Manhattan for Roland's dress collection launch, a Q&A session and photo opportunity. RSVP to with Pamella Roland Launch in subject line; 424 Fifth Ave.; 212-391-3344.

April 3

Meet designer TRISH WESCOAT POUND at Saks Fifth...

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Lane Bryant partners with Isabel Toledo for first designer collection

Designer Isabel Toledo has partnered with Lane Bryant


Designer Isabel Toledo, worn most-famously by Michelle Obama at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration, has partnered with Lane Bryant to create the plus size retailer's first-ever designer collection.

The line, priced from $98 to $178, includes jackets, tops and dresses featuring Toledo's signature textures and fun, metallic prints.

“It’s really about proportion and fit, which can be a...

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