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Nigel Barker to launch picture-perfect makeup lines

Photographer and host of "The Face," Nigel Barker

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Say cheese! After years of experience behind the camera working with top models, photographer Nigel Barker knows all about what makes his subjects camera-ready. Now, he's working on prettifying the regular people (so you can kiss those hours spent Photoshopping your selfies goodbye.)

Women’s Wear Daily reports that Nigel and his makeup artist wife, Cristen Barker, are set to launch two makeup...

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J.C. Penney has a new look

JCP's NEW LOOK JCPenney hopes to put some

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J.C. Penney hopes to put some jolt back into the brand.

The new home department boasts chic names like Jonathan Adler, Bodum, sleek Swedish label Ordning & Reda and Michael Graves (love his bread-shaped chrome toaster).

Guys get summerwear from hip Burkman Bros, and the new Bijoux Bar features jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane, Kara Ross and others ($30 to $395; pictured: KJL by Kenneth...

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Michael Kors sues Costco over discount handbag ads

Take this classic Michael Kors printed tote to


If you're looking for a Michael Kors handbag, don't head to Costco.

Kors is suing the membership-based warehouse after his designer handbags were featured in a Costco advertisement without his permission. According to Women's Wear Daily, Kors is suing based on a Mother's Day email advertisement that showed pictures of Michael Kors handbags at an advertised price of as low as $99. Costco, which...

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H&M to (finally) launch online shopping in August

H&M store in Manhattan.

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Since H&M opened their doors to the U.S. in 2000, the Sweden-based, budget-friendly retailer has slacked on allowing fashionistas to enjoy the ease of online shopping, leaving all of us wondering how such a popular company could be so behind on the times. But it seems all it took was a little bit of old-fashioned cyber bullying to get an answer.

After a few false alarms (e-commerce was...

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Miami Swim Week: Take a front row seat with Everything But Water

A model wears swimwear from the collection of

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The hottest Fashion Week of all is coming again-- Miami Swim Week, that is-- with its leggy models, high-fashion bikinis and South Beach after parties, and you can have a front-row seat (from behind your computer screen).

Swim and resortwear retailer Everything But Water has teamed up with Mara Hoffman, L*SPACE, Luli Fama and ViX swimwear to live stream the shows at,...

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New in nails: Polishes with texture

New Fuzzy Coat 3D nail effects by Sally


Your nails should be looked at as a fabulous accessory, and these new products are making it easy to dress them up yourself at home.

New 3D nail effects by Sally Hansen give your nails a fur coat of their own. The Fuzzy Coat polish line attempts to put fashion’s stylish textures right onto your nails. Fuzzy Coat polish is available in a variety of shades and textures including Fuzz-Sea,...

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Kanye West's A.P.C. collaboration sells out within seconds

This short-sleeved sweatshirt from the Kanye West x

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Only Kanye West could cause a fashion frenzy and crash a website by releasing a $120 plain white T-shirt.

The style-obsessed hip-hop star's collaboration with minimalist French label A.P.C. launched in the United States at 10 a.m. Sunday, and within mere seconds the collection was sold out and the A.P.C. site was down.

But fear not, Yeezy fans: The site is back up and running, and seven...

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Beauty freebies and a Hamptons fashion show

Bridal Reflections hosts a Stephen Yearick eveningwear trunk

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Now through July 27

Bridal Reflections hosts an Eve of Milady bridal trunk show in Massapequa (3 Broadway, 516-795-2222). A Stephen Yearick evening wear trunk show, July 16-19, and a bridal trunk show by Ines DiSanto, July 18-21, are at the Manhattan salon (260 Fifth Ave., 212-764-3040). On July 19-21, the Jim Hjelm bridesmaids trunk show comes to the Carle Place salon (80 Westbury Ave., 516-742-7788)....

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Justin Tuck, Evander Holyfield play ball for Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive

Justin Tuck of the New York Giants will

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Men's Wearhouse has built a name vowing to make you "like the way you look," but in the past six years the company has taken another vow-- to help unemployed men get back into the work force by making employers like the way they look.

"They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression," says Bruce Garber of Men's Wearhouse. 

That's why the retailer...

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7 style tips for summer wedding guests from Monte Durham of 'Say Yes to the Dress'

TLC'S "Say Yes to the Dress" star Monte

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Monte Durham is known for working magic when helping brides find the gown of their dreams on TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress," but he also knows a thing or two about how wedding guests can dress to impress. Don't let your style go stale no matter how many weddings you have to attend this summer. Just follow Durham's seven easy tips (but try not to outshine the bride!)

1. “You don’t want...

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