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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.

Buh-bye restrictive underpinnings: Lyssé ‘s got ready-to-wear

Lysse, the popular, slimming legging brand has branched

Say so long to the pinching and compression (ow!) of traditional shapewear worn under your clothes. Lyssé, (which means smooth in French), whose popular, slimming high-waisted leggings have been a Godsend to many of us gals with a bit a bulge or a mega-muffin top, has launched its first ready- to- wear collection that goes w-a-y beyond leggings potentially making those killer tight body shapers...

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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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