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Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi designs new handbag

Fashion expert and celebrity stylist Robert Verdi has

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Fashion expert and celebrity stylist Robert Verdi has designed a new handbag that looks high fashion but is a serious workhorse. “I like to say that it’s the illegitimate child of a cheap beach bag and an astronomically priced Birkin,” says Verdi, who among others has styled the likes of Eva Longoria, Kristen Wiig and Hugh Jackman.

Dubbed the “Model M.,” the bag, fabricated of Fashion-Flex,...

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Mo Cassara, Elisa DiStefano to host Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball benefiting Long Island Cares

Elisa DiStefano and Mo Cassara at last year's

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If you're into fashion, fun and giving back, The Buoy Bar in Point Lookout is the perfect place to be Tuesday night.

News 12 anchor Elisa DiStefano and former Hofstra basketball head coach Mo Cassara are set to host the Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball on July 22 at the summer hot spot.

The event will benefit Long Island Cares, an organization that helps to feed more than 320,000 Long...

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3 new nail products for a better manicure

Alexa Chung has teamed with Nails Inc for

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Nail your next manicure with these new products:

1. Alexa Chung has teamed with Nails Inc. for a line of polishes inspired by fabrics. The first to launch is Alexa Lace Effect Polish, which uses red matte particles in different sizes for a lacy texture; more shades will be introduced next month, $11; at

2. MAC has six new top coats: With Texturize, you get a leather-like...

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Bloomingdale's freebies, QVC Super Saturday sale

Get a Lulu DK temporary metallic jewelry tattoo

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July 24-25

At Bloomingdale's in Roosevelt Field, get a LuLu DK metallic jewelry tattoo ($22) offered in a variety of designs, noon-3 p.m on July 24 in the Y.E.S. department. These temporary tattoos last 4-6 days, in and out of water; 516-873-2700. On July 25 at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station, get a gift with your treatment at the SK-II mini Mask Bar (one gift per customer, while...

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Mattel set to release Karl Lagerfeld-inspired Barbie

A sketch by world famous designer Karl Lagerfeld

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What happens when two fashion icons team up?  In this instance, you end up with "Barbie Lagerfeld," a limited edition new Barbie doll, dressed in the likeness of one of the world’s most famous designers, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld.  

This swanky Barbie, who, for the record is 55 years old, dons a tailored black jacket, white high-collared men’s shirt with French cuffs, and a black...

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NeNe Leakes launches new clothing line for HSN

NeNe Leakes has a brand new clothing line,

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Ask “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes who’s the best-dressed housewife on the popular show and she doesn’t hesitate for a second. “On my show I think I dress better than everyone. I have every shoe there is and there’s not any girl that compete with me on the show. I am the queen of fashion.”

And the self-proclaimed fashion queen has taken it one step further with the new NeNe...

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Kristen Wiig poses for Elle magazine in East Hampton

Actor and comedian Kristen Wiig is the cover

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The wonderfully witty Kristen Wiig is the cover girl for Elle magazine’s August issue which was shot at East Hampton’s Grey Gardens, the legendary estate at 3 West End Road where wildly eccentric socialites Edith and Edie Beale lived, rarely leaving the grounds.

According to a statement, the location was chosen in part for Wiig’s “talent for creating original, out-of-this-world characters.”...

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H&M celebrates biggest store opening with artist Jeff Koons in NYC

The largest H&M store in the world has

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The largest H&M store in the world has opened at 589 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan. The stunning new temple of fast fashion -- a whopping 57,000 square feet -- has a museum-inspired vibe and boasts an immense five-story atrium, what seems like miles of marble, walls of mirrors and distinct herringbone woodwork. In addition to on trend clothing, accessories and shoes for men, women and children, the...

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4 great instant tanning products to try

Jane Iredale's Golden Shimmer is a rare find,

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Given, we stay out of the sun. But getting that summery glow is still a priority:

1. Everyone's favorite gradual tanner, Jergens Natural Glow, now comes in a convenient pump. The moisturizing tanner comes in two shades, fair-medium and medium-tan, $12.99; at drugstores and retailers.

2. Don't want to wait for a self-tanner to kick in? Hampton Sun's Airbrush Bronzing Mist gives you an...

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Kleinfeld, Vera Wang and more big sample sales this week

Designer bridal gowns and dresses are up to

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Through July 20Shop mother of the bride or groom fall collection trunk shows from MONTAGE, IVONNE D, and CAMERON BLAKE Montage; plus special occasion cocktail dresses at Sugarplum, 181 Seventh St., Garden City; 516-887-4334. Call for store hours; closed Tuesdays.

July 17 to 19B. Rejuvenated at BLOOMINGDALE'S cosmetic counters with complimentary skin care events -- including facials by Zirh...

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