Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.
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.
Who fought harder to win the final battle on "American Idol" Wednesday night – Kree Harrison or Candice Glover? From a fashion standpoint, it was decidedly Harrison, who as Randy Jackson would say, was, “in it to win it.” Harrison amped up her wardrobe big time turning out in a series of confections that said, “I am your idol, hear me roar.”
First up, a nude, lingerie-like evening...Read more »
“Somebody hasn’t had any carbs this week,” said Ryan Seacrest after Mariah Carey took to the stage and the judges’ table on "American Idol" Wednesday night wearing a scalloped, cropped white top and hip slung skirt that exposed a swathe of toned tummy. The pop star, once a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig appeared to be toned and fit. “Looking good there Mariah,” Seacrest said. She did.
Her...Read more »
The final four girls on "American Idol" underscored the “now and then” theme of the Wednesday night show with fashion. But surprisingly the somewhat modern looks worn to perform current hits were a bit boring. Most of the contestants looked better in formal ensembles inspired by classic songs from the past.
There was a dramatic difference between Amber Holcomb’s dull first...Read more »
As superstorm Sandy bore down on three of her five stores, Ooh la la Boutiques owner Jenny Montiglio had a choice to make. Go forward with a private label that she had in the works, or forget about it, and take care of the issues . . . many . . . at hand.
Montiglio, 35, a Babylon resident, opted in for the private label despite significant economic strain caused by physical damage to her boutiques...Read more »
Every now and then a celebrity of sorts turns up at the Americana Shopping Center in Manhasset – Sofia Vergara shopping for engagement rings at London Jewelers, Leonardo DiCaprio dining at Toku – but one of the last people you might expect to find there? Graham Nash, the legendary rocker from Crosby, Stills and Nash, who paid a visit to the uber-chic menswear boutique -- The Mens Market (at Hirshleifers)...Read more »
At this stage in the "American Idol" competition, the four remaining finalists have developed signature styles both vocally and from a fashion standpoint.
While Amber Holcomb is unpredictable when it comes to what she’ll wear, we’ve come to expect some interesting, out-of-the-box looks from her. Last night was no exception. First, it was a long, lean white jump suit (or so it appeared)...Read more »
We love the look of a sexy legging worn with a strappy sandal and topped by a flowy, feminine shirt for easy spring/summer dressing, and Lysse, maker of those fabulous body slimming bottoms that s-m-o-o-t-h-e all the flaws has a new style that is perfect for this moment. Called “The Skinny,” this sleek pant is cropped at the ankle with a small slit on the outside seam. It features...Read more »