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Roland Mouret designs new collection for Banana Republic

Designer Roland Mouret poses with supermodel Karolina Kurkova

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Designer Roland Mouret and Banana Republic have joined forces in a body-con collaboration that boasts Mouret's signature "curve appeal" and is sexy, smart and affordable. The designer, who is known for his precise fit (we’re talking va-va-voom here) that celebrates the female form, has created a 27-look capsule collection that includes color blocking and his distinctive draping and structure.

Enticing,...

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Christian Louboutin enters beauty biz with $50 nail polish

Shoe designer Christian Louboutin enters the beauty business

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Will you pay $50 for a bottle of nail polish? Apparently Christian Louboutin, the French shoe designer of the lust-worthy red soled shoes, is betting yes. 

According to Women’s Wear Daily, Louboutin will enter the beauty business, with a new collection of Christian Louboutin Beauté polishes packaged in tall spiky bottles that conjure high-heels.

First to hit the market on Wednesday...

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Amy Adams stars in new Max Mara campaign

A-list actress Amy Adams is the star of

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A-list actress Amy Adams is the star of the autumn/winter 2015 print ad campaign for Italian luxury clothing and accessories brand Max Mara. It’s the second season the company has harnessed American star power to promote its wares globally ... last season it was Jennifer Garner.  

Adams, 39, is specifically promoting the label’s key accessories -- leather handbags, and smart new...

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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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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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Author Alice Harris releases coffee table book 'Blow Me a Kiss'

The cover of "Blow Me a Kiss," a

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The focus is on lips, lips, lips in author Alice Harris’ new book, “Blow Me a Kiss,” ($35; powerHouse Books), a visual photo feast that explores the fascination with lips from the lacquered mouth of a supermodel to the pout of a young Mick Jagger.   

The 120-page hardcover tome features more than 80 photographs and includes the works of Francesco Scavullo, Andy Warhol and Roy...

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Battleshop: The new online fantasy shopping game

Battleshop is a new fantasy shopping game that

A group of social media savvy, fashion loving Long Islanders has launched a new online game -- www.Battleshop.co – that may satisfy fashionable shoppers’ lust the same way that fantasy sports leagues sate sport fanatics.

In 2012, six friends in Islip came upon the idea for the game. “We were all sitting around having a conversation about the obsessions with fantasy sports,” says Stephanie...

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The Limited announces 'Scandal'-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington in a scene from the series

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Followers of ABC’s hit show “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington love the political plotline, the suspense, the sexy side stories and the drama, but fashion retailer, The Limited, is betting big on the fact that the clothes, worn by Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, are a major part of the draw as well.

In late September, the Limited Scandal collection will launch at 250 Limited stores and...

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