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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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Lullanest, a luxe new baby store, opens in East Hampton

There's a brand new baby store in East

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The chic boutique factor in the Hamptons is a given but one little (and we mean little) sector of the population has been virtually overlooked ... babies. Now Lullanest, a luxe, all-inclusive baby merchandise store has opened in the East Hampton to serve the infant set.

Here, owner Katerina Williams, a mom who is expecting her second child this summer, has culled what she considers the most...

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Textile Elizabeth and James releases fashion-forward World Cup tops

These World Cup tees by Textile Elizabeth and

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Super-cute World Cup-inspired tees, tanks and crop tops for gals are the newest offering from Textile Elizabeth and James. (If you didn’t know it, this is the contemporary brand from those famous twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who most recently won the CFDA accessories designer of the year award for their work on high-end line The Row.)

Support your favorite competing country with these...

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Get tan legs now with Donna Karan's 'The Bronze Collection'

Donna Karan's new "The Bronze Collection" hosiery is

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It’s June already and you haven’t the time or inclination to start tanning -- real or faux -- those winter white legs of yours?  “The Bronze Collection” by Donna Karan, is the newest member of her popular “The Nudes” hosiery family.  Packaging promises to “illuminate the skin tone the way the sun does naturally,” and offers up the  “easiest, healthiest, most luxurious way to give...

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Project Prom 2014: See the winning dress

Newsday readers picked this fiery coral one-shoulder gown

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What will Project Prom girl, Kat Grandazza, wear to her prom? Newsday readers have spoken. 

Out of the thousands of you who voted, 44 percent chose the “back flip” a saucy one shoulder coral number with a mesh back emblazoned with hundreds of sparkling crystals. The frock, by La Femme, came from Estelle’s Dressy Dresses in Farmingdale, and fit our girl, a senior at South Side High in...

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Alicia Keys’ son Egypt makes runway debut at Ralph Lauren

Alicia Keys' son Egypt, 3, walks the runway

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As three-year-old Egypt Dauod Dean toddled down the runway at Ralph Lauren’s fall 2014 children’s fashion show at the New York Public Library early Monday evening, one audience member’s reaction to the adorable boy was so powerful that she nearly fell off her chair laughing.

That would be Egypt’s mom, singer Alicia Keys, who was among those assembled at Lauren’s show where Uma Thurman and...

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Lysse launches ready-to-wear shapewear collection

Lysse, the popular, slimming legging brand, has branched

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Say so long to the pinching and compression (ow!) of traditional shapewear worn under your clothes. Lysse, (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 a...

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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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