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Ginny Dunleavy

The best new products to fight dry skin in winter

Lavanila's Healthy Body Butter is available for $19

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Harsh winter weather can be a nightmare for your skin, but these products will help you stay soft and moisturized all winter long:

1. Break out of those troublesome winter skin issues with a touch -- and scent -- of spring. L'Occitane's Shea Butter cream comes in three scents that will make you think of warmer weather -- Vanilla Bouquet, Zesty Lime and Rose Heart, $22 each; at L'Occitane shops...

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Sarah Jessica Parker has her own line of shoes (of course!)

Sarah Jessica Parker has her own line of

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In her role as the shoe-loving, fashionista Carrie Bradshaw on six seasons of “Sex and the City,” Sarah Jessica Parker reserved her lust and reverie for two words, “Manolo Blahnik,” the luxury shoe brand. Now, with business partner George Malkemus, who just happens to be the CEO of Blahnik, she’s launching her very own brand of . . . yep . . . shoes.

The SJP collection will hit Nordstrom stores...

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Bridal trunk shows, Sweet 16 expo on Long Island

Mieka hosts an Ysa Makino trunk show from

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Feb. 5-9

NOUVEAU BRIDE is hosting the Ellis Bridal Trunk Show, by appointment only, at 1613 Merrick Rd., Merrick; 516-868-1500.

Feb. 6-9

Mieka hosts an YSA MAKINO COCKTAIL DRESSES AND GOWNS trunk show, at 8285 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury Common, Woodbury; 516-367-8755. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.


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Beyonce gets cagey in La Perla at the Grammy Awards

Beyonce's steamy chair-dance at the Grammy's nearly stole

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The wow factor was off the charts at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night when Beyoncé opened the show with a steamy performance of her hit “Drunk in Love” looking ultra-sexy in a bodysuit topped by a handmade cage of satin-covered rods from the La Perla Cage collection. Her only prop was a chair -- (what else do you need when you’ve got her equipment?) -- though later in the song her husband,...

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4 products for longer, fuller lashes

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara contains

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It's amazing how much time and technology are focused on something as light and flyaway as...the eyelash. Plump yours with:

Clarins Be Long Mascara, with new angled brush to better coat lashes from base to tip; $25 at Clarins counters,

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara contains a peptide that may enhance your lashes' long-term health. It's also clump-...

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Lola's Lookbook fashion show, sale at Ooh La La

Mieka hosts the Fouy Chov trunk show starting

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Jan. 30

See a fashion show with young women's contemporary items, prom and eveningwear from LOLA'S LOOKBOOK and Omnibus Fashions, 9:30 p.m., at Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge in Babylon. Donate $25 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the door, 7 to 10 p.m., and get a 15 percent discount at Lola's Lookbook boutique truck on site and a $25 restaurant gift card for a future visit; 48...

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Valentine’s Day haircut contest for dad at Commisso and Co. in Port Washington

Commisso and Co. in Port Washington is running

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Valentine’s Day is a sweet time to celebrate the daddy-daughter bond, and this year, one dear dad will win free haircuts for an entire year from Commisso and Co. in Port Washington in a contest called, “Daddy’s Little Girls.” Daughters of any age can enter the competition, but they have to submit a short paragraph describing what makes their dad the very best Valentine.

Entries are being accepted...

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H&M Super Bowl bash: Meet David Beckham in NYC

David Beckham attends the opening of Belstaff House

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H&M is throwing a Super Bowl party -- with one very special guest.

Starting Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, the company is hosting a David Beckham Super Bowl takeover at its Times Square location to celebrate the launch of the Brit's new bodywear collection.

Fans can visit the store to compete for prizes in a "Kick to Win" virtual football game, or hang out in the H&M Skybox...

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'Glee' star Amber Riley launches online plus-size boutique

Amber Riley, best known for her role on

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"Glee" star Amber Riley may be known mostly for her killer vocals, but she's also become a style icon, showing curvy women everywhere that high-fashion isn't just for the stick-thin.

This week the songstress took her style influence to another level when she joined up with her sister to launch Rileyland Fashions, an online boutique full of plus-size clothing straight from her own closet.


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Aerie ditches Photoshop in new ad campaign

One of the ads from the Aerie Real

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It looks like Aerie is getting real.

The American Eagle sister store is making headlines this week with its latest ad campaign, featuring photos with no retouching of lingerie-clad models.

Reps for the underwear brand said it ditched Photoshop in an attempt to challenge standards and relate more to young customers.

"We left everything. We left beauty marks, we left tattoos,...

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