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

Elisa DiStefano and Mo Cassara at last year's

(Credit: Sneakers and Sandals Beach Ball via Facebook)

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 nailsinc.com.

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

(Credit: Carter Smith for Elle)

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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