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UPDATE: The votes are in, and East Rockaway High School, the only finalist from Long Island, is the winner. The students, who are still unable to re-enter their high school building after superstorm Sandy hit with $10 million worth of damage, will be awarded a dream prom designed by David Tutera complete with complementary dresses, tuxedos, beauty services, a celebrity guest and more.
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You already shop at H&M for affordable basics like tanks, blazers, jeans and sundresses, but now the party's really getting started.
The retailer launched the Conscious Exclusive eveningwear collection Thursday, an extension of the Conscious collection, a mildly higher-priced line made of sustainable materials.
The new collection includes red carpet-ready options for the ladies,...Read more »
Here on Long Island we love our hometown boy Michael Kors, but we're not the only ones.
Kors has gathered a whopping 5 million Facebook fans, and the Merrick-bred designer is celebrating with one of spring's must-have trends — a bold new pair of sneakers.
Fresh prints and wedges have transformed sneakers from sporty to fashion-forward this season, with Kors on the forefront (he released...Read more »
At the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station, formerly known as Walt Whitman Mall, a plan years in the making is finally coming to life.
"It's been a lot of work, but it's a very exciting transformation," said Francis Scire, assistant vice president of leasing for Simon Property Group, who has been working on the project for two and a half years.
The plan, which includes...Read more »
April 3 Lord & Taylor's Garden City store offers daylong events including mini makeovers, complimentary cocktails and rolled cigars, plus a visit by former NBA player John Starks; purchase a "Shop Smart. Do Good!" ticket ($5) for a 15 percent savings pass; ticket sale proceeds to benefit local charities; 516-742-7000. Go to lordandtaylor.com/dogoodgardencity...Read more »
As the average high school girl prepares for prom, it can be easy to get caught up in the search for the perfect dress, the glamorous hairstyles and the makeup appointments. But for others who are less fortunate, it's a source of stress as they try to figure out how they are going to even buy a dress at all. This year, more Long Islanders are struggling than ever after superstorm Sandy, and the...Read more »
We all know most men put comfort first when it comes to fashion, ignoring that "beauty is pain" mantra women like to chant while suffering in their Spanx and high heels.
Ashton Kutcher is no different, but the actor understands that casual shouldn't mean sloppy. That's why he co-founded Pickwick & Weller in 2012, a fashion company dedicated to making quality, tailored basics.
PickwickWeller.com...Read more »
Every year, Newsday helps one lucky Long Island high school senior find the prom dress of her dreams.
Last year was Project Prom overload, as Newsday readers picked prom outfits for the five Carbone quints of Old Brookville. The sisters got to go shopping with Newsday fashion expert Anne Bratskeir and had the entire BCBGMAXAZRIA Manhattan showroom at their disposal -- gowns, shoes, jewels,...Read more »
Shopping for vintage clothing and accessories is thrilling, but it can take hours to finally come across that one piece your closet has been missing. This got us thinking, how can we make scoring rare fashion gems easier for our readers? Every week, we'll search high and low to bring you the best vintage finds on the internet. From eBay to Etsy, we’ve got you covered! This week, we found a...Read more »
Brides all over the world are willing to do anything for a Vera Wang wedding gown . . . except pay appointment fees.
After high fees caused controversy in China, Wang has abolished them at all of her bridal boutiques worldwide, Women's Wear Daily reports.
At the Shanghai flagship store, a 3,000 yuan (about $482) fee had been implemented just for trying gowns on. It did include afternoon...Read more »