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Uni K Wax Center makes Long Island debut

Uni K Wax Center founder and chief executive

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It's mid-May, and the days of hiding beneath layers of clothing are behind us. This can only mean one thing . . . it's probably time for a wax. (Cue horror movie scream.)

We know, we know. Waxing is no fun. It's painful and can leave you red, sticky and irritated. Argentine Noemi Grupenmager founded Uni K Wax Center in the 1990s with this in mind, and her innovative salons dedicated to natural...

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Catherine Malandrino debuts Parisian line for Kohl's, in stores this fall

A model wears Catherine Malandrino's Paris-inspired collection for

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Models in berets and Eiffel Tower-printed dresses mingled while waiters served macarons and Champagne and a mini-orchestra played smooth French melodies. 

The lady of the hour, designer Catherine Malandrino, was the one responsible for turning a little piece of Manhattan into Paris Thursday afternoon, and she will do the same at Kohl's stores nationwide this fall.

Malandrino is...

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On sale now: This week's top five picks

We found five best bets among the sales

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Designer names and an average savings of more than $200? You can’t beat this week’s top picks (plus you didn’t even have to look for them yourself).

1. Nanette Lepore dress Was: $398.00 Now: $180.00

You save: $218.00

Why buy? The perfect party dress for upcoming weddings and graduations, this merino wool shift dress is easy, feminine and chic.

Get it here:

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Meet Betsey Johnson at Macy's, hair styling at Ulta

Meet Betsey Johnson at Macy's Herald Square in

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  Through June 1 Ulta's Love Your Hair event offers free hairstyle consultations, with appointment, on latest trends. To book a spot, go to hair. May 14 Enjoy a musical fashion show with The Juilliard School's freshman class performing and modeling clothing from Anna Sui, A Tempo boutique and Abe's Formal Wear, 7:30 p.m., Dicapo Opera Theatre, 184 E. 76th...

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Kate Upton scores first Vogue cover on June issue

Kate Upton covers Vogue's June 2013 issue.

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Don't worry, fellas — Kate Upton isn't giving up her swimsuits anytime soon. But the blonde bombshell is switching it up, trading in skimpy Sports Illustrated bikinis for retro glam beach couture on her first ever cover of American Vogue.

Upton talks to Vogue about her career aspirations, from becoming the face of fashion campaigns to launching her own lingerie line and continuing to pursue...

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Phillip Lim to design exclusive collection for Target

Models at Phillip Lim's Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion

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From Missoni to Jason Wu to Prabal Gurung, Target's designer collaborations have consistently been hits with the fashion crowd, celebrities and budget shoppers alike.

So it's no surprise that the retailer decided to keep this going, announcing Thursday that next in the lineup is Phillip Lim.

The fall 2013 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection, set to hit stores Sept. 15, will include...

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Rebecca Minkoff sale, meet Ivanka Trump

Meet Ivanka Trump at the launch of her

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May 5-13 Stop by any fragrance counter at Saks Fifth Avenue in Huntington Station, May 5-13, and get an atomizer with your fragrance purchase of $100 or more (one per customer, while supplies last); 631-350-1261. On May 9, shop trunk shows, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., featuring the latest Prada handbags, 631-350-1256, and fine jewelry by Marco Bicego, 631-350-1260. May 8 Join celebrity...

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Mother's Day shopping events on Long Island and in Manhattan

Milly by Michelle Smith is inviting moms and

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To the doting daughters (and style savvy sons) out there -- this one's for you. It can be stressful to find Mom the perfect token of your appreciation, but some retailers are using giveaways, champagne and free personalized gifts to make the Mother's Day shopping process that much more enjoyable. You may even want to take Mom with you.

May 4


Milly by Michelle Smith is inviting...

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Rebecca Taylor talks Mother's Day, dressing Kate Middleton

Designer Rebecca Taylor talks Mother's Day gifts. (April

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Rebecca Taylor dresses A-list celebrities, puts on shows at New York Fashion Week, and owns boutiques in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District and on upscale Madison Avenue. But somehow, the New Zealand-born designer, who lives in Brooklyn with her artist husband and three kids, still finds time to be a doting mom. We got to chat with her about Mother's Day gift ideas, Kate Middleton's maternity...

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