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Sample sales, trunk shows this week

Ines Di Santos trunk show, Feb. 1-3, at

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Jan. 28-Feb. 3

HENRI BENDEL hosts My brand skin-care trunk show with founder Tessa Yutadco, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday; 712 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. Get a free anti-aging mini-facial and gift bag; 212-247-1100.

Jan. 29

SPATIQUE MEDICAL SPA hosts a live demonstration of CoolSculpting, a nonsurgical body contouring treatment, 7 p.m., at 260 Middle Country Rd.,...

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Style Watch: What celebrities wore this week

Actress Nicole Richie attends the ELLE's Women in

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"Fashion Star" judge and designer Nicole Richie wore a simple, light gray Azzedine Alaia dress accessorized with her own House of Harlow 1960 clutch and studded heels to ELLE's Women in Television Celebration in West Hollywood on Jan. 24. (Photo: Getty Images)

Actress Amanda Seyfried wore a black Michael Kors wool tuxedo jacket over a Marni sweater with J Brand jeans annd...

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Support LI charities by shopping at Saks

Shop at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Walt

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Spend more, help more. 

Following a successful charity program last year, Saks Fifth Avenue at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station is giving back to the community again with this year's initiative: Saks Loves Your Cause. From Feb. 1 to 28, five percent of purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card will be given to the local chapter of the American Red Cross or to one...

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Beauty Spot: Scalp solutions

L'Oreal Paris EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Hair & Scalp

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L'Oréal Paris EverStrong Sulfate-Free Thickening Hair & Scalp System, out this month, offers shampoo, conditioner and tonic to strengthen fragile, thinning hair at the root with amino acids and gentle surfactants, $6.99 and up; at drugstores nationwide.

Philip Kingsley Stimulating and Exfoliating Scalp Masks are two new treatments to improve scalp health, encourage hair growth, and zap...

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Beyoncé: Show-stopping at inauguration in Emilio Pucci

Beyonce wore a killer black velvet and chiffon

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For sure, Michelle Obama looked stunning in her glossy, navy custom Thom Browne ensemble at the inauguration. But Beyoncé, who sung the national anthem, knocked it out of the park in a killer black velvet and chiffon beaded cutout long-sleeved gown from Emilio Pucci's pre-Fall 2013.

She entered wearing a fur coat by Raf Simons for Christian Dior, but removed it for her performance. Of note,...

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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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What better way to beat the Monday blues than some online shopping on your lunch break? Short on time? Not to worry, I’ve already done all the work. Here are some of the best deals I’ve found around the Web today.

1. Fisherman Hat

Was: $62.00

Now: $31.00

You save: $31.00

Why buy? Protect yourself from this week’s harsh temperature drop with this cozy, slouchy hat in...

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Betsey Johnson won't show at New York Fashion Week

Designer Betsey Johnson does a split after her

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New York Fashion Week staple Betsey Johnson won't be putting on a runway show at New York Fashion Week this February, according to an official statement released Monday morning.

“The world of Betsey Johnson continues to thrive,” the statement says. “After a very successful SS13, Betsey will be taking the FW13 season off to focus on her brand expansion, which includes a breadth of new initiatives...

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Michelle Obama blends rather than blasts on Inauguration Day

First lady Michelle Obama arrives during the presidential

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While her newly cut bangs were notable, Michelle Obama seemed to be sending a quieter, albeit high fashion, message during Inauguration 2013, opting for appropriate yet conservative looks -- some of which she’s worn before -- that had her blending in rather than standing out.

First glimpse of the first lady this morning showed her in a beautifully tailored, custom dark blue modern coat with...

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Martha Stewart's Wedding Party, spring fashion show

Martha Stewart, Bedford: Martha Stewart attends the celebration

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Through Jan. 27 Amsale bridesmaid trunk show at Wedding Library, 14 E. 60th St., suite 606, Manhattan. By appointment only; 212-327-0100 or Jan. 21 Posh Salon and Pandemonium put on a spring fashion show, 11 p.m., at Four Food Studio, 515 Broadhollow Rd. (Route 110), Melville. Admission is free but must RSVP for open bar access (10-11 p.m.) at 516-242-8408....

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John Galliano resurfaces at Oscar de la Renta

The fashion world is buzzing with the news that disgraced designer John Galliano has been invited to spend time with Oscar de la Renta at his design studio in New York for the next three weeks.  The time frame incorporates de la Renta’s preparation for New York Fashion Week, the American Fashion industry’s main event.

Two years ago, Galliano’s anti-Semitic rants in a Paris café, which...

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