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Anne Bratskeir

Anne Bratskeir covers shopping, fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends for Newsday, and is a reality television show addict who reports on everything from Housewives to American Idol.

Battleshop: The new online fantasy shopping game

Battleshop is a new fantasy shopping game that

A group of social media savvy, fashion loving Long Islanders has launched a new online game -- www.Battleshop.co – that may satisfy fashionable shoppers’ lust the same way that fantasy sports leagues sate sport fanatics.

In 2012, six friends in Islip came upon the idea for the game. “We were all sitting around having a conversation about the obsessions with fantasy sports,” says Stephanie...

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3 local spa treatments to try

Shellie Goldstein uses micro current technology during her

(Credit: Frances Janisch for Shellie Gold)

Hamptons Express

Imagine laying out by the pool while having a relaxing treatment that will perk up your face for a big evening out. This summer, Manhattan acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein brings an abbreviated version of her trademarked AcuFacial Facelift to the Hamptons. (She'll come to you, or she has an office at 530 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett).

The Hamptons Express is a 60-minute treatment...

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Bridal trunk shows, Southampton shopping spree

Bridal Reflections is hosting an Ines Di Santo

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July 7 to 12

At BLOOMINGDALE'S in Roosevelt Field and Huntington Station, drop by the Estée Lauder counter for advice on creating a summer glow look, July 7 to 11, at Roosevelt Field (516-873-2807) and at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station (631-425-6958). On July 11 in Huntington Station and July 12 at Roosevelt Field, noon to 6 p.m., get a customized bottle painting on your Hanae Mori...

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Shop for charity in Southampton

Everything But Water is hosting a Clover Canyon

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Through Oct. 13

Designer KIM RITTBERG of K Ritt Jewelry has collaborated with sculptor ARLENE SLAVIN to create limited-edition pieces inspired by and made of leftover materials from the artist's designs. The painted vinyl necklaces ($60), companion earrings ($40) and a brass "X" necklace ($150) are available for purchase at Guild Hall during Slavin's "Intersections" exhibit of outdoor sculptures...

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The Limited announces 'Scandal'-inspired clothing line

Kerry Washington in a scene from the series

(Credit: AP / Randy Holmes)

Followers of ABC’s hit show “Scandal” starring Kerry Washington love the political plotline, the suspense, the sexy side stories and the drama, but fashion retailer, The Limited, is betting big on the fact that the clothes, worn by Washington’s character, Olivia Pope, are a major part of the draw as well.

In late September, the Limited Scandal collection will launch at 250 Limited stores and...

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Lupita Nyong’o gets her first Vogue cover

Lupita Nyong?o graces the cover of Vogue?s July

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Win a SAG award …great.  An Oscar?  Wow ... even better. But when it comes to fashion, you know you’ve really arrived when you make the cover of Vogue magazine.

These are the real life events of Lupita Nyong’o, 31, whose image graces the cover of Vogue’s July issue (it hits newsstands on June 30). In a downright gushing story penned by the magazine’s editor-at-large Hamish Bowles,...

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Vera Wang trunk show, Chanel makeup artist meetup

Meet with Chanel makeup artist Sterling Williams, June

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June 24

HUNTINGTON HAS TASTE brings local boutiques and salons together for an outdoor runway fashion show, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Prime, 117 New York Ave.; 631-385-1515. Admission is free, but an RSVP is suggested. Click here for more information.

June 26-29

Shop bridal trunk shows from the VERA WANG spring 2015 collection and INBAL DROR's couture wedding gowns, at The Wedding Salon...

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Joey Fatone sports shirt from Manhasset's nuBest Salon

Joey Fatone, formerly of boy band 'N SYNC

(Credit: nuBest Salon and Spa )

Every season, nuBest Salon and Spa switches up the "uniform" for its 125 stylists, colorists and makeup artists to underscore how beauty and fashion coexist.  This time around, it's all about the football-style jersey, here, emblazoned with the number 73 to commemorate the year nuBest opened its doors.

The look was inspired in part by Tom Ford's Fall collection which featured two sequin...

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Lullanest, a luxe new baby store, opens in East Hampton

There's a brand new baby store in East

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The chic boutique factor in the Hamptons is a given but one little (and we mean little) sector of the population has been virtually overlooked ... babies. Now Lullanest, a luxe, all-inclusive baby merchandise store has opened in the East Hampton to serve the infant set.

Here, owner Katerina Williams, a mom who is expecting her second child this summer, has culled what she considers the most...

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Free Covergirl makeovers, Rebecca Taylor sample sale

Rebecca Taylor spring collection merchandise, like this tweed

(Credit: Rebecca Taylor)

June 18

SUMMER GLOW SALON, hosted by Procter & Gamble to celebrate Target's redesigned beauty aisles, offers free mini manicures and makeovers by Covergirl, braids and dry blowouts from Fekkai and Pantene and more, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Flatiron Plaza, at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

June 18 to 21

BLOOMINGDALE'S in Huntington Station has Eileen Fisher's summer collection,...

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