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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.
It’s official. Some 3,000 Newsday readers voted on four potential dresses that this year’s Project Prom girl, Danielle Trotta, 17, of Seaford, should wear to her prom. More than a third of them chose, “Field of Dreams,” a lively abstract floral number with a bejeweled Empire waist by Alex & Eve from Alight, in Plainview.
Dani, as she’s called by friends and family is satisfied with the...Read more »
Who fought harder to win the final battle on "American Idol" Wednesday night – Kree Harrison or Candice Glover? From a fashion standpoint, it was decidedly Harrison, who as Randy Jackson would say, was, “in it to win it.” Harrison amped up her wardrobe big time turning out in a series of confections that said, “I am your idol, hear me roar.”
First up, a nude, lingerie-like evening...Read more »
“Somebody hasn’t had any carbs this week,” said Ryan Seacrest after Mariah Carey took to the stage and the judges’ table on "American Idol" Wednesday night wearing a scalloped, cropped white top and hip slung skirt that exposed a swathe of toned tummy. The pop star, once a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig appeared to be toned and fit. “Looking good there Mariah,” Seacrest said. She did.
Her...Read more »
The final four girls on "American Idol" underscored the “now and then” theme of the Wednesday night show with fashion. But surprisingly the somewhat modern looks worn to perform current hits were a bit boring. Most of the contestants looked better in formal ensembles inspired by classic songs from the past.
There was a dramatic difference between Amber Holcomb’s dull first...Read more »
As superstorm Sandy bore down on three of her five stores, Ooh la la Boutiques owner Jenny Montiglio had a choice to make. Go forward with a private label that she had in the works, or forget about it, and take care of the issues . . . many . . . at hand.
Montiglio, 35, a Babylon resident, opted in for the private label despite significant economic strain caused by physical damage to her boutiques...Read more »