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Where to donate prom dresses on Long Island

There are tons of places to donate prom

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Prom season is just around the corner and while some teens are worrying about how to pick the perfect dress, some are worrying about how they're going to be able to afford one.

If you have a used gown taking up space in your closet, there are tons of drop-off sites all around Long Island where you can donate your dress to girls in need.

1. NASSAU BOCES BARRY TECH1196 Prospect Ave., Westbury,...

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Rachel Zoe deals (kinda) with reality in new lifestyle book

Rachel Zoe has a new book called, "Living

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Seven years after publication of her first book, “Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty & Everything Glamour,” Rachel Zoe, the celebrity stylist, reality show star and designer of an eponymous clothing line, has a brand new perspective on life and a brand new book.

In “Living In Style: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour,” ($28; Grand Central Publishing) Zoe, 42, has turned...

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Clinton Kelly releases greeting card line with Papyrus

Fashion, food and entertaining guru Clinton Kelly has

Clinton Kelly is  a great communicator -- 10 years on the TLC hit, “What Not To Wear,” host of ABC’s “The Chew,” author of a slew of lifestyle/entertaining books and now, the born and bred Long Islander, has collaborated on a sassy, new line of greeting cards with Papyrus.  

Anyone who has ever watched or read Kelly knows he has a special way of saying things. And the greeting cards...

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Ladies' night out in Plainview, evening gown trunk show

Mieka hosts a Paula Varsalona trunk show March

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March 19

Reality TV star Ashlee White emcees a SPRING FLING FASHION SHOW ) at Commisso and Company Salon, showcasing local boutiques and the latest hairstyles. Cocktails and appetizers will be served, 6-8 p.m., at 30 Main St., Port Washington; 516-767-7460.

March 20

Enjoy a LADIES' NIGHT OUT of shopping, free makeovers, a fashion show (7:30 p.m.) and more, 6-10 p.m., at the Holiday...

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Claire hair: How to get Robin Wright's 'House of Cards' hairstyle

Haircut and color of the moment might just

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Haircut and color of the moment might just be “Claire hair,” inspired by that gorgeous, icy villainess Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright on the Netflix hit, “House of Cards.” Two-toned, with a lighter top and dark underside (mirroring the character herself), the boyish cut “is definitely becoming increasingly popular,” says Jamie Mazzei, the creative director of nuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset,...

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Lorde to release makeup line with MAC Cosmetics

Lorde is collaborating with MAC Cosmetics to release

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Ever since the release of her debut single "Royals," Lorde has pretty much been dominating the music industry -- and the 17-year-old crooner has no plans of stopping there. The Grammy-winning teen just announced plans to jump into the beauty world with the launch of a new line of makeup with MAC Cosmetics this summer.

"I have loved MAC Cosmetics since I was a little kid. I remember saving...

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5 celeb-approved beauty products from the Oscars

Jessica Biel went Veronica Lake sultry with her

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Last week's Academy Awards were as much about beauty products as fashion.

Take Lupita Nyong'o's lip balm. Ellen DeGeneres did, grinning and saying, "That's worth something." FYI, it was Clarins HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm, $24, at Clarins counters,

Penelope Cruz's look -- inspired by Sophia Loren -- dazzled, thanks to makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury's own...

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Sayville fashion show, NYC sample sales

Surface to Air men's and women's clothing and

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Through March 16

CHICO'S is donating $10 to the American Heart Association with each sale of the limited-edition Fabulous-at-Heart pin, $20, purchased in stores and online. For store locations, go to

March 13

BLOOMINGDALE'S launches its new Collective Department at 1 p.m., with a fashion presentation hosted by style blogger Amanda Libby at the Roosevelt Field store...

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Kate Spade trunk show, NYC samples sales

Roberta Freymann womens and mens clothing and accessories

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NOTE: The Pamella Roland launch event originally scheduled for March 6 at Lord & Taylor in Manhattan has been cancelled.

March 3

WEDDING SALON presents a bridal showcase with wedding planner Colin Cowie and more than 50 vendors, 4-8 p.m., at The Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 W. 18th St., Manhattan; 212-631-7777. Tickets, $75 for two guests, are available at the door or online at


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London Fog releases new designer collaboration

Fashion designers Mark Badgley, James Mischka, Cynthia Rowley

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London Fog is giving you a reason to look forward to April showers.

The retailer just partnerd with designers Mark Badgley, James Mischka, Chris Benz and Cynthia Rowley to release a new line of rainy-day wear.

The line, priced between $50 and $400, includes unique outerwear and umbrellas from each designer.

"We just wanted to add a touch of glamour to a very practical category...

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