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Joseph V. Amodio

Jason Wu Fall 2014--midnight in Paris

Fashion from the Jason Wu Fall 2014 collection

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The inspiration:  Jason Wu’s runway pulsed with a French passion and languid luxury that might appeal to characters in a novel by Balzac or Flaubert.  The long marbled runway traversed two rooms, punctuated by what looked like white stone archways, as if the models were walking down a long dreamy corridor.

 

The vibe:  Youthful—the slinky panne velvet slip dresses...

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4 products for longer, fuller lashes

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara contains

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It's amazing how much time and technology are focused on something as light and flyaway as...the eyelash. Plump yours with:

Clarins Be Long Mascara, with new angled brush to better coat lashes from base to tip; $25 at Clarins counters, clarins.com.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara contains a peptide that may enhance your lashes' long-term health. It's also clump-...

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2 fashion trends for the tech-savvy

The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix

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Now that the holidays are over, why not treat yourself?

STYLE SERVICE

The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix for fashion. Fill out a style profile, and Le Tote sends you three garments and two accessories -- wear 'em as long as you like, then return in a prepaid bag and another tote comes your way. It's $49 a month (and they handle cleaning). A new "Jewelry Box" option...

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4 tea-infused beauty products to try

You can find Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Crème

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A new season of "Downton Abbey" premiered last night, and fans can keep in the British spirit using products infused with -- what else? -- Tea!

Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Crème moisturizes with antioxidant-rich green tea, $15.50; at Whole Foods, health food stores and jason-personalcare.com.

Ole Henricksen's African Red Tea Collection includes wrinkle-resistant creams, face...

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Kiehl's Hell's Kitchen celebrates tonight with karaoke

Kiehl's Since 1851 celebrates its new shop in

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Hell’s Kitchen gets a little hotter tonight—which’ll be a relief from all this rain and sleet—when Kiehl’s Since 1851 celebrates the opening of its newest store and barber shop with celebs (“The Good Wife’s” Alan Cumming, “Kinky Boots’” Billy Porter, comedienne Sandra Bernhard) and sing-alongs (that’s right, karaoke is on the lineup and both celebs and guests will be queuing up to sing).

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H&M has $78m...& needs you to spend it

H&M's Make A Difference campaign will use $78

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What would YOU do with $78 million? That’s what H&M wants to know. The H&M Conscious Foundation, a charitable arm of the brand, just got a generous donation, and plans to use the money to address three serious global issues—but which?

They’ve narrowed it down to five—clean water, strengthening women, safeguarding natural resources, education and poverty reduction via self-empowerment.

You...

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