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Project Prom: 'Field of Dreams' takes it

Danielle Trotta, 17, wears the winning Project Prom

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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...

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Oooooh, a fresh new private label at Ooh la la Boutiques

An airy pleated dress in brilliant colors is

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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...

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