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Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty, Ladies' Night Out

Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty offers a daily

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Through March 30

Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty offer a daily roster of makeup lessons, demos and deals from a variety of brand experts. For a full schedule and store locations, go to ulta.com/21days.

March 12

Ladies Night Out. Enjoy a fashion show (8 p.m.), free mini-makeovers, food samplings and plenty of shopping, 6-10 p.m., at Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview....

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Michelle Obama's style is 'dreadful,' Vivienne Westwood says

Michelle Obama arrives at the Inaugural Ball wearing

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Fiery British designer Vivienne Westwood has done the unthinkable twice in the past few weeks, criticizing the fashion choices of (gasp!) both Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama.

First, she told reporters at London Fashion Week that she wished the duchess would recycle her wardrobe more often to help the environment and send a message to the public that it's not necessary to buy so many clothes.

Middleton...

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Want a Hermes Birkin bag? Here are three chances to win

RueLaLa.com is giving away three Hermes Birkin bags

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Ever dreamed about owning a Hermès Birkin bag? Yeah, us too. The queen of all "it" bags can cost more than a car (some, such as the alligator styles, go for $100,000) and are the arm candy of choice for countless A-list celebrities. Well, now one can be yours . . . and no, you don't need to win the lottery or rob Kim Kardashian. Luxury shopping site RueLaLa.com is giving away not one,...

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David Tutera, Rent the Runway giving dream prom to school affected by superstorm Sandy

Rent the Runway is working with David Tutera

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We've all watched David Tutera make even the craziest of brides' dreams come true on WEtv's "My Fair Wedding." From the venue and decor to the food and entertainment, the man seems to make miracles happen.

Now take Tutera's event planning genius and add racks full of designer gowns from Manhattan-based rental site Rent the Runway, plus fashion industry experts including Teen Vogue...

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Marc Jacobs plays porn producer in acting debut

Max Thieriot, left, and Marc Jacobs, right, in

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Marc Jacobs is known for pushing the envelope with fashion, and the designer is breaking into the acting world in the same style.

Jacobs makes his big screen debut in "Disconnect" April 12, a dramatic thriller by LD Entertainment that entangles three different stories, all about the effect of the Internet on modern day relationships. He plays a sleazy, acid wash jeans-wearing man...

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DKNY sample sale: Steals for $30

Floral printed jeans, $30 at the DKNY sample

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The lines were nonexistent at the DKNY sample sale — a welcome surprise — Monday morning at 260 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan as shoppers perused the first discounted offerings.

The sale, on through Saturday, is a 15-minute walk from Penn Station and features a promising selection of spring and summer styles.

Among the steals for just $30: A knee-length, color-blocked pleated skirt, originally...

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Barneys Warehouse sale's new website: Our top picks

This oxblood patent leather Lanvin dress is on

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The Barneys Warehouse sale was once a biannual event of epic proportions. Flocks of fashionistas from all over the New York metro area would storm the Chelsea outpost in search of discounts on designer goods that could reach up to 75 percent.

In February, the sale entered the e-commerce frontier with a permanent website that offers discounts on luxurious labels, ranging from Alexander Wang...

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On sale now: This week's top five picks

We found five best bets among the sales

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It's Monday morning and you've got enough work to do. We've made your online shopping habit even easier by uncovering this week's best deals:

1. Leopard-print shirtdress

Was: $99.00

Now: $66.33 You save: $32.67

Why buy? Add some spice to your workwear rotation with this Anne Klein leopard-print shirtdress. Add a black blazer and tights to tone it down a notch.

Get it...

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DKNY sample sale, Dior makeovers

Saks Fifth Avenue in Huntington will host an

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March 7 and 8

Stop by Saks Fifth Avenue in Huntington March 7 for a free Wacoal or b.tempt'd bra fitting; for each fitting, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research and outreach programs; get a tote bag with your $80 Wacoal purchase (one per customer, while supplies last); appointment suggested; 631-350-1233). On March 8, shop the Ippolita jewelry trunk show,...

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