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Kat Grandazza is this year’s Project Prom girl

Kat Grandazza from South Side High School in

We’re positively flipping over this year’s Project Prom girl, gymnast Katherine Grandazza, 18, from South Side High School in Rockville Centre. The senior, whose friends call her Kat, has, “been so busy all her life in gymnastics, that I would like her to take a break and enjoy the prom. A lot of her friends have already purchased a dress and Katherine has not thought about it yet,” wrote her mom...

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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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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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Meryl Davis and Charlie White: Gold medalist ice dancing duo is back in the USA

Gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis are

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Gold medalist ice dancing duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White are back in the United States and heading to NYC where they’ll hit the talk show circuit and make an exclusive appearance at the Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue store on Wednesday.

The breakout stars from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, were the first Americans ever to win an ice dance gold medal. And now, a lot of folks are...

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Sarah Jessica Parker has her own line of shoes (of course!)

Sarah Jessica Parker has her own line of

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In her role as the shoe-loving, fashionista Carrie Bradshaw on six seasons of “Sex and the City,” Sarah Jessica Parker reserved her lust and reverie for two words, “Manolo Blahnik,” the luxury shoe brand. Now, with business partner George Malkemus, who just happens to be the CEO of Blahnik, she’s launching her very own brand of . . . yep . . . shoes.

The SJP collection will hit Nordstrom stores...

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Fortunoff pops up in Garden City Friday

A selection of pendants are among the offerings

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Holiday shoppers still on the hunt for jewelry may find it at Fortunoff -- yeah, we said Fortunoff -- starting Friday and going through Sunday. Esther Fortunoff-Green, a descendant of Max and Clara Fortunoff, who founded the iconic brand in 1922 as a pots and pans store in Brooklyn, has – just in the St. Nick of time -- opened a pop-up shop in the Cotillion Room of the Garden City Hotel.

“At...

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Designer Yigal Azrouel visits Hirshleifers at the Americana Manhasset

Designer Yigal Azrouel with a model, shows off

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It’s late Thursday morning on the coldest day of the year so far, and designer Yigal Azrouel, 40, blows into Hirshleifers, the uber-luxe temple of fashion at the Americana shopping center in Manhasset.

He’s not there to shop, although, he says, “They have a lot of good stuff here; maybe I will take care of some shopping later.” It’s a trunk show that has the handsome, Israeli-born designer,...

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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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The fashion field is Ray Navarrete’s next play

Retired Long Island Duck second baseman, Ray "Digmi"

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One door closes, another opens. The cliché works for Ray “Digmi” Navarrete, 35, who Sports Illustrated called, “the greatest Long Island Duck ever.” The second baseman, who played for eight seasons with the team and is the all-time franchise leader in games played, hits, home runs, RBIs, runs and doubles, retired this season. Next playing field?

Fashion. That’s where the “Digmi” comes...

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Kerry Washington dons FLOTUS dress on SNL

Kerry Washington playing Michelle Obama, along with SNL

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Art imitated life on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” last week when guest host Kerry Washington, who opened the show impersonating Michelle Obama, wore a Tracy Reese dress that FLOTUS actually owns -- and wore in September. Yep, Obama donned the flared, black $498 frock embellished with giant red poppies and a bit of beading to the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony for the 50th anniversary celebration...

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