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Bridal trunk shows, Saks Fifth Avenue spring beauty sale

Designer bridal gowns are on sale, Feb. 20,

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Through March 18

"I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose and #bethatgirl" by Alexis Jones, a book to inspire girls to love who they are, is available exclusively at Claire's and Icing stores and online ($15.95); 10 percent of all book sales will benefit the I Am That Girl nonprofit. Buy a bangle charm bracelet from the I Am That Girl collection ($9.50) and $1 goes to...

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4 new fragrances to try

Desigual bedazzles with a trio of mod new

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After the stock market crash of 1929, couturier Jean Patou found his clients could not afford his pricey clothes. So he created the iconic fragrance Joy. Now there's an updated scent, Joy Forever -- similar notes of rose and jasmine but with "a modern twist," $110-$190; at select Bloomingdale's and Nordstroms.

Not sure smelling like a pizza is all that romantic, but the folks at Demeter Fragrance...

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Style File: Sochi chic

Aeropostale's new Team USA Olympic line of tees,

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With the Olympics in full swing, there's no better time to break out the red, white and blue. Aeropostale's new Team USA Olympic line of tees, hoodies and hats for kids is emblazoned with all the Sochi! and Go USA! shout-outs you'd expect. For boys and girls who want to cheer their fave snowboard, bobsled and curling champs to victory; $8 to $20 at P.S. from Aeropostale stores (including Sunrise...

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Designer jewelry trunk show in Huntington, L'Occitane launch party

Stop by L'Occitane in Manhattan for complimentary beauty

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Now through Feb. 14

Make any fragrance or cosmetics purchase at Lord & Taylor in Manhattan and get 20 percent off your first Uber app car service ride or 10 percent off the next ride for existing Uber customers; 424 Fifth Ave.; 212-391-3344.

Feb. 12 and 14-16

Bridal Reflections' Carle Place salon hosts the Renee Pawele bridal accessories trunk show, Feb. 12, and the Enzoani...

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The best new products to fight dry skin in winter

Lavanila's Healthy Body Butter is available for $19

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Harsh winter weather can be a nightmare for your skin, but these products will help you stay soft and moisturized all winter long:

1. Break out of those troublesome winter skin issues with a touch -- and scent -- of spring. L'Occitane's Shea Butter cream comes in three scents that will make you think of warmer weather -- Vanilla Bouquet, Zesty Lime and Rose Heart, $22 each; at L'Occitane shops...

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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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Bridal trunk shows, Sweet 16 expo on Long Island

Mieka hosts an Ysa Makino trunk show from

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Feb. 5-9

NOUVEAU BRIDE is hosting the Ellis Bridal Trunk Show, by appointment only, at 1613 Merrick Rd., Merrick; 516-868-1500.

Feb. 6-9

Mieka hosts an YSA MAKINO COCKTAIL DRESSES AND GOWNS trunk show, at 8285 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury Common, Woodbury; 516-367-8755. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.


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Beyonce gets cagey in La Perla at the Grammy Awards

Beyonce's steamy chair-dance at the Grammy's nearly stole

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The wow factor was off the charts at the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night when Beyoncé opened the show with a steamy performance of her hit “Drunk in Love” looking ultra-sexy in a bodysuit topped by a handmade cage of satin-covered rods from the La Perla Cage collection. Her only prop was a chair -- (what else do you need when you’ve got her equipment?) -- though later in the song her husband,...

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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,

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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Lola's Lookbook fashion show, sale at Ooh La La

Mieka hosts the Fouy Chov trunk show starting

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Jan. 30

See a fashion show with young women's contemporary items, prom and eveningwear from LOLA'S LOOKBOOK and Omnibus Fashions, 9:30 p.m., at Monsoon Asian Kitchen & Lounge in Babylon. Donate $25 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the door, 7 to 10 p.m., and get a 15 percent discount at Lola's Lookbook boutique truck on site and a $25 restaurant gift card for a future visit; 48...

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