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Kristen Wiig poses for Elle magazine in East Hampton

Actor and comedian Kristen Wiig is the cover

(Credit: Carter Smith for Elle)

The wonderfully witty Kristen Wiig is the cover girl for Elle magazine’s August issue which was shot at East Hampton’s Grey Gardens, the legendary estate at 3 West End Road where wildly eccentric socialites Edith and Edie Beale lived, rarely leaving the grounds.

According to a statement, the location was chosen in part for Wiig’s “talent for creating original, out-of-this-world characters.”...

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H&M celebrates biggest store opening with artist Jeff Koons in NYC

The largest H&M store in the world has

(Credit: H&M via Facebook)

The largest H&M store in the world has opened at 589 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan. The stunning new temple of fast fashion -- a whopping 57,000 square feet -- has a museum-inspired vibe and boasts an immense five-story atrium, what seems like miles of marble, walls of mirrors and distinct herringbone woodwork. In addition to on trend clothing, accessories and shoes for men, women and children, the...

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4 great instant tanning products to try

Jane Iredale's Golden Shimmer is a rare find,

(Credit: Jane Iredale)

Given, we stay out of the sun. But getting that summery glow is still a priority:

1. Everyone's favorite gradual tanner, Jergens Natural Glow, now comes in a convenient pump. The moisturizing tanner comes in two shades, fair-medium and medium-tan, $12.99; at drugstores and retailers.

2. Don't want to wait for a self-tanner to kick in? Hampton Sun's Airbrush Bronzing Mist gives you an...

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Kleinfeld, Vera Wang and more big sample sales this week

Designer bridal gowns and dresses are up to

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Through July 20Shop mother of the bride or groom fall collection trunk shows from MONTAGE, IVONNE D, and CAMERON BLAKE Montage; plus special occasion cocktail dresses at Sugarplum, 181 Seventh St., Garden City; 516-887-4334. Call for store hours; closed Tuesdays.

July 17 to 19B. Rejuvenated at BLOOMINGDALE'S cosmetic counters with complimentary skin care events -- including facials by Zirh...

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Author Alice Harris releases coffee table book 'Blow Me a Kiss'

The cover of "Blow Me a Kiss," a

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The focus is on lips, lips, lips in author Alice Harris’ new book, “Blow Me a Kiss,” ($35; powerHouse Books), a visual photo feast that explores the fascination with lips from the lacquered mouth of a supermodel to the pout of a young Mick Jagger.   

The 120-page hardcover tome features more than 80 photographs and includes the works of Francesco Scavullo, Andy Warhol and Roy...

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BaubleBar launches at all Nordstrom stores

Nordstrom has partnered with online fashion jewelry company

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Statement jewelry definitely does not need to bust the bank. That’s the underlying philosophy of online fashion jewelry company baublebar.com co-founded by Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky three years ago. Guilt-free bling … what could be better?

But there is something about touching the stuff and seeing it in real life that is downright compelling and purchase propelling. Apparently Nordstrom...

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Battleshop: The new online fantasy shopping game

Battleshop is a new fantasy shopping game that

A group of social media savvy, fashion loving Long Islanders has launched a new online game -- www.Battleshop.co – that may satisfy fashionable shoppers’ lust the same way that fantasy sports leagues sate sport fanatics.

In 2012, six friends in Islip came upon the idea for the game. “We were all sitting around having a conversation about the obsessions with fantasy sports,” says Stephanie...

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3 local spa treatments to try

Shellie Goldstein uses micro current technology during her

(Credit: Frances Janisch for Shellie Gold)

Hamptons Express

Imagine laying out by the pool while having a relaxing treatment that will perk up your face for a big evening out. This summer, Manhattan acupuncturist Shellie Goldstein brings an abbreviated version of her trademarked AcuFacial Facelift to the Hamptons. (She'll come to you, or she has an office at 530 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett).

The Hamptons Express is a 60-minute treatment...

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Bridal trunk shows, Southampton shopping spree

Bridal Reflections is hosting an Ines Di Santo

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July 7 to 12

At BLOOMINGDALE'S in Roosevelt Field and Huntington Station, drop by the Estée Lauder counter for advice on creating a summer glow look, July 7 to 11, at Roosevelt Field (516-873-2807) and at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station (631-425-6958). On July 11 in Huntington Station and July 12 at Roosevelt Field, noon to 6 p.m., get a customized bottle painting on your Hanae Mori...

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Shop for charity in Southampton

Everything But Water is hosting a Clover Canyon

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Through Oct. 13

Designer KIM RITTBERG of K Ritt Jewelry has collaborated with sculptor ARLENE SLAVIN to create limited-edition pieces inspired by and made of leftover materials from the artist's designs. The painted vinyl necklaces ($60), companion earrings ($40) and a brass "X" necklace ($150) are available for purchase at Guild Hall during Slavin's "Intersections" exhibit of outdoor sculptures...

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