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4 products for a better blowout

Bumble and bumble's popular Invisible Oil, a blend

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The less time you spend on a blowout, the better (on many counts). To help speed the process comes Speed Dry Blow Dry Spray from Color Wow, which uses an alcohol-free formula to decrease porosity and keep moisture in the hair. It's especially good for color-treated hair, since too much heat promotes fading, $24; at select Ulta stores or colorwowhair.com.

Frederic Fekkai has a new three-product...

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Bridal trunk shows, Nanette Lepore sample sale

Shop the Stephen Yearick bridal and evening wear

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Aug. 11-14

AT BLOOMINGDALE'S, purchase a Hanae Mori fragrance and have the bottle personalized with a painting and engraving, noon-6 p.m. Aug. 12 and 14 at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station (631-425-6858) and on Aug. 11 and 13 at Roosevelt Field (516-873-2814). On Aug. 13, shop the Temple St. Clair fine jewelry trunk show, noon-6 p.m., featuring rare colored gemstones in Huntington...

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Hamptons shopping fundraiser, Cynthia Rowley sample sale

Mieka hosts the Ysa Makino evening gown trunk

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Aug. 5

Meet designer JOSIE NATORI for a pajama party, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at her Manhattan boutique. Enjoy refreshments, origami lessons (6 and 8 p.m.), a social media photo booth session with a chance at an Instagram contest to win a $500 store gift card; 253 Elizabeth St., Manhattan; 646-684-4934. RSVP suggested; events@lividini.com.

Aug. 5 to 7MIEKA is hosting the Ysa Makino evening...

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Oscar de la Renta bridal trunk show on Long Island

Shop the Oscar de la Renta spring 2015

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Through Aug. 3

Shop the RINA DI MONTELLA trunk show, featuring dresses for the mother-of-the bride-or-groom or bar mitzvah hostess, at Sugarplum, 181 Seventh St., Garden City; 516-887-4334. Call for store hours.

July 29 to 31

MIEKA has Stephen Yearick's evening gown trunk show, with designer, at 7937 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury Village, Woodbury; 516-367-8755, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday...

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Roland Mouret designs new collection for Banana Republic

Designer Roland Mouret poses with supermodel Karolina Kurkova

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Designer Roland Mouret and Banana Republic have joined forces in a body-con collaboration that boasts Mouret's signature "curve appeal" and is sexy, smart and affordable. The designer, who is known for his precise fit (we’re talking va-va-voom here) that celebrates the female form, has created a 27-look capsule collection that includes color blocking and his distinctive draping and structure.

Enticing,...

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Christian Louboutin enters beauty biz with $50 nail polish

Shoe designer Christian Louboutin enters the beauty business

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Will you pay $50 for a bottle of nail polish? Apparently Christian Louboutin, the French shoe designer of the lust-worthy red soled shoes, is betting yes. 

According to Women’s Wear Daily, Louboutin will enter the beauty business, with a new collection of Christian Louboutin Beauté polishes packaged in tall spiky bottles that conjure high-heels.

First to hit the market on Wednesday...

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Amy Adams stars in new Max Mara campaign

A-list actress Amy Adams is the star of

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A-list actress Amy Adams is the star of the autumn/winter 2015 print ad campaign for Italian luxury clothing and accessories brand Max Mara. It’s the second season the company has harnessed American star power to promote its wares globally ... last season it was Jennifer Garner.  

Adams, 39, is specifically promoting the label’s key accessories -- leather handbags, and smart new...

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Celebrity stylist Robert Verdi designs new handbag

Fashion expert and celebrity stylist Robert Verdi has

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Fashion expert and celebrity stylist Robert Verdi has designed a new handbag that looks high fashion but is a serious workhorse. “I like to say that it’s the illegitimate child of a cheap beach bag and an astronomically priced Birkin,” says Verdi, who among others has styled the likes of Eva Longoria, Kristen Wiig and Hugh Jackman.

Dubbed the “Model M.,” the bag, fabricated of Fashion-Flex,...

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Mo Cassara, Elisa DiStefano to host Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball benefiting Long Island Cares

Elisa DiStefano and Mo Cassara at last year's

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If you're into fashion, fun and giving back, The Buoy Bar in Point Lookout is the perfect place to be Tuesday night.

News 12 anchor Elisa DiStefano and former Hofstra basketball head coach Mo Cassara are set to host the Sneakers & Sandals Beach Ball on July 22 at the summer hot spot.

The event will benefit Long Island Cares, an organization that helps to feed more than 320,000 Long...

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3 new nail products for a better manicure

Alexa Chung has teamed with Nails Inc for

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Nail your next manicure with these new products:

1. Alexa Chung has teamed with Nails Inc. for a line of polishes inspired by fabrics. The first to launch is Alexa Lace Effect Polish, which uses red matte particles in different sizes for a lacy texture; more shades will be introduced next month, $11; at nailsinc.com.

2. MAC has six new top coats: With Texturize, you get a leather-like...

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