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Next time you're in a Banana Republic store, beware. That woman innocently browsing button-downs beside you could be someone's mistress, according to a new survey by AshleyMadison.com, a dating site for the attached that has more than 19 million anonymous wandering-eyed members (ugh). "Life is short. Have an affair" is their mantra.
The site surveyed 52,390 cheating women on...Read more »
Every fashionista dreams of strutting her stuff in designer shoes, but spending hundreds or thousands on a statement pair of heels you'll wear to a party or two is just not practical. Now, thanks to new online shoe rental company Just Soles, those Jimmy Choos will finally be within reach.
Inspired by Rent the Runway and eBay, Just-Soles.com lets shoe lovers rent, buy and sell designer shoes...Read more »
Rebecca Minkoff's ability to turn everyday closet staples into effortlessly cool statement pieces is what has made her such a hit among the young and trendy, so it's no surprise she has taken the next logical step . . . conquering denim.
The Denim Shop, launched Tuesday at RebeccaMinkoff.com, currently has two styles of skinny jeans, a pair of boyfriend jeans and two styles of shorts,...Read more »
Update your summer look with Chanel makeup artist Mario Penailillo, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Lord & Taylor in Walt Whitman Shops, Huntington. Reservations suggested; 631-424-1600
Bridal Reflections trunk shows this week begin with Stephen Yearick eveningwear and Yaki Ravid bridal, June 27-30, at the Manhattan salon (260 Fifth Ave.; 212-764-3040). June 28-30, the...Read more »
Lanvin's Alber Elbaz enters the cosmetics arena, dressing up Lancôme's bestselling mascaras and eye shadow palettes. The mascara, $29, shadow palettes, $51, and false lashes, $35, come in creative packaging featuring sweet line drawings by the designer; lashes exclusive to Nordstrom, otherwise at makeup counters and lancome.com. Tote your beauty needs in bright bags from Sonia Kashuk. The line...Read more »
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen launched Elizabeth and James’ first handbag collection Wednesday, and Women’s Wear Daily reports that the trend-setting twins celebrated at a lavish cocktail party in the penthouse of Hollywood hot spot Chateau Marmount.
The Elizabeth and James collection, full of oversized drawstring slings and a few rectangular clutches, aims to target women in their early...Read more »
We all know that Kim Kardashian grovels for Anna Wintour's approval (as does most of the fashion world), but this is taking it to a new level.
E! News reports that Wintour told a very pregnant Kardashian that she particularly liked the name North West at the Met Costume Institute Gala last month.
"That's not why they named her North, but it's nice to have Anna's blessing,"...Read more »
The students of East Rockaway High School had a rough start to the 2012-13 school year after superstorm Sandy displaced them for about six months.
But the seniors closed the year on a serious high note -- literally, thanks to singers Jordin Sparks and Darren Criss.
The school was the winner of Rent The Runway's dream prom contest (in part thanks to your votes) and Thursday night the...Read more »
Forty years of anything is quite significant, but in the trendy business of hair styling, it’s HUGE. This June, nuBest Salon and Spa in Manhasset is celebrating just that milestone – its 40th anniversary.
The enormous 20,000 square foot beauty hub opened on June 19, 1973 (that's owner Michael Mazzei’s birthday . . . he’s not saying which one). Today, the modern, silvery building houses a staff...Read more »
It looks like the glamour stops here for fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who have been sentenced to 1 year and 4 months of prison time plus steep fines for tax evasion.
A Milan court convicted the owners of Dolce & Gabbana of tax fraud after the designers were accused of transferring control of their funds to a company in Luxembourg in 2004 to avoid paying Italian...Read more »