KKB Talk: Ritani's president finds a diamond in the rough

Brian Watkins is the president of Ritani.com

(Credit: Brian Watkins (Ritani.com))

Have you ever wanted to design a ring or piece of diamond jewelry for someone special, but didn’t because you weren’t sure if she would like it?

Brian Watkins, president of Ritani.com, has disrupted the luxury shopping world by creating the first- ever Clicks-and-Bricks Omni Channel retail experience in designer jewelry. His diamonds are custom ordered online and can be tried on in a local...

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Red-haute Valentine's Day gifts for men and women

Rebecca Minkoff pouch, $95; at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third

(Credit: Rebecca Minkoff pouch, $95; at Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave., 212-705-2000 (Rebecca Minkoff))

Happy Valentine's Day!

This Feb. 14, get one of these festive finds for the fashion-forward lady or gent in your life....

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Morgan Curtis talks about what's underneath it all



What do you do when your mother is a highly revered talent in the fashion industry? Follow in her footsteps. That is exactly what native New Yorker Morgan Curtis did. Daughter of established designer Jill Stuart and director/producer Ron Curtis, she set her sights high. After graduating from Cornell University and attending Central Saint Martin’s, Curtis began designing for the Jill Stuart brand...

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Fashion Week returns on Thursday across the city

A model walks the runway at the Diane

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Fashion Week is strutting back into the Big Apple Thursday.

The twice-yearly style spectacle, which this time around shows off designers’ fall 2014 collections, kicks off this morning, bringing with it haute fashions — and revenue. With 232,000 attendees each year, Fashion Week annually brings in $865 million through local restaurants, hotels and other businesses.

Fashion Week’s official...

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Look pretty in pink for spring 2014

Isabel Marant has chic pink pieces for spring.

(Credit: Isabel Marant has chic pink pieces for spring. (Getty Images/Miguel Medina) )

New York Fashion Week starts on Thursday and will show off the trends for fall 2014. But before that happens, it's time to think about spring, which is blooming with color. From powder pink to hot pink, pink is the new black.

Designer Alexander Wang is offering powder-pink platform shoes for spring, Zac Posen showed a fantasy of blush pink on his New York runway and even Nike has hot-pink...

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All the details on Beyonce's Grammy performance look


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Beyoncé's Grammy Awards performance costume didn't just look like lingerie -- it was lingerie.

The centerpiece of the songstress' oh-so-sexy stage wardrobe was the "cage" vest from swanky underthings designer La Perla. (For those daring enough to rock Bey's style, the vest costs $332 at La Perla's Madison Avenue shop, a rep for La Perla said).

For her risqué performance of "Drunk in...

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KKB TALK: What beauty means to an industry icon

bobbi brown

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Midwest-raised Bobbi Brown is the Founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.  Bobbi first arrived on the beauty scene in 1991 and caught the attention of the cosmetics empire Estée Lauder, which acquired Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in 1995.

Her cosmetics, fragrance and skincare brand has a presence in more than 1,000 doors in 60 countries and 30 free-standing stores, but her impact extends well...

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Home makeover how-to: Make a big statement in a small space

Ralph Lauren?s Mark Reynolds transformed his home?s unused

(Credit: Ralph Lauren’s Mark Reynolds transformed his home’s unused basement space. )

The small space is the new cool space.

I turned my closet into an office, and Ralph Lauren's Mark Reynolds repurposed his Hamptons basement into a hangout space -- which he affectionately calls the "naughty room" -- filled with all the items he won't part with. Another New Yorker concealed a baby's room in an open-floored dining area by using outward-facing book shelves.


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SAG Awards style: What the stars wore on the red carpet

Jennifer Lawrence wears a Dior Haute Couture gown.

Hollywood's hottest stars of film and TV rocked the red carpet at Saturday night's SAG Awards.

From Jennifer Lawrence to Lupita Nyong'o to a pregnant Kerry Washington (wearing a crop top!), here's what the glammed-up stars wore to the show.

Click through the photo gallery below to see all of the night's top looks....

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KKB Talk: Chatting with fashion designer Timo Weiland

Timo Weiland

(Credit: Timo Weiland)

Born in rural Nebraska and raised between New York City and Jacksonville, Fla., Timo Weiland is one of the hottest fashion designers and he has the awards to prove it. A darling of Barneys New York, Timo didn't come from fashion. Before fusing the skater culture and the super chic elite in design, Weiland was a numbers cruncher at Deutsche. After three years, he started DJing around the city and...

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