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  • 7 Must-Have Shorts Under $60

    Channel your inner Raquel Welch (circa '100 Rifles') or Catherine Bach (the original Daisy Duke) and show some leg! Shop the season's must-have shorts styles, from clean-cut and tailored to vibrantly colored and printed.

    Topshop tangerine pleat shortsTopshop tangerine pleat shorts

    Color Theory
    On the forefront of spring's major trends is a palette of hyper-saturated hues. Pair brightly colored shorts with an equally bright blouse to get the look of top designers collections from Jil Sander to Gucci and Prada.

    Topshop tangerine pleat shorts, $60, get it at

    J.Crew 3-inch chino shortsJ.Crew 3-inch chino shorts

    Color Theory

    J.Crew 3-inch chino shorts, $42.50, get it at

    Forever 21 printed shortsForever 21 printed shorts

    Tribal Beat

    Forever 21 printed shorts, $15.80, get it at dove print shortsH&M dove print shorts

    Pretty in Print

    H&M dove print shorts, $24.95, get it at H&M stores.

    Mango polka dot shortsMango polka dot shorts

    Pretty in Print

    Mango polka dot shorts, $59.90, get it at

    ASOS bound-seam shortsASOS bound-seam shorts

    Tailor Made

    ASOS bound-seam shorts, $53.79, get it at

    Soft Stripes

    Roxy shore short shorts, $44, get it at

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  • It's All About: Star Search

    What's hot for spring is written in the stars. From tops to shoes and wall decor, stars are making a statement this season.


    The models twinkled down the runway in the Dolce & Gabbana fall 2011 show, adorned in star-shaped jewelry and star-printed dresses.

    Fishs EddyFishs Eddy

    Present your most spectacular dishes on these plates from Fishs Eddy's Manhattan Blue Plate Special collection.

    Fishs Eddy side plate, $10.95, get it at

    Kate MossKate Moss
    Kate Moss always rocks a memorable ensemble for her birthday, but this Chanel jumpsuit from 2008 was astronomical.

    Outfitters star cocktail bagOutfitters star cocktail bag

    A star-shaped bag injects a sparkling spirit to your everyday outfit.

    Urban Outfitters star cocktail bag, $48, get it at

    Starman: David Bowie Starman: David Bowie
    The pop icon behind Ziggy Stardust suddenly has a lot of buzz about him. This month there was the online leak of his unreleased album from 2002 ' Toy,' which features new tracks as well as some re-made hits. Then, come July, dive in to the life and career of the elusive artist with the new biography Starman: Read More »from It's All About: Star Search
  • Caught in the Rain? 7 Pieces of Rain Gear Under $100

    The best rain gear for April showers, from puddle-proof Burberry boots to the cutest rain hat we've ever seen.

    1. The Everyday Trench

    H&M cotton two-tone trench,$59, get it at

    2. The Packable Anorak

    Topshop pac-a-parka, $55, get it at

    3. The Smart Umbrella

    Senz° aerodynamic umbrella, $85, get it at

    4. The Classic Wellie

    Lands' End Wellie boot, $69.50, get it at

    5. The Hairdo-Safe Umbrella

    Felix Ray clear bubble zebra umbrella, $65, get it at

    6. The Rain Hat

    Cath Kidston spot rain hat, $18, get it at

    7. The Mini Umbrella

    Lulu Guinness tiny lip blot umbrella, $49, get it at

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  • Peep Show: 9 Sets of Iconic Hollywood Eyes

    Movies' most dramatic stares, from the past to the present

    Clara BowClara Bow
    Clara Bow was Hollywood's original It Girl, thanks to her magnetic presence and emotive brown eyes.

    Bette Davis (shown here in Now, Voyager) had peepers that could make a pro blush-and there's a song to prove it.

    In addition to her sizzling chemistry with co-star Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor also captivated Cleopatra audiences with her dramatic blue eye makeup.

    Faye DunawayFaye Dunaway
    Who said chess was boring? Faye Dunaway exchanged passionate stares with Steve McQueen while making her moves in The Thomas Crown Affair.

    Rosemary's BabyRosemary's Baby
    Mia Farrow 's wide-eyed stare got increasingly frantic in Rosemary's Baby. If we found out we were carrying Satan's spawn, we'd have a similar look!

    Though Michelle Pfeiffer 's Scarface character has a blank stare, she dresses it up with glamorous smoky eye shadow. As her marriage to gangster Tony wears thin, however, so does her makeup (she is barefaced by the end of the movie).
    Blade RunnerBlade RunnerDaryl Hannah may have played Pris in Blade

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  • 8 Best New Hair Smoothers

    Say goodbye to frizz! These products promise salonlike results.

    Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy 30-Day Smoothing TreatmentOrganix Brazilian Keratin Therapy 30-Day Smoothing TreatmentCan't wait until May? Organix just launched its version of a 30-day smoothing treatment. Part of the company's new Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy range, the all-natural formula-composed of keratin proteins, cocoa butter, and avocado oil-costs $14.99. Like the KeratinPlus product, Organix' solution requires a flatiron and 48-hour wait. Click here to find a retailer in your area.

    Wella Enrich Straight Leave-In CreamWella Enrich Straight Leave-In CreamMay is the magic month! This is when Wella Professionals will debut four new hair care collections-Brilliance, Enrich, Balance, and Age Restore-at salons across the country. Our favorite for silky-smooth tresses? Enrich. Try the Straight Leave-In Cream ($12) to soften hair and keep frizz at bay.

    Phyto PhytolissePhyto PhytolisseDesigned to ensure the perfect blowout, Phyto's Phytolisse Perfect Smoothing Shampoo and Phytolisse Express Smoothing Mask help straighten hair and protect it against humidity-induced frizz. Their hero ingredient: Pine pulp extract. Studies by the

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  • The Ultimate Spring Trend Guide

    We break out the season's hottest, most wearable trends,and tell you how to get the look from head to toe-from the far east to this side of paradise.


    -Bamboo-Framed Fans

    In true eco-friendly style, we're looking into alternate energy sources to keep us cool this summer, and these little floral-printed fans just might be the prettiest option around and tuck easily into any bag for those hot subway slogs.

    Bamboo-framed fans, $2 each, get them at


    It doesn't get more Japanese than a classic silk kimono (which was actually a style of dress the Japanese "borrowed" from China sometime around the fifth century). While traditional kimono are reserved primarily for special occasions, you could most definitely rock this pretty-yet-approachable version while lounging at home, or over a pair of leggings and platforms, no ceremonial occasion required.

    Kimono, $49, get it at

    -Shine Mist

    Prada, Versace, and

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  • Spring's Must-Have Heels - At Every Price

    From the classic espadrille to the new platform wedge, we find the best affordable spring shoes.

    wedge, Gapwedge, GapSuede wide-strap wedge sandals, Gap, $89.50. Get it here.

    wedge sandal, Steve Maddenwedge sandal, Steve MaddenTurnpyke wedge sandal, Steve Madden, $89.95. Get it here.

    sandal, Aldosandal, AldoIbanez cork sandal, ALDO, $80. Get it here.

    Jessica SimpsonJessica SimpsonMassi embossed leather sandal, Jessica Simpson Collection, $89. Get it here.

    wedge, De Blossomwedge, De BlossomWrap around cork wedge, De Blossom, $22.99. Get it here.

    jellyjellyMarquis wedge sandal, Jellypop Shoes, $49.99. Get it here.

    Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson
    Kowloon espadrille wedge, Jessica Simpson, $78.95. Get it here.

    Tinley RoadTinley Road
    Capri wedge, Tinley Road, $55. Get it here.

    Asher sandalAsher sandal
    Asher sandal, Matisse, $76.95. Get it here.

    Molly heel, Dollhouse, $69. Get it here.

    See More Of Spring's Best Heels at!

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  • March's Best Beauty Products

    Magic mascara wands, charitable eye shadows, and gemstone scents: This month, ultimate rewards come in unexpected packages.

    Afterglow Glide-On Cheek TintAfterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint

    Morning After

    For just-kissed radiance, tap the creamy Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Crush onto lips and cheeks.

    Yurman's Fresh EssenceYurman's Fresh Essence

    Green Opulence

    Jeweler David Yurman's Fresh Essence Eau de Toilette Spray captures the glow of peridot with sparkling notes of apple, water lily, and soft musk.

    Lash Venom MascaraLash Venom Mascara

    Plump Poison

    DuWop Lip Venom now has a partner in crime: Lash Venom Mascara, a jet-black plumper that wraps lashes in a strengthening formula.

    Chantecaille Sea Turtle PaletteChantecaille Sea Turtle Palette

    High Seas

    Beachside sunset hues captured in the Chantecaille Sea Turtle Palette lighten up lids and cheeks for a cause: 5 percent of profits benefit Widecast in support of sea turtle survival.

    Frieda Full Repair Touch-up Flyaway TamerFrieda Full Repair Touch-up Flyaway Tamer

    Taming Touch

    Infused with Inca Inchi oil, John Frieda Full Repair Touch-up Flyaway Tamer is applied with a mascara wand to tame flyaway strands instantly.

    Restorative MoisturizerRestorative Moisturizer

    Life Saver

    Love, Life, Skin Restorative

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  • 7 Products For Balanced Skin

    Products that balance the skin from the inside out

    Elemis Soothing Apricot TonerElemis Soothing Apricot Toner
    1. Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner calms and balances sensitive complexions.

    DHC Deep Cleansing OilDHC Deep Cleansing Oil2. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil removes makeup without stripping away natural oils.

    Immunocologie Treatment SolutionImmunocologie Treatment Solution3. Immunocologie Treatment Solution brightens skin using a biofermentation process that keeps the epidermal barrier strong.

    Biologique Recherche Lotion P50WBiologique Recherche Lotion P50W4.Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W speeds exfoliation while balancing the skin's pH.

    DDF Blemish Foaming Cleanser DDF Blemish Foaming Cleanser
    5.DDF Blemish Foaming Cleanser reduces oil without overdrying.

    Ritual Cleanse Reset CleanseRitual Cleanse Reset Cleanse
    6.Ritual Cleanse Reset Cleanse retains vitamins and minerals with pressed juice, yielding less severe detox symptoms.

    Organic Avenue LOVEyoung cleanseOrganic Avenue LOVEyoung cleanse
    7. Organic Avenue LOVEyoung cleanse, packed with ultra-alkalinizing greens, is based on Robert O. Young, PhD's protocol presented in his book, The pH Miracle.

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  • Top Stylists Reveal Their Oscar Red Carpet Predictions

    Six top-tier stylists share their predictions and aspirations for what the brightest stars of this year's Oscars will wear for their big night.

    ESTEE STANLEY: Sandra BullockESTEE STANLEY: Sandra Bullock

    ESTEE STANLEY: Sandra Bullock

    L.A.-based stylist and interior designer Estee Stanley has more than 15 years' experience dressing style stars, from the Olsen sisters to Jessica Biel to Jennifer Anniston. Her aesthetic is as eclectic and creative as her clients.

    She Will : "I think Sandra always looks great, and I would like to see her in something like this Marchesa (far left) look that is reminiscent of the dress she wore to the Academy Awards last year. I think she will wear something sexier than the Jenny Packham dress she wore to the Golden Globes."

    I Wish : "This Emilio Pucci look (right) would be perfect with Vhernier chunky jewels and a sexy super-high heel."

    ESTEE STANLEY: Halle BerryESTEE STANLEY: Halle Berry

    ESTEE STANLEY: Halle Berry

    She Will : "Something sexy and body-conscious like this Cavalli dress (far left)."

    I Wish : "I think she should wear Lacroix or

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