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  • Get the Oscars Red-Carpet Jewelry Looks for Less

    Last night, stars flooded the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Despite the night's highs and lows, including Natalie Portman's first Oscar win and Melissa Leo's flopped speech, we were more interested in one thing: the fashion! From bursts of color, embellishments, and fitted silhouettes to tulle, nude tones, whites, and metallics, the Oscar dresses seen on the red carpet made our Oscar dress predictions look less like predictions and more like inside info!

    Hits included Mila Kunis's Elie Saab lilac dress, Michelle Williams in her winter white Chanel number, and Jennifer Hudson's jaw-dropping tangerine Versace dress. However, our Oscar for favorite dress(es) went to Anne Hathaway, who stole the night with her red strapless Valentino head-turner, her Oscar de la Renta sequined dress, and her purple sapphire Giorgio Armani Privé custom satin gown. Some of our misses included Amy Adams in a sequin L'Wren

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  • Shopping 101: Wardrobe & Closet Organizing Tips & Tricks

    Fashion Starts with Storage Solutions: Get Organized!
    You may think that being stylish starts with shopping, but you would be wrong. Being stylish starts with having your clothes, shoes, and accessories organized in your wardrobe. How do you know what to buy if you don't fully know what you own-and what you don't? Once you have waded through your wardrobe, weeded out those jeans from college, stored your grandmother's vintage beaded sweaters, organized your shoes, and made a few other simple changes, you can assess what pieces you need to complete an outfit or what outfits you need but don't have at all.

    Most people don't have an unlimited budget. So, if you're one of them, you want to avoid fashion frivolity, and be able to say-without smirking-that you are buying things you need. The idea is to enhance your wardrobe, not overwhelm it with things you'll never wear. The first lesson in shopping 101-get organized.

    Step 1 to Wardrobe Organization: Clean Out Your

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  • 15 Fashion Commandments: My Personal Style Rules

    In my 15 years as a fashion stylist, I've seen a lot-people with closets full of clothes with the tags still on, clients who like to have me style all of their outfits and put them into a spreadsheet or photo book, celebs who insisted on wearing sneakers under their (very long) gowns, rap artists who hired me to choose, buy, then display hundreds of dollars worth of Christmas gifts under their trees. To create effortless personal fashion style, I advise following a set of 15 fashion commandments-they're easy rules of fashion, and they make getting dressed a snap.

    Fashion Trends Have a Role, Just Not a Starring One

    1. Don't be overly trendy, but do keep your wardrobe modern and fresh.
    2. Cultivate a signature style, but remember that having style is a lot more than just following fashion trends.

    Personal Style Is the Secret to Being Chic

    3. Be true to who you are, even with fashion. Don't buy something impulsively just because you love it if you don't have

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  • Resort Wear for Less: Go Wild on Vacation with Safari-Style Fashion

    Safari-Style Fashion Must-Haves for Spring: Beach Vacation Not Included!
    Escape the cold this season by taking a walk on the wild side with your resort wear. Travel in stylesporting one of spring's hottest trends-safari-seen on the catwalks of Michael Kors, Derek Lam, and Nicole Miller. Whether you're sitting surfside at your Venice Beach hotel, relaxing at a resort in Tuscany, or just getting a jump on shopping the spring fashion trends, channel your inner animal with our safari-style fashion picks. Go natural with a pair of wooden sunglasses and a straw bag, or go all-out in a snakeskin-print bikini and embellished sandals. The safari-style trend transitions easily from day to night. Read: More looks, pack less. And with budget-friendly pieces starting at $12.99, you can shop for your trip and still have money to take one!

    Safari-Style Fashion Trends for Spring: 7 Resort Wear Beach-Chic Must-Haves

    1. Safari-Style Beachwear Starts with the Swimsuit
    Start your

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  • Detox Diet Food Cleanse 101

    Overweight Nation: The Struggle to Lose Weight & Eat Well
    It's no secret that we are an obese nation and that we're getting fatter by the day-no need to bore you with statistics. It's scary that anyone can develop or fall back into poor eating habits, especially when stressed out or super-busy. I'm a physical trainer, yoga teacher, and vegan, and even I've had to find a way to get back on a healthy-eating track; hence the popularity of body cleansing diets.

    Cleanse Diet Discovery: Successful Weight Loss Secret
    I spent years researching various diet methods and found that what dieters really need is a break from bad habits-yes, I'm talking to you, coffee addicts and sugar junkies! Time for a full body cleanse intervention! Why a cleanse? It's a process that does exactly what it sounds like. You eat and drink foods and juices that remove toxins from your body, literally cleaning out your system. The goal: remove addictive ingredients such as sugar, wheat,

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  • PageDaily Awards: Best Bras, Body Slimmers & Body Shapers

    No Need for Girdles Here!
    Wish you rocked your own personal runway with a body like the Victoria Secrets Angels? Not all bodies are created equal-or proportionate. We know, life is unfair! To level the field-and our tummies-most of us need to tame what nature intended. Think body slimmer to hold in a muffin top or saddlebags, bras that minimize your bust or enhance it. Bodies bulge where they shouldn't, clothes don't lie right-fashion emergencies that are easy to fix. To the rescue: the PageDaily Awards for Best Bras, Body Slimmers & Body Shapers. You'll lose inches and look sexy without going on a diet. We know, you love us. Share the love, and the skinny on these PageDaily Awards, with your friends.

    PageDaily Awards for Best Bras, Body Slimmers & Body Shapers Go To . . .

    1. Best Waist Cincher: TC Fine Intimates Just Enough Hi-Waist Shapewear Brief
    The only muffin tops you want near you are 100 calorie VitaTops. If your mid-section is the source of all of

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  • Up & Coming Designer Brand: Kaelen

    One to Watch: Toronto Designer Kaelen
    In 2010, Toronto native Kaelen Farncombe made her fashion debut with her fall/winter collection. A year later, this young designer has continued to grow her line of edgy and modern, yet timeless, pieces to much industry praise.

    From Kaelen's Roots in Toronto to the Fashion World at Parsons in NYC
    Kaelen fell in love with fashion at a young age, shopping for special-occasion dresses with her mother and grandmother at The Room at The Bay, the upscale women's department in one of Toronto's flagship department stores. On these shopping trips, she was drawn to clothing, finding it beautiful and exciting. Years later, after receiving a degree in English literature, Kaelen decided to pursue a career in fashion by studying marketing at Parsons The New School for Design. While there, she found herself more attracted to fashion's creative process, not its business side. And after interning at both Jenni Kayne and Stella McCartney, she

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  • Up & Coming Fashion Accessories: Madame Mathilde

    New Fashion Accessory Line: Madame Mathilde
    Want to look like an heiress without having to spend like one? Meet Jennifer Niles, the face behind the one-of-a kind, flashy, and fun fashion accessory line, Madame Mathilde. The line not only screams statement piece, but captures the essence of Jennifer's childhood in the Hamptons and inspiration from time spent in West Palm Beach. Each accessory is crafted from pieces she has found at antique stores, fairs, and flea markets.

    Handmade Beaded Jewelry Begins the Path to Madame Mathilde
    This 26-year-old's love of fashion, particularly jewelry, began as a child, when she would create beaded jewelry and friendship bracelets to sell at her family's beach club.

    After graduating from Parsons New School for Design in 2007, Jennifer joined the fashion industry, working in both visual merchandising and marketing. Two years later, she decided to take her hobby of jewelry-making to the next level by starting her own jewelry line.

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  • From Givenchy to Miu Miu to Balenciaga, Designer Finds for Less Than $100

    It's New York Fashion Week, and all eyes are on designers and the looks they're sending down the runways. But let's face it. Not everyone can afford to rock designer clothing. Instead of ruling out designer duds, reevaluate your mindset. You CAN own designer accessories. You WILL purchase designer clothing. You SHOULD treat yourself to designer jewelry. Just because fashion is designer doesn't mean it has to be expensive. If you're dying to own a Givenchy or Isabel Marant piece, fear not, we have you covered with some of our favorite designer pieces under $100.

    Great Designer Clothes for Less

    1. Designer Fashion for Less: Go for Givenchy without Going Broke
    Transition into spring with these chic Givenchy fishnet tights, which feature an elastic waistband and shadow toes. For a mere $16, you own Givenchy! Bring your Givenchy Abstract Net Tights to work, then slip them on for that special evening out to take your little red dress-or any other-from day to night.

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  • Because of all the years I've spent working in restaurants, the last place on earth where I want to be on Valentine's Day is a restaurant. Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day is the craziest time of the year at my artisan chocolate shop and bakery, Valerie Confections. So once our busy season hits, there is nothing that my partner Stan and I love more than a great bottle of wine and good food for a romantic DIY Valentine's Day celebration at home.

    We start with Manhattans (my fave holiday cocktail) and nibble on some crostini with cumquat marmalade, gruyere cheese, and salami. For dinner we get a really fantastic bottle of red wine and either order pizza from Mozza2Go, near our Los Angeles home, or if we have time, Stan makes a great cast-iron pizza.

    Valentine's Day Chocolate: For an Easy Dessert or a Romantic Gift
    For your romantic Valentine's Day celebration, your dessert should definitely be something you can eat with your fingers. Nothing is sexier! Plus, the

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