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  • Meet the Women Who Designed the Perfect Shirt: Elizabeth Daniel NY

    Designers Elizabeth Thurer and Lisa Daniel of Elizabeth Daniel NY dish about designing the perfect button down, fashion do's and don'ts, and more!
    -PJ Gach, BettyConfidential.com


    Elizabeth Thurer and Lisa Daniel, each wearing the Elizabeth Daniel New York Classic shirt. Photo credit: Alexandra Frumberg Photography. Score one for yourself on BettyConfidential Shop!

    We've all been there: Winter is coming… it's getting colder… you're trying to layer up to stay warm… but you still need to look professional for work, and gosh darn it, your button down keeps bunching up under your sweater! What's is a girl to do?

    But wait! Elizabeth Thurer and Lisa Daniel, the masterminds behind Elizabeth Daniel New York, have heard your cries-and they have a solution! EDNY's clean, classic button downs are designed to be layered over, getting rid of that pesky bulk and messy un-tucking and leaving you with a sleek, tailored, perfectly layered look. Is it a miracle? We think so-which is

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  • Fall 2012 TV Preview: 12 New Shows to Watch Out For

    From The Mindy Project to Beauty and the Beast, here are 12 brand new shows to watch out for on television this fall!
    -Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com

    Fall may bring the dreaded (if still somewhat exciting) back-to-school time-but it also brings with it something awesome: Brand new television shows! We've rounded up 12 of fall's newest offerings to give you a sneak peek of what you've got to look forward to starting as early as next week. Love mysteries? Want to laugh out loud? Get your thrills from dramas? From The Mindy Project to Beauty and the Beast and from Elementary to The Neighbors, we've got it all right here!

    1. 666 Park Avenue (ABC, Sundays at 10pm EST starting September 30)

    Based on the novel of the same name by Gabriella Pierce, 666 Park Avenue follows a young couple who have recently moved into a chi-chi Manhattan apartment complex-only to find that its upscale tenants might be possessed by a mysterious demonic force. All of you Lost fans will be happy

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  • Own a Piece of Rock History: Snag Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth's Closet Cleanouts!

    Sonic Youth frontwoman Kim Gordon has cleaned out her closet and put some of her old duds up for sale at Mercy Now Vintage in California!
    -Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com

    No doubt about it: Kim Gordon is awesome. The Sonic Youth frontwoman, artist, and original riot grrrl has become over the years both an icon and a role model for women across the country. A creative force to be reckoned with? Most definitely.

    And hey, guess what? Kim recently decided to clean out her closet-and now her old duds are up for grabs! In a sale co-sponsored by Refinery 29, scads of Kim's closet cleanouts are now available for purchase at Mercy Now Vintage in Oakland, California. Dubbed "Kim Gordon's Closet," the sale began on September 1 and will last for only two weeks, closing on September 15 at 9pm PST. Items cost anywhere from $78 to $450, and many of them are high-end designer wear.

    If you happen to live in the area, you can stop by the store and check everything out live and in

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  • Musewear's Michael Franco Dishes About Flip Flops that Tell a Story + More!

    Musewear's eco-friendly, flip flops lets you show the world your sun sign. You can also carry quotes from Bob Marley, the Dalai Lama, C.S. Lewis and more wherever you go!
    -PJ Gach, BettyConfidential.com

    Husband and wife Michael Franco and Diane Curry lived in the tropics (Hawaii, Vieques, and Singapore) for years. Flip flops became their best friend and shoe of choice. One day Diane decided to write a mini-mantra on the soles of her flip flops and Musewear, available now atBettyConfidential Shop, was born.

    The sandals have a world-wide reputation for being the most comfortable flip flops ever created. They designs are unisex-they can be worn by men and women. We're showcasing two of their collections: SunSign Soles and Walk the Talk.

    SunSign Soles have your astrological sign on the sole of the sandal. You can subtly let everyone you know you're the luxury loving Taurus, the patient Aquarius or the loyal Scorpio. You can even mix them up by buying your sun sign and

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  • 4 Chic Cocktails for Fashion Week

    Raise your glass to all those fabulous clothes with these tasty and on-trend cocktails.
    -PJ Gach, BettyConfidential.com


    Fashion Week is here! Whether you're catching a show live, via livestream or TV, you can salute your favorite designs with any of these four cocktails. SKYY Vodka is official vodka of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2013 Collections. The four recipes below are the same cocktails they'll be serving at the VIP lounges onsite!

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    Each cocktail represents a trend: Romantic, Classic, Glamorous and Progressive. Now you can match your cocktail with your outfit!

    Bohemian Classic (Classic)

    Ingredients:

    2 ounces SKYY vodka

    2 ounces apple juice

    0.5 ounce lemon juice

    0.5 ounce simple syrup

    6 Raspberries

    Directions:

    Muddle all ingredients. Shake and strain in to a martini glass. Garnish with Honey Sugar Rim with little pieces of orange peel.

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  • Beauty Road Test: Physician's Formula Matchmaker PH Powered Blush

    Physician's Formula's super smart Matchmaker pH Powered Blush will transform itself into the perfect shade for your skin. The wonders of science!
    -Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com


    You know, Bettys, sometimes I marvel at how smart cosmetics and body products have gotten. Would you have ever thought that someone would invent, say, a type of blush that can actually turn itself into the perfect shade for your skin tone as soon as it hits your face? Me neither-but lo and behold, it exists!

    PJ told you all how much she loved Physician's Formula's Matchmaker pH Powered Bronzer a month or two ago-and I'm happy to report that I had an equally awesome experience with the bronzer's blush counterpart. Physician's Formula Matchmaker pH Powered Blush ($12.95,physiciansformula.com and drugstores nationwide) employs two secret ingredients: Fluorescein baked dyes and photochromic powders. These two ingredients react with both the natural pH levels of your skin and the light and environment

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  • Love it or Hate It? Keira Knightley in Chanel at the 'Anna Karenina' Premiere

    Keira Knightly donned a blush-colored Chanel confection at the London premiere of 'Anna Karenina.' Love it or hate it?
    -Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com


    Enthusiasts of Russian literature, rejoice: Anna Karenina is here! Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen (who, you'll recall, played Keira's Mr. Darcy in 2005's Pride and Prejudice), and a whole host of other British greats, this adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel had its premiere in London on Tuesday night. Keira, who plays the story's titular ill-fated heroine, wore this blush-colored confection to the event. What do you think, Bettys?

    Part of Chanel's Fall 2012 Couture collection, the gown features sheer flutter sleeves and ruffled floral details that cascade from the neckline down to the hem; a shiny belt accentuates her waist, and smoky eyes and a side-parted updo finish off the look. Notably, this is the first time we've seen this collection on a red carpet. For

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  • It's Awkward Family Photo Time! Snooki and Jionni Pose with Baby Lorenzo

    Lorenzo appears to have slept his way through his first photo shoot with mom Snooki. Thank goodness for that!
    -Lucia Peters, BettyConfidential.com

    It was inevitable: Now that Snooki's little meatball, Lorenzo Dominic LaValle, has been on the planet for more than a week, she and fiancé Jionni LaValle are releasing a set of super posed photos of their new family. Awkward and uncomfortable? Sweet and adorable? You tell us!

    The full photo spread, which was shot on September 1, will be available for all of us to gawk at in this week's issue of People, due out on Friday. In the meantime, though, MTV has gotten a hold of a sneak peek, giving us our first non-Paparazzi look at Baby Lorenzo. To be fair, it's a surprisingly tasteful photo; true, Snooki is wearing leopard print, but a) at least it's a little less tacky than the usual Jersey Shore animal print getup, and b) thank goodness she didn't put baby Lorenzo in a matching leopard print onesie. Jionni's role in the photo seems

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  • Fashion's Night Out: We've Got Your List Across the USA!

    We have the inside scoop on this year's FNO in New York City, Dallas, Chicago and LA! There are so many fun things to do, and our list will carry you through the night!
    -Anisa Young, BettyConfidential.com


    Fashion's Night Out is on September 6, and boy, are we excited to get dolled up for a night on the town. Get ready to dress to impress and head out to a party or two, or maybe even three!

    We know where all the best events are in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas. For a comprehensive list of event by state and city, visit the official FNO website. Got questions about the 5Ws-who, what, where, when, and why? We have answers! Want to know where to get cocktails? We've got you covered. Want to know where Erin Wasson and Rachel Zoe will be? We know. Want to know where the free swag will be aplenty? We're dying to tell you! So kick back, relax, and prepare yourself for a fashionable night that will go down in history.

    New York City

    Rent the Runway- The

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  • California Dreams Meet European Glamor in Ashley Ashoff's Gorgeous Silk Scarves

    Ashley Ashoff's silk scarves combine Old World charm with New World dreaminess. Grab one for yourself at BettyConfidential Shop!
    -The Betty Editors, BettyConfidential.com

    Designer Ashley Ashoff is a woman of the world. Ashley was born in Northern California and is currently based in Paris (with stops in Southern California and New York along the way), and her beautiful silk scarves reflect all the best parts of her travels: European glamor, New York sophistication, and Californian dreaminess. She founded her company, the Ashley Ashoff Design House, in the summer of 2005 with an eye to create a unique product no other designer was making. Scarves, you see, have stories. They can be art, they can be heirlooms, and they can be as precious as any jewel. Be sure to snap up one of Ashley's gorgeous scarves in our exclusive flash sale at BettyConfidential Shop before they're all gone!

    We got the chance to sit down with Ashley and chat with her about her inspiration, her favorite

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