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  • DKNY Celebrates 25 Years, and a Surprise Guest Walks the Runway

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    For designer Donna Karan, yesterday's high-energy 25th anniversary DKNY show was dedicated to the city the line was born and bred in. The spring 2014 collection, boasting bold pastel trenches, dresses, swimsuits and blazers, represents "New York," Karan told InStyle.com. "The art of New York, the individuality of New York, the needs of New York, the strength of New York, the power of New York and obviously black and white and color." And among those celebrating in the front row were Kelly Osbourne and Bella Thorne (in DKNY). Thorne, in a piece from the spring collection, called the line's sporty feel her favorite. But what she really loves about DKNY? The designer herself. "She's just a very good, sweet, kind person," Thorne told InStyle.com before the show. "It would be such an honor to meet her, and I'm like, 'Where is she? Where is she? I want to meet her, I want to meet her!'" One DKNY loyalist who took her Fashion Week activity beyond the front row was musician Rita Ora, who, as

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  • Marchesa Brings the Runway to Your Fingertips with Their Nail Line for Revlon

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    A drop-dead red-carpet gown by Marchesa's coveted lineup might be out of reach, but designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig aren't leaving anyone empty-handed. The two are now dressing up nails! Partnering with Revlon, they're introducing a collection of eight nail appliqué sets inspired by their exquisite creations. "We even translated [signature] beading with relief detailing on the surface," says Craig. We love how the duo's amazing designs are mirrored perfectly on each set of decals, and the project had a hidden perk: "I've pledged to stop biting my nails," she says, laughing. Find the Revlon by Marchesa 3-D Jewel Appliqués priced at $10 for a set of 18 at drugstores nationwide now!

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  • Would You Quit Social Media for a Year to Look Younger? 33% of Women Would!

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    Anti-aging measures are often taken to the extreme, and thanks to a recent poll conducted by Elizabeth Arden, we know just how far some are willing to go! While 24% of the women polled said they'd invest in a cosmetic procedure, 33% admitted that they'd give up social media for an entire year if it meant a younger-looking appearance, the Huffington Post reports. With the mix of potent serums like the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay ($80; fresh.com) and Algenist's Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79; sephora.com) on the market, such extremes aren't needed-Fresh's formula combats free radicals and has an instant smoothing effect, while Algenist's oil enlists brown algae extract to restore elasticity and impart a firmer texture. Also of note: Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream ($62; kiehls.com), which is the real-life counterpart to Photoshop's blur tool on fine lines with its hyaluronic acid-rich formula. Luckily, there isn't any proof linking social media to signs of aging, so we

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  • Do You like Kelly Ripa’s New Haircut?

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    The latest celebrity to get a bob? Kelly Ripa! We figured something was up when the TV host tweeted "Back in the saddle…with a new cut!" shortly before taping Live With Kelly and Michael, and our beliefs were confirmed moments later when she took the stage in a chin-length bob. Ripa is never one to shy away from trendy hair choices-check out her transformation for evidence-and we think the clean style combined with her long layers is a welcome change for the upcoming season.

    Has the star's new chop motivated you to find your next style or cut? Check out our best hair inspiration contenders in our Social Media Awards, who know a thing or two about good hair days (and vote for your fave!).

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  • Alicia Keys Debuts Shorter Hair with Blunt Bangs! Do You like Her New Look?

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    When it comes to creative hair changes, Alicia Keys is on fire with edgy new ideas-and her latest style definitely serves as proof. In addition to her stellar vocals, the shorter cut and brow-skimming fringe she debuted during a taping of Good Morning America in New York City's Central Park grabbed our attention. Keys last updated her look in December, adding a platinum highlight to her crop, and her penchant for variety has us eager to see the many ways she'll wear her current style.

    "I like a little bit of everything. When I was younger, I was strictly told to wear only braids, but now I love it straight," the singer previously told InStyle on her hair choices. "I love it curly. I love it partially braided and combed to the back. I really love when it covers my eyes a little bit-then there's a little mystery."


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  • One Direction’s Zayn Malik on His Style: “It Definitely Evolved”

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    Talk about a journey! One Direction's Zayn Malik and his band mates have come a long way since meeting on Britain's The X Factor in 2010 (which new documentary, One Direction: This Is Us, out Friday, recites) but Malik maintains the group's popularity isn't the only thing that's changed. "My style has definitely evolved for the positive hopefully," he told InStyle.com at the New York premiere of the film. "I wore some horrendous things on X Factor, and hopefully I dress a bit cooler now." Sporting a leather-sleeved jacket on the carpet, the newly-engaged singer is confident enough with his style to dole out back-to-school tips. "When we think about school now, all our memories are great memories, and we wish we could go back to school for a day," he said candidly. "Just have fun, and make the most of it because school goes really fast." As does time for this group-see the band's own speedy journey on screen when One Direction: This Is Us opens in theaters today.

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    One of the legions of fans of the Broadway show Wicked? So is nail whiz Deborah Lippmann-she's seen the musical 10 times! To honor the popular show's 10th anniversary, she whipped up limited-edition mini lacquers inspired by the Tony winner's costumes and catchy tunes. Included in the set is Popular, a hot pink lacquer with a shimmer finish inspired by Glinda. Defying Gravity is a green with a crème finish inspired by the green skin of Elphaba (and the name plays off the show-stopping song). "We used pieces of fabric from her body suit, and of course her makeup as inspiration," Lippmann said of the shade. "I love this shade because when you're at home, you can transform into Elphaba and become her." The third hue, One Short Day, is an emerald glitter inspired by The Emerald City. "It has the glamour of Oz, and to me, is The Emerald City in a bottle," Lippmann added. Pick up the trio for $29 at sephora.com this September.

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  • Get Hollywood Hair: 5 Steps to a Glam Blowout

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    What's shiny, wavy, and sexy all over? This star-worthy look from hairstylist Serge Normant-stylist to stars like Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker. He shares his best DIY tips to get this flattering style in five easy steps.

    1. Prep Hair
    After a shower, blot strands with a towel, then spritz them with a volumizer; concentrate the spray on areas where you want extra body and lift (say, the crown or on the sides). Then start blow-drying. If you wait too long, your hair can get frizzy. Serge Normant Meta Lush volumizer, $23;

    2. Dry in Pieces
    Section off the bottom layer of hair, then divide it into 1½-inch pieces. Position a medium-size round brush under the roots of one of the segments, and roll it as you blow-dry to "add shape and shine." The idea is to work your way up, tackling the crown last. Sedu Revolution Pro 4000i dryer, $160; sedubeauty.com.

    3. Twirl Ends
    On your last pass through each handful of hair, stop just short of the tips; tilt the brush so it's vertical, then

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  • Found It! Julianne Hough’s Rose Gold Ring

    FameFlynetFameFlynetJulianne Hough was all over Los Angeles last week-out at Chateau Marmont, leaving the gym, taking off at LAX Airport-wearing this eye-catching bauble. The ring is by Aviva Rose Jewelry, a line created by Chicago-area designer Pamela Cohen, and it features blue moonstone with a diamond leaf embellishment on a rose gold setting. The piece was originally picked out for Hough rather than by Hough, thanks to her stylist Anita Patrickson. But the triple threat singer, actress and dancer loved it so much, she had to keep it for looks beyond the red carpet. If you need one, too, scoop up yours for $300; visit avivarosejewelry.com for store locations or call 847-287-2246 to order.

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  • How to Get Selena Gomez’s Navy Cat Eye from the VMAs

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    Loved Selena Gomez's look at last night's 2013 MTV Video Music Awards? It wasn't just her peek-a-boo navy Atelier Versace stunner that has us looking-we loved her matching navy cat eye, too. Celebrity makeup artist Gita Bass was responsible for the look, and gave us the scoop on how to get it. For the singer's popping peepers, she used Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 3L ($19; sephora.com) and gradually layered the deep blue liner over and under the lash line, passing the outer corner of the eye to create a cat eye. Bass then topped off Gomez's top and bottom lashes with two coats of Volume Effect Faux Cil Mascara by YSL ($30; sephora.com). To contrast the navy, she painted the lips a pretty pop of magenta courtesy of Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid ($49, neimanmarcus.com), a perfect complement to the deep navy tones.

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