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Targeting designers

For those of you who are as obsessed with Target, you may have noticed an intriguingly hip-looking section of women’s clothing plastered with "GO International" signs. Here’s the skinny: Target partners with an awesome designer, who designs a line of clothing for the store. The line, which is also appealingly affordable, is available for 60 days in stores and online and then it’s gone.

Believe it or not, Target’s already on its fourth go-round in teaming up with designers. Up next is New York designer Behnaz Sarafpour, whom the store declares "America’s next fashion sweetheart" and has worked with another Target darling— Isaac Mizrahi. Sarafpour’s designs ooze city chic, yet are accented with classic girly trimmings like lace, bows and jewels, resulting in a classically beautiful yet modern line — perfect for the upcoming holiday party season.

Sarafpour’s line, which ranges in price from $7.99 for a stone-studded headband to $89.99 for a patent leather jacket, will be available for 60 days starting today. For more info go to and click on women’s clothing and under "Shop by Department," choose "GO International."

Powder perfection


Lush Cosmetics, known for its natural ingredients and handmade products, has introduced a line of deodorant powders.

Perfect for when you need to freshen up post-gym but have no time to shower, the powders use natural astringents to minimize sweating and antibacterial essential oils to help stop odors.

The powder is available in four scents ($6.95 each,; Powder Puff and Mr T. Powder Puff is intoxicatingly rose-scented and made with orris powder, which Lush says is its most expensive ingredient and feels like it too. Mr T — the T stands for the powdered tea tree herb used in this powder. Mr T, which has antimicrobial and antifungal properties, keeps your tootsies smelling fresh.

All things ’80s:

This year’s fashion flashback is all about the ‘80s. Don’t get us wrong: We’re not advocating the return of blue eye shadow, football shoulder pads, acid wash or sky-high bangs. But we are noticing stretchy leggings, retro sneakers, jersey tunics and oversize striped sweaters.

Bring a baggy top, miniskirt and footless tights outfit up to date by cinching your waist with a wide belt and sliding on a pair of pointy-toed flats. For the skinny jeans-obsessed seeking inspiration a la rocker Pat Benatar, complete your ensemble with suede shoe boots or pointy-toed pumps and chunky plastic jewelry.

For those who went through the ’80s the first time and could go without ever seeing it again -- just look the other way!

Style march


This fall, march into style in a military coat, which will be available in a variety of lengths. Pea coat or trench, straight or with a flaring bottom, soldier- and sailor-inspired outerwear is most recognizable by its rows of brass oversize buttons.

Fashion designer Charles Anastase actually had a model walk down the runway during Fall Fashion Week wearing a red and black, double-breasted, cropped military jacket — and Napoleon hat. See for yourself at

The look is fairly simple to achieve, just make sure your military piece is tailored to your body. It also pairs well with boots.

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