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Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Best Gifts for Fashionistas

Need to find a gift for the fashionista in your life? Here are great ideas for the style savvy, best dressed, go-to gal on your shopping list.

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There’s not a woman alive who doesn’t swoon for a pretty piece of jewelry, especially when it’s handmade just for them. Delicate pendants and rings with initials and monograms make an extra special gift for discerning fashionistas. These simple yet elegant baubles are timeless and will never go out of style.


Initial rings, $69 SarahChloe.com, Disc Necklace, $109 MarkandGraham.com

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A Day On Set:  American Idol Live! Tour Press Junket

I had so much fun attending the American Idol Live! press junket last week in Los Angeles, to interview Season 11’s Top 10 for Positively Celebrity

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I was lucky to have one on one time with everyone from runner-up Jessica Sanchez (so proud of my fellow Filipina!) to the soulful sweetheart, Joshua Ledet!  The big winner, Phillip Phillips, didn’t speak to any outlets individually, but we were still able to ask him questions as a group.  Click here to read my post with all the Q & A from the contestants.   


It was an early morning, but the Idols arrived full of energy and ready to chat.  Here are some candid snapshots from the day. 

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They even gave us a sneak peak of one of their group performances for their upcoming 45 city tour. 

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Here’s a link to my exclusive video of the gang singing One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”!

The American Idol Live! Tour kicks off in Detroit, Michigan on July 6th, and they’re even headed to the Philippines!  The Idols are also giving back as $1 from every ticket sold is being donated to The Heart Foundation!  For more information and to purchase tickets, visit AmericanIdol.com and Ticketmaster.com.

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100 “Likes” = $100 for Soles4Souls = 100 Pairs of Shoes For Those in Need

I love to support charitable organizations like Soles4Souls, which is a renowned non-profit that collects shoes for those in need around the world.  When I first learned about Soles4Souls, I couldn’t believe that 300 million children across the globe are without shoes! 


Shoes are a basic and essential need for everyday life, but many of us take them for granted.  As a fashion expert, I know I can say that I own far too many shoes!  This is why I strive to give back, by donating my gently worn or new shoes to Soles4Souls. 

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In an effort to raise awareness about this wonderful organization, I decided to start a campaign on my Facebook fan page.  For each new “like” on www.facebook.com/yourgalkara, I’ll donate $1 to Soles4Souls. 

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My initial goal is to gain 100 new “likes” so I can donate $100 to the charity.  This $100 will provide 100 pairs of shoes to those in need!  It’s that simple!  Please show your support by visiting my Facebook fan page and clicking “like.”  Help me to spread the word so we can make a difference in this world, one pair of shoes at a time!

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