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H&M Conscious Collection Now Available in Stores

Just in time for Earth Day 2012, affordable retailer H&M has launched their new eco-friendly Conscious Collection. The exclusive line expands on the brand’s mission to bring sustainable fashion to the forefront, while also proving that green fashion can be quite chic! The collection is available in 100 stores worldwide, with select items also available on the retailer’s website. And with prices ranging from $5.95 to $299, you can be fashionable and socially responsible without spending a fortune!

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Budget fashionistas are loving the Conscious Collection, with the line’s casual yet sophisticated pieces, feminine color palette and versatile styling. With an infusion of pretty pastels and floral prints, the collection is perfect for the warmer months of spring and summer.

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Highlights of the line include this Knee Length Dress ($14.95) and Wide Cut Shorts ($29.95), both in a whimsical powder pink floral pattern.

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This Fitted Blazer ($49.95) with flirty ruffle details would be the perfect finishing touch for either look!

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Hollywood’s most stylish stars are also big fans of the Exclusive Glamour Collection, an extension of the Conscious line that consists of red carpet ready looks made of sustainable materials like organic cotton, hemp, and recycled polyester.

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A-list celebs like Academy Award winners Viola Davis and Michelle Williams, as well as Sex and the City star, Kristin Davis, have been photographed in the eco-friendly collection on the red carpet.

The Conscious Collection is also available for men and kids. For more information on H&M’s sustainability efforts, click here.

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Jason Wu Collection Now Available At Target…If You’re Lucky!

If you’re a frugal fashionista, you’ll be happy to know that Jason Wu’s capsule collection for Target launched on February 5th! Most known for designing the beautiful white gown that Michelle Obama wore to the Presidential Inauguration Ball in 2009, Wu’s line for Target brings high fashion to the masses, with clothing and accessories ranging from $19.99 to $59.99. But since the limited edition collection hit stores on Sunday, shoppers have been finding that many of the most coveted styles and in demand sizes have sold out fast! If you want to score a piece of fashion history, head to your local Target or Target.com ASAP! Jason Wu for Target will only be available through March 6th, if it even lasts that long!

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The Target website features all the best looks from the Jason Wu collection, and even some exclusive online styles that have hit the site in the last few days. The collection is ultra feminine with clean lines and exquisite details, reminiscent of an American girl in Paris! The pieces are easy to wear and figure flattering.

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One of the most popular looks of the line is this gold textured blouse and black pleated skirt ($29.99), as featured in the Jason Wu for Target television commercial. This look is sexy and sophisticated, perfect for an evening out on the town!

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Wu’s use of nautical colors is both playful and romantic, as seen with the following two looks.  This navy floral skirt ($29.99), red silk blouse ($26.99), and cardigan would be pretty for the office or even a spring wedding.

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This Americana striped tee ($19.99) and cuffed shorts are a fun, relaxed look for a weekend lunch with friends.

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One of Target.com’s exclusives is this flirty spotted sleeveless dress with black belt ($39.99). Pair this versatile shift with wedges for day or with black pumps and a blazer for night!

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Many fashion insiders are predicting that Jason Wu’s signature black cat, Milu, will become an industry icon! The mischievous cat is featured on this tote, tee, and silk scarf, which are only available in stores. Tres chic!

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Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet Fashion Review

Awards Season 2012 is officially in full swing, and Hollywood’s biggest stars came dressed to impress for Sunday night’s Golden Globes! As one of the first major red carpet events of the season, A-list fashionistas were setting trends worthy of a double take. Here’s a rundown of the biggest trends that we’re definitely going to see this Awards Season!

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The classic color combination is reminiscent of Old Hollywood glamour. Best Actress winners, Kate Winslet and Claire Danes, looked stunning in sophisticated black and white gowns with sexy and feminine twists. Kate went for a refined Jenny Packham gown with flutter sleeves, a keyhole neckline, and Swarovski crystals at the waist. Claire literally turned heads in her modern J. Mendel column gown with a daring open back covered in sparkling rhinestones.

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Bold Blues

The hottest color on the red carpet was like a dazzling sapphire gem, with starlets making dramatic statements in striking shades of blue. The voluptuous Sofia Vergara stole the show in a body hugging custom Vera Wang mermaid gown with cascading ruffles and draping. “The Artist” actress, Berenice Bejo, looked amazing in a vibrant cobalt blue Gucci strapless gown and a matching vintage clutch.



From the runway to the red carpet, Hollywood’s latest fashion trend is sleeved dresses. Best Actress winner, Michelle Williams, was an image of romantic elegance in a navy velvet embroidered gown by Jason Wu. Best Actress winner, Laura Dern, sparkled in an emerald Andrew Gn gown with a plunging neckline and belted waist.


If you’re looking for a special occasion dress and want the Golden Globes look for less, check out Faviana.com. Known for recreating the best celebrity red carpet looks, the design team at Faviana is currently working on replicas of Angelina Jolie’s custom Versace stunner, as well as Jessica Alba’s lavender embroidered Gucci gown. Both will be available in the next 6-8 weeks with prices starting at $250!

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Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Mini Collection Now Available at Target

Pop superstar and fashion designer, Gwen Stefani, has launched an exclusive collection of kids clothing and accessories at everybody’s fave budget friendly retailer, Target!

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Gwen brings her cool and eclectic style to the new Harajuku Mini collection, offering affordable options for infants, toddlers and girls. The 80-piece line has a little something for everyone, with prices ranging from $3.99 to $29.99.

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Inspired by the funky fashions of Japan, the Harajuku Mini collection combines bright colors, feminine charm and a whole lot of rock and roll! Stefani infused her California-punk style with a Japanese Pop-Art aesthetic, while also making each piece of the Harajuku Mini line versatile and age appropriate.

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One of the must have items in the girls’ collection is the Plaid Punker Pant ($24.99). These super cool bottoms combine the rocker edge of a skinny pant with an unexpected girly twist. The detachable half skirt, which is almost kilt-like, gives kiddos the option to go all out and make a real style statement! It’s a look that’s young, hip and very playful!

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You can’t have a great pair of bottoms without a cool top to go along with it! The Harajuku Mini line has a festive assortment of long sleeve tees, hoodies, and tuxedo inspired tops ($14.99 to $19.99) that any kid would adore!

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Every girl loves a party dress, no matter what age you are! For ultra feminine infants, the 2-Piece Panda Tutu Set ($19.00) is the perfect combination of frills and fun. Pair this with hot pink leggings and a cool pair of kicks, and your tot will truly be rolling in style!

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For toddlers, the Polka Dot Dress ($25.00) with red satin belt has the right amount of sparkle and shine to make her feel like the belle of the ball!

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And for older girls, the Leopard Ruffle Dress ($24.99) will bring out her inner Gwen Stefani in true rocker glam fashion!

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The Harajuku Mini collection also features an adorable assortment of onesies, coveralls, and separates for baby hipsters. With prices ranging from $10.00 to $30.00, you can stock up on all the cutest infant clothes without breaking the bank!

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Thanks to Gwen Stefani and Target, trend setting kids (and their parents too) have a uniquely fashion forward clothing collection that is super affordable!

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Versace for H&M Debuts November 19th

Versace, the iconic Italian fashion house with celebrity fans like Beyonce, Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez (remember that show stopping green dress with plunging v-neck?), is debuting a more affordable collection at select H&M stores on November 19th. Known for their sexy statement dresses, bold graphic prints, and outfit making accessories, Versace hits the budget friendly retailer just in time for frugal shoppers to get a fabulous holiday look for less!

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Highlights of the new line include simple item pieces with a twist, like this chic black pleated silk skirt ($69.95). What makes this so very Versace are the delicate metal corners that embellish each pleat on the hem. This is definitely not your average black skirt! Tuck a collared shirt into this skirt for an office look, or pair it with a sparkly tank and killer heels for a night on the town!

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Leggings ($29.95) are also an essential item in the line, and a great way to play with fashion without breaking the bank! Bold patterns and geometric studs adorn these affordable must haves, all in a comfortable stretch fabric with a slight sheen. Add some drama to your everyday look with these fun and funky leggings!

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If you’re looking to make a statement this New Years Eve, try one of these dazzling party dresses! This hot pink sleeveless dress ($199) is flirty and feminine, the perfect dress for any holiday party. The silk, sheath style dress has festive metal studs and a standout gold zipper on the back.

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For an option that really says Versace, try this silver metal mesh dress ($249) that is dramatic, sexy, and sparkly! The knee-length style comes in a mesh-like metal fabric, with a draped neckline, cross back straps and chiffon lining. Wear it with a belt to show off your curves, or with tights and booties for an edgier look.

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The Versace for H&M collection also features shoes, jewelry, and accessories (from $19.95 to $149), as well as specialty items for men and home.

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Fashionable Celebrities Debut Affordable Clothing Lines

Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are venturing in to the world of fashion, launching exclusive collections with budget friendly retailers. These leading ladies are not only stylish, but they represent real women with their curvaceous bodies! The best part about the following lines is that they are designed for women with every body type, no matter if you’re petite or full figured. This fall, check out these amazing designer debuts to look fabulous without breaking the bank!

Kardashian Kollection for Sears

The Kardashian sisters have taken the world by storm, and now, they’re making a statement in the world of fashion as well! The Kardashian Kollection recently hit Sears stores nationwide, offering budget conscious fashionistas the opportunity to get celeb inspired style for less. The specialty line features clothing, intimates, footwear, jewelry, and handbags, all priced between $20 and $150.

Highlights of the collection include feminine silhouettes and glamorous item pieces, which are signature looks of the style setting sisters. The Tuxedo Inspired Dress ($68.99, on sale through 10/29) in plum and black is a sexy, body hugging style that beautifully showcases a woman’s hourglass figure.


For a fun night on the town, this sparkly sequined Waterfall Jacket ($68.99, also on sale through 10/29) would be perfect with skinny jeans and a platform pump!

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Jennifer Lopez Collection for Kohl’s

Megastar Jennifer Lopez recently unveiled her new fashion collection at Kohl’s, with apparel, sleepwear, shoes, and accessories priced between $16 and $150. The Jennifer Lopez Collection is the perfect representation of the multitalented diva, a combination of feminine elegance and contemporary glamour. The line is designed with the female body in mind, with strategically placed draping, ruching and asymmetrical details to highlight a woman’s curves.


One of the most popular pieces is this Crop Faux Fur Jacket ($60, on sale from $100). This item is one of the biggest trends of the season, and a must for every fashionista going in to the holiday season. Wear this luxe find with everything from a floral maxi to a cocktail dress!

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For a classic take on Old Hollywood, this cap sleeve Embellished Top ($28.80, on sale from $48) with beaded accents would look great tucked into a high-waisted skirt, or with a simple pair of black pants.

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Sofia by Sofia Vergara for Kmart

Modern Family actress, Sofia Vergara, collaborated with Kmart to create a cool and accessible line of apparel, accessories and footwear that launched this past fall. Sofia by Sofia Vergara features items ranging from $16.99 to $59.99, and is by far the most affordable of the new celebrity collections to hit stores this season. The motto of the collection is “work what you got,” inspiring women to love their bodies and wear clothes that complement their shapes. Vergara’s goal is for women to look stunning at a great price, whether you’re a busy career woman or mom on the go.

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Highlights of the line include form fitting dresses that flatter all figures, and easy separates that are great for mixing and matching. This black Bat Wing Dress ($29.99) has a blousy top and fitted skirt, making it a sexy and comfortable choice.

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This royal blue Surplice Top ($22.99) features asymmetrical draping and a deep V-neck, which instantly lengthens your body and cinches your waist. What more could a woman ask for?!

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How to Wear Red From Head to Toe

Sunday night’s Emmy awards reminded viewers what Hollywood is all about – making a bold statement on the red carpet! Television’s biggest stars did not disappoint, with leading ladies taking center stage in the hottest color of the season, red! While red may seem too daring for some, this is definitely the time of year for fashionistas to play with this striking and confident shade. Let the best dressed from the Emmys red carpet inspire you to experiment with this sexy color from head to toe!

Red Lips

Christina Hendricks and Kerry Washington rocked classic red lips on the Emmys red carpet, reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour! If you want to try the red trend but don’t want to go overboard, start by adding a hint of color with beauty products. Red lips are chic and timeless, and a pretty look for day or night. Try a matte red lip instead of a glossy sheen for a more sophisticated feel. If you have fairer skin like Christina, opt for a blue-based red lipstick, while deep reds complement darker complexions like Kerry’s.


Revlon’s ColorBurst Lipstick in True Red is the perfect shade for everyone, an inexpensive buy at just $8.99 at drugstores nationwide, or $6.28 on Amazon.com

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Crimson hued nails and toes are also a fun way to play with color. Rich tones of ruby, burgundy, and tomato are big nail color trends for fall. Just make sure to keep your nails short and manicured to avoid looking tacky!
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Red Accessories

Zooey Deschanel and Kaley Cuoco added some unexpected pops of color to their Emmy looks by wearing statement red accessories! Every fashionista has a collection of belts, but nothing says stylish trendsetter than a sexy red sash. Look for a thin to medium width belt in all the materials and textures of the season. From classic patent and luxurious leather, to a simple ribbon style like Zooey’s, a red belt complements fall’s textured pants, printed tops, and refined shapes. Check out ShopStyle.com for 29 sizzling styles under $25!

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To really spice up your LBD, add a bold platform pump and clutch like Kaley. Red shoes and handbags are definite outfit makers, and this season there are a ton of updated versions to transform your look. A subtle round toe pump or leather stiletto are ideal for day, while a seductive reptile heeled sandal would be great for a night on the town. These patent rubies are just $79 on Zappos.com!

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Ladylike purses are also a major trend for fall. Look for structured shapes and simple hardware, like on the Mayfair Satchel from Handbag Heaven ($40.95). This oversized, faux exotic skin bag is elegant and polished, the perfect combination!  Use Your GAL Kara’s exclusive coupon code FALL11 for an extra 15% off anything from Handbag Heaven (valid through 9/30/11)!

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Ladies in Red

Kate Winslet and Lea Michele stole the show on the red carpet, wearing dramatic red gowns that showed off their best assets! Take a cue from these lovely ladies and mix some red items in to your wardrobe this fall.

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If you want to make a statement, try a sexy, body hugging red dress. Look for styles that cover up and don’t show too much skin, like a wrap or sheath. Both are fit for the office or a first date! Macy’s.com has a good selection of affordable red dresses, like this NY Collection Wrap Dress for just $48! And remember, it’s important to balance your look when wearing such a powerful hue, so keep your accessories and makeup simple.

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If you want a more sophisticated look, experiment with the season’s skirts and tops. Mix it up with different shades of crimson for a fashion forward feel, like pairing a burgundy button up with a cardinal red skirt. This Halogen Pencil Skirt from Nordstrom.com is a versatile layering piece, and it’s only $59! Adding these fiery pieces to your closet will definitely make you feel beautiful and confident as the weather cools off this fall!

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GAL Star Style – Jennifer Lopez

One of my favorite celebrities and style icons is Jennifer Lopez, a singer, actress, mogul, mom, and of course, the newest judge on American Idol! The former “Fly Girl” and People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful Woman” is a lady who always dresses to impress. Read on for some easy fashion tips and suggestions, so that you too can dress like Jenny from the Block!

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Whether she’s on the red carpet at the Grammy’s or American Idol, Jennifer knows how to show off her best assets…her legs! It’s important for woman to recognize what their body type is and which areas they should highlight the most.

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For Ms. Lopez, it’s her legs, and she loves to wear mini dresses and shorts that are the perfect length to look both sexy and sophisticated. She balances her ensembles by pairing leg baring looks with long sleeves and tailored jackets.

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These silk shorts from Express would look amazing on Jennifer, and on anyone who wants to be flirty and fabulous this summer!

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A glamorous diva at heart, JLo loves to make a statement! And no matter how much sparkle she’s rockin’, she still manages to look classically chic. On the Venus red carpet, she paired a dazzling skirt with a neutral beige blouse.


For the American Idol finale, she looked stunning in a nude jumpsuit with just a hint of bling.


Take a cue from Jennifer when wearing metallics – go for subtle hints of sparkle and balance out sequins by wearing metallics with basic neutrals.

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Even when running around with her twins, Jennifer always looks put together. A fashion forward mom, Jennifer keeps it simple in maxi dresses, shorts, and sandals.

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A romper or jumpsuit is a super comfortable option for busy moms on the go like JLo. They’re both fashionable and functional, the perfect combination!

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This dark khaki colored jumper is sweet and sassy, just like Jennifer! Check out Macys.com for more fab jumpsuits under $50!

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Jennifer’s mommy style wouldn’t be complete without her signature oversized sunglasses! Even if you think you’re too busy to dress up or accessorize, nothing tops off a look better than a great pair of shades. Sunglass Warehouse is a fantastic place to get all of Jennifer’s favorite styles for under $20!

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Summer 2011 Accessory Trends – Watches

Watches have officially made a comeback for summer, not only as a timepiece, but as a style statement and essential accessory! Watches are both functional and fashionable, plus they’re the perfect accessory to show off your personality. No matter if you’re a sophisticated, sporty, or glamorous gal, there’s definitely a watch to fit your lifestyle!

For classic style setters like Reese Witherspoon, try an oversized gold watch to complement your looks day to night.  This champagne dial watch from Fossil is simple and sophisticated!

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If you love feminine accents like Natalie Portman, wear a watch in the hottest hue of the season, rose gold.  This rectangular face watch from Fossil is sweet and ladylike!

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For fashionable divas like Jennifer Lopez, add some bling to your look with a gold bracelet style watch with dazzling rhinestones.  This cuff style watch from the Jennifer Lopez Collection is stunning!

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If you’re a sexy glam gal like Beyonce, try a mixed material watch with leather and gold chains.  This double wrap watch from Guess would definitely add some spice to any outfit!

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And if you live to rock bold tones like Katy Perry and Rihanna, have some fun with the playful and colorful styles of summer!  Nixon and Swatch watches are big celeb favorites and are super affordable too!

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Positively Celebrity Launches App!  Available on iTunes Now! 

Since March of this year, I’ve had the pleasure of being a Fashion Editor for Positively Celebrity, a fantastic new website with a positive take on the world of celebrities and pop culture!  As Fashion Editor, I have the opportunity to feature the best dressed stars, style trends, and tips on how to achieve the celebrity look for less! 

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I’m so excited to announce that the Positively Celebrity Smartphone App has officially launched, so those on the go can have full access to all the celebrity news, beauty, fashion, and fitness tips 24/7!  Download the App by clicking here!

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Here’s a taste of what the Positively Celebrity App has to offer:

–Exclusive how-to videos from established experts on the latest beauty secrets, celebrity fitness tips and current fashion trends.
–Daily blog posts that celebrate the good things celebrities are doing to be inspiration to all.
–Exciting red carpet footage from Hollywood’s biggest movie premieres, press junkets and award shows.
–The latest entertainment news and tv/movie reviews.
–Extensive info about reputable celebrity charities for incredible causes and how you can be involved.
–Guide to celebrity hot spots around the world where you can vacation, dine or party like a real rock star.
–Links to where you can purchase budget-friendly celebrity-inspired fashion.
–Celebrity Twitter Feed so you can keep up to date with all your favorite celebs and much more!

Check out the Positively Celebrity App for exclusive vlogs from yours truly, Your GAL Kara!  Follow us on Twitter too @positivelyceleb!

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