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A little while ago, actress Natalie Portman’s reps confirmed to People magazine exclusively that the actress is not only engaged to choreographer Benjamin Millepied, she’s also carrying his child! This will be the first child for the actress who is due in 2011.

The two met while they were working on the set of Black Swan, which is clearly where everything good that has happened to costume-making went down this year. The actress is nominated for both a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors’ Guild Award for her portrayal as a ballerina hell bent on perfection, and we’re guessing that her performance has a lot to do with Millepied’s instruction.

But as much as we know about Portman, Millepied isn’t quite as famous — or at least he isn’t yet. According to his profile in last June’s issue of Details, he’s got aspirations of being a director. Do we smell a Hollywood power family in the making? Why yes, we think we do!

Congratulations to the happy couple! :)

 
 
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Get ready for New Year's Eve with this lovely zebra print clutch by NYC celebrity designer Lauren Merkin! At home, on the red carpet or in the opera box, this linen bag adds grace and vintage chic to any evening. This style has been seen on countless A-Listers as a lovely addition to their red carpet frocks! Hidden magnetic snap closure, inside patch pocket, and signature pink striped shimmer lining. Made in NYC. 11.5 inches wide x 6 inches tall.

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The other day we wrote a post on how men don't notice women in high heels, but now we find out that what they TRULY do notice doesn't require anything except for a small little tube... For years, we’ve assumed that when a man looks at a woman’s face, his gaze lingers on her eyes. But now, we are told that the mouth is the really eye-catching part of the face . . . especially if its owner is wearing red lipstick.

That won’t be news to anyone of either sex who has found themselves transfixed by an outstanding pout — say, the one belonging to Scarlett Johansson, or Angelina Jolie’s extraordinary, era-defining lips.

Scientists at Manchester University used eye-tracking software to show that in the ten seconds after meeting a woman for the first time, the average man will spend more than half that time looking at her mouth, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

"For centuries, women have painted their lips red to enhance their appeal. The practice dates back as far as the Ancient Egyptians, who used red lipstick and rouge to enhance their attractiveness." said Dr. Geoff Beattie, who conducted the research.

"Our research suggests that red lips and perceived attractiveness are still ­inextricably linked, with red lipstick the most powerful attractor, and one that ­significantly increases visual fixation," added Dr. Beattie.

Looks like all the "Single Ladies" will be heading to the cosmetics counter in search of a fresh tube of red lipstick for their upcoming holiday & new year's soirees! Find out how you can get the look below!


 
 
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The key to your heart is in this edgy tee with rhinestone detail. Go ahead and take a risk on love! The SimDog Skeleton Key Tee can be paired with a boyfriend jacket for a chic sophisticated look or with a comfy cardigan for an everyday casual feel. Available in black or taupe!

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They say there will always be someone richer, cooler, and younger than you are. This is especially true in New York, where a new influx of youths with impressive lineage, fantastic footwear, and obnoxiously smooth skin arrives in town seemingly every day. And we're not talking about the ones who come via plane, train, automobile, or Chinatown bus. We're talking about the kids who are born here — who burst onto the scene from the bodies of New York's power players (or a surrogate) with a reservation number from a restaurant you will never get into already in their tiny hands. Who start out their lives peeing on Frette linens. Who get their first Prada shoes before they can walk. Who have the power to shut down FAO Schwarz and play out the whole scene from Big whenever they feel like it. Many of them are already household names: Apple, Moses, Suri, and Willow. 

Meet Carolina & Liliana Falcone: Age: 5½ (b. February 2005)
Philip Falcone’s Harbinger Capital may be having a little legal trouble at the moment, and their mom, philanthropist/producer/fashion plate Lisa, is still burning her way through Bergdorf. But with a family fortune estimated at $2.8 billion, it's safe to say young Carolina and Liliana will be able to afford anything their little hearts desire. Carolina and Liliana will grow up more coddled than inbred infantas, and on their 18th birthday they’re to open a treasure trove of designer gowns that’s presently being collected for them (LUCKY THEM!!):

"I bought a dress at Oscar de la Renta that reminds me of Liliana. It’s like a cupcake. I put it in a box with a note telling her all about the night I wore it. When the girls turn 18, I will give them the keys to a storage space. I’m putting all sorts of things in it."

Born at the crossroads of obscene wealth and lippy sass, these little Lass Fauntleroys are sure to cause trouble.

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The troubled global economy doesn’t appear to be curbing Roberto Cavalli’s appetite for entertainment and lifestyle projects.

The designer and Lebanon-based Pragma Group said they have a licensing agreement to open five Cavalli Clubs and 15 Cavalli Cafés in the next five years in cities across the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and South America, including Beirut; Istanbul; Mumbai, India; Shanghai, and São Paulo.

In the first two years, two Cavalli Clubs and three Cafés will open in five cities. In the second, three-year, phase, 10 venues will be unveiled in other locations. The investments will be financed through a fund dedicated to expanding Pragma Group’s lifestyle business.

There are existing Cavalli Clubs in Florence and Dubai — the latter also in a deal with Pragma — in addition to a Just Cavalli Club in Milan and three Cavalli Giacosa Cafés in Florence.

“The Cavalli Club Dubai represents probably the best interpretation of the lifestyle I have been creating with my fashion,” said Cavalli, who celebrated the brand’s 40th anniversary this year. “Together with the experience of the Pragma Group, we will further expand the network of clubs for entertaining my followers in some of the most important cities in the world.”

 
 
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