Norell Giancana

A Leg Up

Warm and stylish, these wool wide-leg trousers by GF Ferré (on sale for $101.00, djpremium.com) are a wardrobe staple. Great for job interviews, casual dinners or holiday affairs, these pants look fantastic with a cardigan, a plain white tank, or a sexy camisole.


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Just a Flirt

This ruffled cami sold at Anthropologie ($58) is absolutely gorgeous with its whimsical ruffles and soft, creamy color.


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Ready to Impress

Express has gotten it absolutely right with this satin pleated tube dress. It’s the ultimate cocktail frock with its clean lines, simple design and touch of spandex, making it flattering on almost any body type. Not to mention, the pocket detail and waist pleats are perfect for when you’ve eaten too much at dinner. And at the fantabulous price of $60, it’s a no-brainer. It comes in a rainbow of bright color options, too.


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Feeling Pretty

This Aqua Brocade Combo Dress in black and gold number is perfect for this year’s holiday office party. And priced at $98, its affordable and versatile enough (it can double as your christmas and/or New Year’s eve ensemble) to maximize your dollar. Paired with a strappy pump (for you ladies on the West Coast) or with a bootie and opaqe tights (for the east coast fashionistas), this look can be fun and edgy.


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Light up the Night

This Silence&Noise Sequin Racerback Tank from Urban Outfitters is essential for every party girl’s closet.


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Brazilian University Allows Mini-Skirt Wearing Student Back to Class

Late last month, a female student at Bandeirante University in Brazil was expelled after wearing a dress to campus that nearly caused a riot. Geisy Arruda, 20, says that she “always dressed in a way that makes me feel good and that doesn’t offend anybody.” But on October 22, videos turned up on YouTube of the young woman being heckled and insulted by other students.


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Jennifer Lopez Goes After Ex-Husband

Who really remembers Jennifer Lopez’s first hubby? No, not Puffy and no, not Ben, who married that other Jen. She was never married to either of them. And no, not that nice back-up dancer either. We’re talking about Ojani Noa, the waiter-cum-I’m gonna make millions from the tell-all book and 11+ hours of potentially compromising home video footage of the world’s hottest woman.


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Kenny Ortega Drops Out of "Footloose" Remake

Just days before the opening of his highly anticipated Michael Jackson concert film, This Is It (Oct. 28), Kenny Ortega has stepped down as director of the remake of the 1984 classic Footloose. Sources claim that his decision to call it quits stemmed from creative and budgetary differences with Paramount Pictures. Ortega, who directed the insanely popular High School Musical films and choreographed the timeless Dirty Dancing, is said to have wanted elaborate musical numbers and a $30 million budget.


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Video: Explosion Hits Gulf Facility in Puerto Rico

Caribbean Petroleum Corporation, a gasoline warehouse and distributor in San Juan, Puerto Rico exploded today. Officials said that there was a blast at 12:30 a.m. which caused 11 of the 40 tanks at the facility to burst into flames. Smoke and fire could be seen from miles away and only worsened hours after the explosion. FBI agents were on site to investigate the cause and firefighters are currently on scene attempting to contain the situation but told the press that it seems that It will take several days to put out the fire. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.


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Nicole Richie & Joel Madden Break Ground on New Playground for Disadvantaged Kids

After a year of fundraising, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden broke ground on a new playground for children at Beyond Shelter’s Broadway Village II in downtown Los Angeles. The new apartment complex, which is located in a neighborhood with one of the highest concentrations of crime and poverty in the city, is home to 50 homeless families. The children of these families are limited to playing inside all day or on a concrete slab outdoors.


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