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I Love Barneys' New Fashion Director

Barneys New York, one of Lucky's all-time favorite shopping destinations, has just named Amanda Brooks as the company's new fashion director. Brooks, in case you didn't know, is the veteran fashion stylist, former Tuleh muse, onetime Domino magazine darling, and author of I Love Your Stylewhich, next to The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style and Simon Doonan's Eccentric Glamour, is one of my favorite find-your-style guide on record.

Brooks might be a fashion expert, but she has a lot to say about beauty, too -- and a cool, modern approach to it. Sample tip: Wear fresh, minimalist makeup to tone down a dramatic or nostalgic outfit, and bold makeup to punch up a conservative look. (Try it--it works.)

What's with All the Spam in the Comments Section?

We're sure that you've noticed the flood of spam in the comments section lately. Spammers beware--we are completely on top of it. As we figure out a way to put a stop to this madness, we ask you for your patience and that you don't stop leaving your own comments, because we love hearing from you!