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Picture this.

I’ve just found a killer pair of shoes at ALDO.

I head to the checkout counter to pay for them.

And just before the sales assistant puts the purchase through, she says, “Would you like to make a donation to fight HIV/AIDS across the world?”

She’s caught me completely off guard.

I’d really love to make a contribution but I’ve already exceeded my budget after picking up a few other items that weren’t on my shopping list today.

What do I do?

That’s completely besides the point.

But here’s what you can do.

ALDO, in partnership with YouthAIDS, is continuing its fight against AIDS by offering Love for Life bracelets.

In conjunction with World AIDS Day, December 1st, these limited edition ALDO Fights AIDS items are available at all ALDO, ALDO Accessories and ALDO Outlet stores, as well as online at http://www.aldoshoes.com.

ALDO will donate 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the bracelets to YouthAIDS.

Go get yours!

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It’s that time of year again.

We’ll struggle to find the perfect gift for the ones we love.

Celebrity Stylist Mark-Alan Harmon and Prime Outlets have some pretty helpful tips.

Gift-Giving Don’ts

  1. Don’t force your own personal style or look onto someone else.
  2. Don’t buy anything for family and friends that is extremely low-cut or considered sexy. (I don’t totally agree.)
  3. Never buy shoes for anyone unless you know their exact shoe size and preferred designer.
  4. Never give pre-packaged fragrance sets that are poorly wrapped. They come across as impersonal and last minute.
  5. Avoid inexpensive packaging; the outside of the present should match the essence of what’s inside.

There’s a new website out there called FreeJewelry.com that’s creating a bit of buzz.

They’re giving away jewelry for free!

The folks at JewelryRebate.com said they developed it in response to the changing economy.

The web site showcases six pieces of jewelry at a time with new pieces displayed every 15 minutes.

The selection includes sterling silver, fresh water pearls, fashion jewelry, and so much more.

According to the web site owners, the jewelry, with retail values up to $99.99, is available to customers for a small shipping and processing fee.

Khloe Kardashian is giving away jewelry from her store, DASH.

Each piece is from the Kidada for Disney Couture jewelry line.

Find out how you can win.

Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon is launching a children’s jewelry collection.

After reporting on Nicole Richie’s jewelry line debut last week, we learned of Garcelle’s project.

However, unlike House of Harlow, she’ll be focusing on charms hung from precious metal cords, according to PEOPLE.

Garcelle’s collection launches mid-November.

Read PEOPLE’s full report.

Nicole Richie is officially a jewelry designer.

Named House of Harlow 1960 after her kiddo, the collection is available at Kitson.

If you preorder your favorite piece today, it’ll ship the first week in December.

Check out House of Harlow stuff.

Armaan Swiss Diamond Watches has signed Olympic gold medal basketball team member Dwight Howard as its official NBA Brand Ambassador.

Apparently, it’s in honor of Dwight’s efforts to help bring the US team back to glory with their Olympic win.

Armaan Swiss Diamond Watches designed a full-pave, $100,000 diamond watch for him. The NBA star will be making a series of in-store appearances at select Armaan retailers in the US in 2008 and 2009.

Just in case you still don’t know who he is…

Dwight Howard plays forward center on the NBA Orlando Magic team and is a member of the NBA All-Star Team. Howard, who is one of the top rebounders in the sport, was the No. 1 pick out of high school for the 2004 NBA draft. He was selected as one of the 12 players for Team USA for the Beijing 2008 Games along with basketball superstars Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade.

OMG!

Last night the Emmys were blinged out beyond belief.

Check out who was wearing what – including a single piece of jewelry worth nearly $250,000. Read More »

Pierce Mattie Public Relations firm has issued its Haute List.

It’s a collection of brands the folks at the firm think we should be keeping an eye on.

Here’s their roundup of the beauty and fashion brands to watch.

Indie Fashion & Beauty Magazines:
1.    
Visionaire
2.    Metro.Pop
3.    VMAN

Foreign Beauty & Fashion Magazines:
1.    Company (UK)
2.    Jessica (Hong Kong)
3.    Trendi (Finland)

TV Shows:
1.    90210
2.    Kath & Kim
3.    Gossip Girl

Women’s Apparel:
1.    Topshop
2.    Valentino under Alessandra Fachinetti
3.    Rodarte

Men’s Apparel:
1.    Pastelle
2.    RMC Martin Ksohoh
3.    ANAMA

Jewelry Brands:
1.    John Hardy
2.    
Alexis Bittar
3.    Trollbeads

Handbag Lines:
1.    Rebecca Minkoff
2.    Foley+Corinna
3.    
Timi & Leslie

Cosmetic Lines:
1.    e.l.f.
2.    Colorescience
3.    Classified Cosmetics

It’s true.

Whenever a celeb endorses a product, we pay attention.

Today, it’s Kim Kardashian recommending CC Skye’s bangle collection with its fierce summer colors. In Kim’s blog post for July 23, she writes:

She is a Los Angeles native who traveled to all the way to Kathmandu, Nepal, to gain inspiration for her bohemian bracelets and bags. She even lived with a shaman in a mud hut in the hills of the Himalayas while filming a documentary on Hindus and Buddhists.

When she got back to the states, she says she began to approach design with a whole new perspective…

I am talking about designer CC Skye, and she makes the cutest accessories! I am so into bangle bracelets for the summer, and CC makes them in an array of eye-popping colors! 

Bangles are an awesome way to spice up a casual t-shirt and jeans look or can be worn when you’re dressed up and going out. 

Check out CC’s designs and let me know what you think!

See them for yourself.