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Items Du Jour: Jordin Sparks’ Fashion Faux Pas, Terry Shoots Cindy Crawford

Jordin Sparks+ Singer Jordin Sparks explains her fashion choice for the American Music Awards last month. While it's good to be adventurous when it comes to clothes, it's also good to invest in a fashionably adventurous stylist.

+ Tory and Chris Burch have finally settled their lawsuit. Not surprisingly, the former married couple are keeping tight-lipped about the details of the settlement.

+ Vogue shares the top fifteen best fashion quotes of 2012. Naturally, Karl Lagerfeld and Kristen Stewart dominate the list.

+ Cindy Crawford shows that she's still got it and she still knows how to have a good time, posing with champagne in front of the Hollywood sign for Terry Richardson.

+ Miranda Kerr ousted Kate Moss for the Mango campaign this season. Check out a behind-the-scenes video of her photoshoot!

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Items Du Jour: Ashley Greene Is a Redhead, SNL Spoofs Brad’s Chanel Ads

Karlie Kloss for Mango+ Just days before venturing on her Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 promotional tour, Ashley Greene colors her brunette locks to a striking red shade. Love it or leave it?

+ We showed you the preview of Karl Lagerfeld's photos of Victoria Beckham for French Elle -- now check out the full editorial!

+ Saturday Night Live takes to spoofing Brad Pitt's Chanel advertisements. He knew he had it coming, right?

+ Want a 24-carat gold temporary tattoo on your arm in the shape of jewelry? Of course you do! At least, that's what Dior's banking on, anyway.

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Kate Moss: Passion is Essential to Designers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, Models,

Kate MossKate Moss says passion is the key to being a great designer.

The supermodel has been in the fashion business for over 20 years and having worked with most of the top designers in the world, she says a love for creating is hugely important along with the determination to succeed.

"A good designer has to have passion and imagination and determination because it is a tough business," she said.

Kate is the face of high street clothing store Mango and Colleen Sherin, Fashion Director at Saks 5th Avenue believes it is a match made in heaven. "Kate Moss is beautiful and the perfect face for Mango, it's such a great fit. She's an icon who has always supported young fashion talent like Mango does," she said, speaking at the Mango Fashion Awards at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona.

"Mango is amazing because they support the young designers who will eventually be designing for huge companies in the future," Kate added.


Samsung Focus 2 LTE Windows Phone coming to AT&T on May 20 for $49

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Microsoft,

Samsung Focus 2 Windows Phone

AT&T is preparing to add a third LTE Windows Phone to its lineup with the addition of the Samsung Focus 2. This one is for the budget-minded among you, as the device will sell for just $49.99 with two-year contract--half the price of the Nokia Lumia 900 (see our Lumia 900 review.) As far as features go, the Focus 2 sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, five megapixel camera on back that can record 720p video, and a VGA-quality camera up front. Want one? You can scoop it up from AT&T when it goes on sale on May 20th.

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Nokia Lumia 900 unboxing gallery

Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone smartphone

AT&T, Microsoft, and Nokia are all making a big bet on the Lumia 900 Windows Phone, which launched on April 8 for $99 with two-year contract. That's a great deal, being that this is one of the first AT&T LTE devices, and the first major mainstream Nokia Windows Phone device to hit the US. Those who pre-order through Walmart get it at half price ($49 with contract,) and new AT&T customer walk away with the Nokia Lumia 900 for free. We got our Lumia 900 in a bit early, and we're working on getting our final review up. In the meantime, though, we've put together a Lumia 900 unboxing gallery showing off the hardware. Go ahead and take a look--it's a gorgeous device! When you're done with that, then head over and get a peek at our insanely thorough Lumia 900 review!

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Unboxing Live 083: Samsung Focus S Windows Phone

In this episode we give you a look at the Samsung Focus S, the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango follow-up to last year's Samsung Focus (which was one of the launch Windows Phone 7 devices.) The Samsung Focus S features a 1.4 GHz processor, an 8 megapixel camera that can record in 720p, and a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display. It also supports 802.11n Wi-Fi networks and has Bluetooth built-in as well. You can pick up the Samsung Focus S on Amazon for $119.

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Bleeding Edge TV 408: HTC Titan review and giveaway

The HTC Titan is a beast of a smartphone, and we're here to tell you all about it, and give one away to one of our lucky readers or viewers. This is one of the first Windows Phone 7.5 Mango devices, and it's got a 480x800 4.7-inch display with a 1.5 GHz processor on the inside, along with 16 GB storage and 512 MB RAM. You also get an 8 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and BSI sensor that records in 720p HD, and a 1.3 megapixel front camera as well. We give you even more details in this episode, which you can watch above.

Don't forget, you can win one of these from us! Just head on over to our HTC Titan giveaway page to enter.

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Giveaway: HTC Titan Windows Phone!

htc titan giveaway

Yes - we're giving away an HTC Titan smartphone, running Windows Phone 7 Mango! We know that Christmas has come and gone, and we hope our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide served you all well, but we're not done with the gift-giving just yet. The HTC Titan we're giving away runs on the AT&T network, and is one of the first Mango devices that are available, and sports a 1.5 GHz processor and has 16 GB of storage built-in.

So, how do you enter to win the HTC Titan? Simply use the widget below to keep track of your entries! We've got a lot of ways for you to enter, but don't check off any that you don't actually perform. If you do, you'll be eliminated:

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Samsung Focus S review: The best Windows Phone in the US

Samsung Focus S review

When we first reviewed the Samsung Focus Flash, we felt its smaller form factor and significantly lower price made it a better deal than the Focus S at first glance ($199.99 - $19.99 on Amazon). Now that we've tested the Focus S, we're singing a different tune. True, you're only getting a bigger screen, an improved camera, and a thinner profile, but the Focus S brings Windows Phone 7.5 Mango closer than it has ever been to the high-end. That alone makes this  smartphone worth a close look, especially given its slick OS. Click on through to see why in our full Samsung Focus S review.

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T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 710 hands-on

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Microsoft,

And the Lumia 710 shall lead them. T-Mobile and Nokia today announced the first Nokia Windows Phone in the U.S.: not the flashy Lumia 800, but its lower-cost sibling, the Lumia 710. I got some time with it and spoke to Nokia and T-Mobile execs about the companies' strategy.

First, the phone: the Lumia 710 is a medium-sized, slab-style cell phone with cropped corners and a curved back. It isn't really a rectangle, but it also isn't as radically shaped as the Lumia 800. Below the 3.7-inch, 800-by-480 LCD screen there's a large physical button, and there's a 5-megapixel camera that records 720p video on the soft-touch back. The phone comes in black and white.

Nokia used pretty classy materials for a $49-with-contract phone, although the 710 doesn't measure up to the Lumia 800's polycarbonate body. The bright, sharp screen is Corning Gorilla Glass, and the phone feels solidly built. Turned off, the black model has the usual problem where it will blend in with a line of other black slab phones, though.

The Lumia 710 runs Microsoft's Windows Phone Mango OS with a few exclusive additions. Nokia's Drive GPS software offers free driving directions, both on and offline, in 2D and 3D. App Highlights helps point out useful apps among the 40,000-plus in Microsoft's store, and T-Mobile TV offers several dozen streaming TV channels.

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