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Madonna Talks about Material Girl for Macy's, Plus More Photos!

Earlier I posted some sketches, now we have behind-the-scenes footage and more images of Madonna for Material Girl, the new fashion collection she designed with her daughter Lourdes.

Madonna commented, "Lola's influences, you know, watching films, watching music videos—she pays attention to what's going on in the street and what people are wearing, and she's much more fashion forward and savvy than I am at this point!"

Available exclusively at Macy's stores and on August 3rd, The Material Girl collection will include apparel, footwear, handbags, jewelry and hair accessories, with most items retailing between $12 and $40; a a crinoline dress with a built-in-bustier will sell for $80.

Keep reading to see more photos of Madge and pieces from the collection!

5 Under $50: Scalloped Details

From left: Two looks from the Spring 2009 Chloe runway; Actress Chloe Sevigny in Chloe scalloped shorts

There's something irresistible about scalloped edges, a whimsical petal-like detail that works on everything from shoes to shorts. Add some to your wardrobe with one of the following 5 scalloped fashion finds under $50!

5 Under $50: Designer-Inspired Sandals at Spiegel

Lately, I've noticed is stepping up its game with better product shots and brand-name offerings (Kelsi Dagger, anyone?) so that you don't even have to use your imagination to recognize the potential of many of the company's high-style, low-price offerings! Here are 5 designer-inspired sandals under $50 that recently caught my eye.

1. Crisscross Sandal, $39

Beauty Review: Alba Botanica Very Emollient Facial Sunblock

A quarter size glob of Alba's rich sunscreen will generously cover one's entire face.

Recently I received a complimentary sample of Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Facial SPF 20 Sunblock (normally $9.95 for a 4 oz. tube). I've been applying it every day now for about a week and a half, prior to my hour-long afternoon walks with my dog in the hot sun, and here's how it went: