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The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 Fashion Show Finale


Last night I attended The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 Fashion Show at Lincoln Center in New York, kicking of a week of exhausting but totally-worth-it fashion week mayhem. The show featured 20 big name celebrities who strutted down the catwalk in unique red gowns by top designers, from Dita Von Teese in a curve-hugging Zac Posen stunner to Patti LaBelle in Zang Toi. It was a lively, fun event that got the crowd's hearts pumping while building awareness about women and heart disease. Check out the short video I shot of the finale to see the stars and gowns in action.

H&M Conscious Collection Spring 2011 Campaign


As part of H&M's ongoing focus on sustainability, this April the Swedish fashion giant will introduce the Conscious Collection, a line of apparel for women, men and children, made from environmentally-adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, TencelĀ® and recycled polyester.

H&M's designers drew inspiration from different shades of white, one of the most important colours for Spring 2011. For women, white creates a romantic feel with lace, Broderie Anglaise, frills and draping. For men, the basic colour lends a sporty, relaxed style and a preppy tailored look.

Prices range from $9.95 for an organic cotton vest to $59.95 for a recycled fabric dress. The Conscious Collection will be on sale in all H&M stores from April 14th. The campaign photos are so ethereal and pretty. Hopefully I can get my hands on a couple pieces, you can never have too many white tops.

Click through to see the complete campaign.

Win Cool Stuff: Laura Elizabeth 'Hope Necklace' from Modnique.com




Please note: This giveaway has ended and is now closed to further entries. Find out who won here.

We've teamed up with Modnique.com, an amazing online flash sales site, to offer one lucky reader the chance to win this beautiful Hope Necklace by Laura Elizabeth jewelry - retail value $165.00! The Hope Necklace features a gold-filled chain and thoughtful charms including a wishbone, Ganesh, Buddha, dove, Ohm, Hand of God, peace sign, and Cross.

And, mark your calendars: From 2/13 - 2/16, Modnique will have a Laura Elizabeth sale event - so you'll have a chance to shop more of her amazing pieces at a discount.

To enter, tell us what's your most meaningful piece of jewelry in the comments section below.

Good luck!!

Entries must be posted by 12 noon ET on February 13th, 2011, to be eligible to win. Update: This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. This is not a sponsored post.