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Win Tickets to the Stoli x ELLE 'Most Original Design' Fashion Show!

Cocktails and fashion go together like Carrie Bradshaw and Manolo Blahniks...or studs and leather...or polka-dots and pleats. In other words, a perfect match made in stylish-living heaven. So it's no surprise that Stolichnaya® vodka is creating a fun fashion show during New York Fashion Week that expertly blends fashion and fabulous cocktails.

In partnership with ELLE, Stoli has enlisted a top-tier NYC costume designer to create two looks inspired by each of nine Stoli flavored vodkas. All the looks will be uploaded to, where fans can vote for their favorite looks. The winning looks will be then be created and walk the runway during an exclusive fashion show in New York City on September 11 - and you could win tickets to the show!

Just head to where you can share your own Stoli cocktail recipe. The best mixologist will win tickets to the show! Get creative with Stoli's delicious flavored vodkas, like Stoli® Salted Karamel™, the world's first salted caramel flavored vodka. Inspired by the ever popular confection, Stoli® Salted Karamel™ offers the perfect balance of sweet and savory - golden brown caramel delicately enhanced with salt. The liquid's aromas include a harmony of rich caramel candy and perfectly toasted sugar. Yummm.

Head to for all the details and your chance to win. Cheers to that!

Please note: This is a sponsored post.

Target Fall 2012 Fashion Lookbook

Last spring I took you guys behind the scenes at the Fall 2012 Target press preview in New York City, and you loved the cropped tweed jacket, leopard pants, and tan trench with black piping (among other things). Now, we've got the full lookbook from Target, showcasing key trend pieces from in-house brands like Merona, Mossimo, Converse One Star, and Xhilaration. I've already picked up a few pieces, including a plaid blazer, leopard pencil skirt and leopard slipper loafers. Let these photos inspire you to go ladylike, colorblock in new ways, mix prints or try a new hue like yellow ochre or oxblood. If you have questions about specific pieces, let me know in the comments and I'll get you the deets.

Click through for lots more photos.