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    2010 April 27

    Bravo Zula

    WHAT: DANNIJO Zula trade beads

    WHY: The educational explanation? These bright beads (formerly known as “trade” beads) have a rich history: they used to be made in Europe and used in African trades, popular because glassmaking was uncommon in 1800s Africa. The fashion-centric explanation? Because even when a white tee and cutoff shorts is all you can manage this summer, these beads will punch you up into seriously chic territory.

    PRICE: $595 for three strands

    AVAILABLE: www.dannijo.com

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    2010 April 26

    Wild Thing

    WHAT: Anita Ko 18k gold panther studs

    WHY: We know all too well how easy it is to fall into a wardrobe rut (especially on a dreary Monday), but darlings, you must resist! We've got the quickest of fixes for you, to add a dash of the wild to even your most dull ensemble: green garnet-eyed panther studs in 18-karat gold. Your inner power animal--panther or not--will thank you.

    PRICE: $1380

    AVAILABLE: www.net-a-porter.com

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    2010 April 23

    The Raw Diet

    WHAT: Raw Bags Bamboo Block clutch

    WHY: Yep, we're still on a post-Earth Day green kick--and why shouldn't we be? We've more than passed the point where eco-friendly accessories can be chic, and our case study today is this block cluch, made from sustainable bamboo and perfect to carry to a picnic or pool party. And you can't beat the price with a (bamboo) stick...

    PRICE: $50

    AVAILABLE: www.rag-bags.com

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    2010 April 22

    Mark It Up

    WHAT: Josie Maran Magic Marker lip and cheek stain

    WHY: Because you love lipstick. You love lipstick, but you hate the constant reapplying. This super-pigmented color pen sticks to that kisser all day long and comes in adorably dance-themed names like Waltz (a berry pink) and Mambo (a brick red). And because it's Earth Day, we should mention that the stains are paraben-free, cruelty-free, fragrance-free, natural, and recyclable. Plus, for the young at heart, the Magic Marker-type pen is just so much fun to use.

    PRICE: $19

    AVAILABLE: www.sephora.com

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