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Cloe Cabrera is the fashion and beauty reporter for the Tampa Tribune, News Channel 8 and Watch her style segments Thursday mornings on News Channel 8 Today and follow her on Twitter at Hot Pursuits @CloeCabrera.

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Old Navy donation drive benefits Goodwill—and you.

Posted Mar 15, 2011 by Cloe Cabrera

Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 05:20 PM

Got a shirt you don’t wear anymore? Shoes that don’t fit? Or maybe a pair of skinny jeans that’ll never get over your hips again? Take them to Old Navy or Gap stores through March 20 and you’ll get 30 percent off your purchase.

Old Navy stores will donate everything to Goodwill stores. Participating Old Navy stores include Westshore Plaza, University Mall, Tyrone Square Mall, Sunset Point Point Plaza, Coastal Way Shopping Center, Lakeland Square Mall and Paddock Mall.

St. Pete woman finalist in “million dollar” makeover contest. And she needs your vote to win!

Posted Mar 9, 2011 by Cloe Cabrera

Updated Mar 22, 2011 at 06:03 PM

St. Petersburg’s Ingrid Magnani is one of the finalists for Macy’s “Million Dollar Makeover with Clinton Kelly.”  She is one of eight women vying for the chance to win $1 million worth of products, services, cash and experiences that will transform her life. And she will receive the makeover from America’s favorite style guru, Clinton Kelly, Macy’s style expert and co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear.”

Magnani, 35, was selected among the thousands of applicants for her inspirational story. Magnani suffered from an abusive childhood, a bout with thyroid cancer and an ongoing battle with Crohn’s disease, but she refuses to give up. She put herself through an Ivy League engineering school and has opened her own construction business.

Magnani says she hopes this makeover will help her reach a sense of self-worth and free her from debt so that she can give back more to those in need.

In order for Ingrid to win, she needs the communities support. You can vote for Magnani through March 13 by going to Macy’s Facebook page. So vote, vote, vote for Magnani.

Lady Gaga gets angelic to fight AIDS

Posted Feb 17, 2011 by Cloe Cabrera

Updated Mar 9, 2011 at 04:39 PM

When I saw the photo, I had to do a double take. A stunning blonde with beautiful eyes and lips, looking rather angelic. Wait, it’s Lady Gaga!!!
No Bad Romance, no meat dress, latex, leather or weird stuff; just a very pretty Gaga. This has to be the most beautiful shot of her I have ever seen. The ad campagn is for M.A.C’s Viva Glam. It features a beautiful nude lipstick and gloss.
The lipstick and gloss will be on shelves starting today, February 17 and will be available until for the next 12 months. All the proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund.

MAC unleashes Wonder Woman for Spring

Posted Feb 17, 2011 by Cloe Cabrera

Updated Feb 17, 2011 at 04:51 PM

MAC and Wonder Woman have joined forces to banish plain Jane beauty from the planet. The cosmetics giant has unveiled its “MAC Wonder Woman Collection Spring 2011,” a line up of super-sized products for the Wonder Woman in all of us. The collection includes eyeshadows, pigments, lipsticks, glosses, blush, eyeliner and nail laquer packaged in large, bright containers that feature al of the colors in the super heroine’s costume, along with the confidence and charisma of the super heroine. The line will be available at MAC counters through mid-April with prices ranging from $14 to $50.

Vans sneaks design contest could win high schoolers $50,000 for their school

Posted Feb 10, 2011 by Cloe Cabrera

Updated Feb 17, 2011 at 02:18 PM

Vans, the original Southern California surf and skate brand, is launching its second annual Custom Culture program Friday (2/11) High school students across the country will have the opportunity to submit a Vans shoe designs for a chance at a $50,000 donation towards their high school art program and the chance to be one of five schools chosen to attend a final event gala and display their work in New York City this spring. 

High schoolers can craft designs for four pairs of Vans shoes for judging. An online gallery will exhibit the complete collection of submissions for the world to see. Entries from up to 20 schools per state will be accepted.

After the judging panel selects the top 50 submissions, Vans will open the voting to consumers online.

For official rules, program information, registration and submissions please visit:

Here’s an image of last year’s winning collection to get your creative juices flowing