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Next time you go into Ann Taylor, Katie Holmes may be the one to greet you. The brand just named the actress as its newest face, following in the footsteps of Heidi Klum, Naomi Watts and Milla Jovovich. “Ann Taylor to me really signifies a women who is very complex, a woman who works, is a mother, is a wife, is a daughter, is a sister, is a friend—is all of those things in one day,” Holmes told InStyle today. Check out a preview of the campaign above.
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/122210-Sale-Items-300.jpg” credit=”Courtesy Reiss, Ann Taylor, Kate Spade” align=”right” border=”0″ alt=””]Whether you’re hoping to nab one last stocking stuffer or you’re on the hunt for the perfect New Year’s Eve dress, you’ll want to cozy up to your computer because that’s where all the last-minute deals are. But don’t procrastinate a second longer—some of these deals are only good through the end of today. Get clicking!
FREE SHIPPING IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
• AnnTaylorLoft.com: 40% off most items with code: HOLIDAY. Plus free overnight shipping on orders placed before December 23 at 2:59 p.m. ET
• UrbanOutfitters: Free overnight delivery if you spend $100 or more before December 23 at 10 a.m. ET
• ShopBop.com: Free overnight shipping on orders made before December 23, 7 a.m. ET
[tiImage width=”320″ height=”450″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/121510-jewls-lead-320.jpg” credit=”Getty; Courtesy Photo” align=”left” border=”0″ alt=””]Designer Shoshanna Gruss partnered with Judith Ripka to launch her second jewelry collection on QVC this week. One of our favorite items from the line are the gemstone-hued Freeform Shape Drop Earrings (shown in amethyst purple, $27; at QVC.com), which Gruss also loves. “If I wear my hair in a ponytail, they are a great statement look,” the designer told us. “And even if I wear my hair down, the purple color is bold enough that it peaks through and adds the perfect pop of color to my outfit.” Check out the gallery to see six other great holiday pieces, all under $100.
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Ann Taylor took part in this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which annually selects 10 rising designer finalists to compete in challenges to win a grand prize that includes $300,000 and a year’s worth of mentorship. For its part, Ann Taylor tasked the group with modernizing the idea of career wear for the Everywoman. While the CFDA announced the winner last month—congrats Billy Reid!—Ann Taylor just released photos of all of the designs, which include metallic cuffs, tailored trousers, and updated trenches. We hoped these 10 looks were going to be available in all stores, but a spokesperson for Ann Taylor confirmed that the one-of-a-kind pieces are instead going to be auctioned in January and on display in the company’s Flatiron District store in New York City. See all 10 rising designers re-interpretation of workwear in the gallery.