Lavalife and Celebrity Stylist Colin Megaro Introduce the Newest Trend in
Looking Hot for the Holidays: The Closet Swap Party


    
    Lavalife invites fashion savvy singles to indulge in an affordable holiday
    beauty booster: trading something old for something nearly new




    
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<p><location>TORONTO</location>, <chron>Dec. 1</chron> /CNW/ -- Ask any single woman and she will tell you, with a weary roll of her eyes, that living alone is much more expensive than being partnered. So in this economy, how can a single gal make sure she looks great for every holiday date and party on the cheap? Lavalife, a leader in providing products and services designed for singles for over 20 years, and sought-after celebrity stylist Colin Megaro, whose best-dressed actors include <person>Carrie Preston</person>, <person>Michael Emmerson</person>, <person>Brooke Hogan</person>, <person>Shayne Lamas</person> and more, introduce Closet Swap Parties. For singles, these events are an ironclad way of insuring a new, fabulous item of clothing or accessory this Christmas season. Plus it's a great way to trade a not-so-coveted closet item for something else while saving on holiday shopping.</p>
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<p>Here's how it works. Every girl has something in her closet that's in good shape but for whatever reason, never gets worn. Maybe it still has the tags on it. It could be those super-hot stilettos that were priced to move but are just too painful to wear. Or perhaps it's a gorgeous satin clutch that's too small to fit a Blackberry or a stunning fake cocktail ring that looks too much like a dream engagement ring to wear out on the town. Singles simply gather at someone's house and start swapping.</p>
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<p>"Singles should be daring over the holiday season, test-driving new looks with confidence," says <person>Kim Hughes</person>, Lavalife's dating and relationship expert.  "If they admire their best girlfriend's bohemian style but are normally too buttoned-up to wear an armful of bangles, now is the time to try it out. By trading items instead of buying them, the risks become manageable. Think of it as a kind of Tupperware Party for urban fashionistas who don't cook let alone own Tupperware. "</p>
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<p>To ensure gorgeous singles across <location>North America</location>, Lavalife called upon stylist Megaro, who has traveled the globe offering his on-point advice, from <location>Los Angeles</location> to New York to <location>Paris</location> to <location>Milan</location>. Megaro hones in on his signature skill - shopping your closet - to deck out singles for the holiday and find fabulous items for a swap party.</p>
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<p>"The first and best place to shop when getting ready for the holiday season is your own closet. Many people don't even know what great gems they have hidden in there," explains Megaro. "Spend a Sunday afternoon going through your closet, look for classic pieces that you can update with a new accessory or have tailored for a great new look. Take items that have been worn only a few times, get them dry cleaned, polished or pressed and wrap them up for a perfect holiday swap gift."</p>
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<p>Here are some tips for every woman, whether single, soccer mom or celebrity, to look amazing this holiday season, without breaking the bank.</p>
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    Colin Megaro's Holiday Fashion Tips:

    
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<p>All Hail the Little Black Dress: "One can never go wrong with a little black dress. It is the perfect look to transition from day to evening. Update the little black dress you already have with an arm full of bangles or a statement necklace - these are great pieces to pick up at a holiday swap party. Grab a bejeweled clutch or a pop of color that stands out against the black. Never leave home without a great pair of stilettos."</p>
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<p>Channel <person>Sharon Stone</person>. Nothing is sexier than a great pantsuit: "Take your old boxy pant suit to the tailor. Have the pants taken in to a straight leg. Shorten the jacket for a sexy boyfriend style look. Add a sultry lingerie style camisole. You can even call on one of your single girlfriends with an extensive collection of sexy lingerie. Don't be afraid to ask for a silky camisole for your holiday swap gift."</p>
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<p>Pick up a standout accessory: "Everyone wants a trendy accessory for the holiday season. You can get a fantastic accessory for under <money>$50</money> from stores such as H&M, Zara and even on sale at Macy's. For an over-the-top item at a discount price, be patient and shop the vintage stores."</p>
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<p>Look Sexy, Single: "The classiest sexy look is dark denim for evening. Pair a perfect pair of rich dark denim jeans with a waist length jacket. Add a knee-high boot and great earrings. Go to off price stores to find incredible denim brands like True Religion and Diesel for affordable prices.  For a great jacket, go to Zara or H&M. This is a look that works if you are a size 2 or a size 12 and can take you from a business meeting to a cocktail party.</p>
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    About Lavalife

    
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<p>Lavalife is ranked the #1 website for online dating in <location>Canada</location> and is ranked among the top 10 worldwide dating sites. A leading provider of products and services designed for singles, Lavalife connects, engages and entertains through a variety of web, voice and mobile offerings. Founded in 1987, Lavalife Corp. markets its products and services across the <location>United States</location>, <location>Canada</location> and <location>Australia</location>.  Lavalife's open-minded approach to online dating allows singles to choose how they want to "click" by offering three unique and distinctive services in personals: dating, relationships and intimate encounters. Lavalife has attracted millions of unique members who exchange 1.3 million messages every day.  For more information, visit <a href="http://www.lavalife.com">http://www.lavalife.com</a>.</p>
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