Cover Watch: Cosmopolitan Reveals Julia Stiles’ Secret Side

In the early 2000s, Julia Stiles was the newest fresh face for teen girls worldwide to adore, or at least be jealous of. With sensations like Save The Last Dance and 10 Things I Hate About You, the starlet seemed to have quite the promising career ahead of her– yet we have to admit that everything since hasn’t been exactly memorable… until now.

Donning the December cover of every girl’s secret weapon, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Stiles cranks up the sex appeal a notch– and not just on paper. The actress best known for her saccharine roles has made a comeback on Showtime’s serial killer sitcom, Dexter. Here at HPNOTIQ, we’ve been counting down the episodes until a steamy romance would begin between Lumen, Stiles’ vengeance seeking character, and leading man Michael C. Hall.

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Hpnotiq Makes the Cut: Cockail Deeva’s Favorite Things

Check out the Cocktail Deeva‘s gift ideas for the holidays… including the perfect HPNOTIQ gift set for a hostess with the mostest!

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Hot Topiq: Google Makes Personalized Shopping Easy With

Now in it’s third week of life, Google’s new personalized fashion shop is officially our favorite obsession. offers a combination of curated fashion choices from stylists and industry tastemakers along with the ingenuity of learning formulas based on your browsing.

Basically once you make an account, Google puts together a list that’s reminiscent of a “users who bought this also bought” button… except with an extraordinary amount of specifics such as colors you love, styles you hate, price range, and celebrity inspiration.

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HPNOTIQ Celebrates with Express in Miami

There’s nowhere better to be this time of year than Miami, where the lucky locals can party outdoors and on the beach while most of us start bundling up and packing away our open-toed heels. Take the Express Rock the Sidewalk event– celebrating the opening of a new Miami Beach location of the go-to store on Lincoln Road with the help of HPNOTIQ.

The 70 foot outdoor runway fashion show showcased looks from the Express 2011 Spring collection, while fashion lovers enjoyed the view– both on the runway and on the beach!

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Week In Gossip: “It” Girls, Secrets, and Murder

Taylor Momsen put on ‘Indefinite Hiatus’ from Gossip Girl– you think it could have something to do with her look? [NY Mag]

Kanye West plays secret NYC show, and then spills his guts to the crowd. [Pop Eater]

The New York Times finally realize Alexa Chung exists. [NYT]

Blake Lively scores 40 pairs of Louboutins at the NYC sample sale. [People]

Angelina Jolie boycotts Thanksgiving because she doesn’t want to ‘celebrate a story of murder’ [Pop Eater]

Ugly Betty star loses his mind and confesses to murder. This is actually really sad. [People]

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Black Friday Extended Shopping Guide

Yes, Black Friday is the craziest shopping day of the year– when tons of people line up at 5am to get into some of their favorite stores to get ridiculous deals on what we can only imagine will end up in someone’s holiday stocking… as well as a few treats for ourselves sprinkled in between.

But, let’s face it, sometimes the crazy is just not worth the savings… so we’ve put together a little list of sales to keep your sanity with– from the comfort of your own home, with extended sales that will be lasting through the weekend, and a few that you just can’t afford to miss. So take a little time to browse for holiday deals, and don’t forget to reward your clever little self with a thing or two!

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Ladies We Love: Denmark’s Electro-Pop Princess Oh Land

Originally hailing from Denmark, Oh Land is a refreshing breath of air in the electro-pop world. With sing-a-long hooks and danceable melodies, we’ve not only become obsessed with her musical talent, but super chic and sexy style as well.

As a former ballerina, who has been making waves amongst the fashion set– namely as the face of the newest M Missoni collection– the Danish beauty exudes a sort of sweet confidence that we can’t help but love.

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Happy Thanksgiving from HPNOTIQ

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HPNOTIQ Hotspots: Long Island’s GLO

Over the years HPNOTIQ has hosted some of the most off the hook parties in the hottest nightclubs across the country, with appearances from celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Ashley Greene, Carmen Electra, and Vienna Girardi of The Bachelor.

We’ve already told you about our obsession with Tao Group in Las Vegas and New York City, but let’s take a trip to Long Island’s GLO– the ultimate in Girls Night Out debauchery without the big city buzz.

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Trend Spotting: Celebrity Scents

The fabulous Elizabeth Taylor was the first celebrity to ever capitalize on her name with more than just her iconic persona, classic style, and those famous Cleopatra eyes– we’re talking about perfume. Seems these days, you haven’t made it unless your fans want to smell like you too!

Whether it be higher end designer collaborations, or exclusive Walmart scents, celebrities have been donning the pages of our favorite magazines with their personal essences– and not without the usual drama of the A-list. Recently, Beyoncé has been the center of attention after her steamy commercial for Heat was banned in the UK for being a little too hot.

Do you wear celebrity scents? Or do you think these celebs should leave it to the professionals? Check out the perfume adverts from some of our favorite ladies below…

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