In the height of Miami’s summer, taking the so-called ice bucket challenge isn’t such a hardship. But it’s still a nice thing to do to raise awareness for ALS, a k a Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The chilling project has significantly grown in popularity now that celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Elizabeth Banks got involved, raising more than $4 million from more than 70,000 donors since July 29. Info on getting soaked: www.alsa.org
Traveling and feel like a sticky mess? Bella Schneider’s Instant Microexfoliating Cleanser comes in powder form. So no goop in your luggage. Genius. Plus: This gentle cleanser keeps your face silky smooth and primed for optimal absorption of moisturizers, serums, and repair creams. www.bellaschneiderbeauty.com
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No, burlesque star Dita Von Teese isn’t pregnant, but that didn’t stop her from designing a capsule collection for Destination Maternity. “Lingerie can and should be both glamorous and functional,” Von Teese said of her lacy not racy Von Follies line. “Wearing elegant underpinnings are a simple way to create everyday moments of luxury and beauty” for mothers to be. www.destinationmaternity.com
Converse and Missoni: so perfect together. The two iconic brands are again collaborating on sneakers, just in time to transition to an autumn wardrobe. The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Missoni canvas kicks, $85-$100, feature the Italian label’s signature zig-zags in a high- or low-top silhouette. Get ’em at Nordstrom now and at Converse.com starting Aug. 28.