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NEW YORK: "Inappropriately Dressed" is the theme behind Brooklyn painter Charlotta Janssen's new exhibition at Shelter Island's As Diane Pernet notes, there are many ways in which one can be inappropriately dressed: "for the season, for one’s age, for an event – and it can be slightly embarrassing, or in the case of Janssen’s paintings, it can be both awkward and revelatory." The show opens Thursday and runs through August 31st. [ASVOF]

THE INTERNET: For the entire month of August, The Beauty of Life Blog will be giving away beauty freebies - one a day to one reader. Products will range from offerings from Stila and Orlane to Dior and Kiehl's. [Racked Inbox]