Sep 19, 2014

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Vanity Sizing

I thought the concept of vanity sizing was fairly well-known, understood and acknowledged.  Boy, was I wrong! What many of us mean when we talk about vanity sizing is this:  the number on any piece of clothing is smaller than you either really wear, or than you used to wear, or that you think you wear.  That’s still confusing, isn’t it?  What I can confidently tell you is...

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Sep 2, 2014

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Aspirational vs. Inspirational

Here we are again at Fashion Week, where all the models are very tall, very thin, very young, and almost always very white.  Like a lot of people, I’d like to see more models of color and models of different sizes.  Yet even companies who sell plus size clothing remain deaf to the cries of ‘I want to see plus size models modeling plus size clothing!’ Why?  Because time and...

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Aug 26, 2014

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Emmys Red Carpet 2014

Here are my favorites.  Hit it!While the red carpet was awash in red this...

Aug 23, 2014

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Role Models

The magnificent Zaha Hadid   With the Emmys around the corner, I’ve...

Aug 15, 2014

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Who knew?

When Mr. Bombshell and I traveled abroad last February for an apparel show in...

Aug 8, 2014

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Dirty Talk

  “I hate my arms.”  “I’ve got to get rid of this!” (punches...

Aug 2, 2014

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Shoot Me

A film about Broadway legend Elaine Stritch called Shoot Me was released...

Jul 25, 2014

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What is this ‘Pre-Fall’ ...

Have you heard this term, Pre-Fall, and wondered what in the world the fashion...

Oct 26, 2013

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Ikram

Where do I begin?  Maybe with the lipstick red lacquered facade of her shop?...

Sep 28, 2013

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The Beauty Guide

When we were in India, visiting my husband’s parents, we finished our trip...

Jun 13, 2013

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Beauty > Skinny

Reader Amy sent me this email recently: I have a suggestion for a blog post....

May 26, 2013

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Spring is to me what madeleines were...

Spring is finally, officially, definitely here.  The buds on the trees, after...