Jul 25, 2014

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What is this ‘Pre-Fall’ you speak of?

Have you heard this term, Pre-Fall, and wondered what in the world the fashion industry was yapping about now?  Have you sometimes seen celebrity red carpet photos and wondered why everyone seemed to be wearing black leather in July, or open-toe sandals in January?  Have you read about Fashion Week and wondered why Spring/Summer is shown in September? Wonder no more.  Here’s a...

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Oct 26, 2013

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Ikram

Where do I begin?  Maybe with the lipstick red lacquered facade of her shop?  The fact that Michelle Obama was/is a client?  That her reputation is founded on discovering new talent? There’s a tantalizingly small amount of information on Ikram, so many questions are unanswered.  I think she likes it this way.  I think, refreshingly, she’s most interested in fashion,...

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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...

May 16, 2013

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The Brouhaha

By now I’m sure most of you have heard the obnoxious quote from Abercrombie...

Apr 5, 2013

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Happy Birthday, Bette!

Ruth Elizabeth Davis was born in 1908 and was, arguably, one of this...

Apr 3, 2013

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Recommended Reading: Everyday Icon ...

What is it about Michelle Obama?  Her style has really captured our...

Mar 21, 2013

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Spring!

The first thing on my wish list for Spring is . . . Spring!  I  might be a...

Mar 18, 2013

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Color Story: Mint and Cantaloupe

Now here’s a combination that says spring, Spring, SPRING! While these...

Mar 14, 2013

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The Other “B” Word

When I was a tender lily . . . wait a minute.  I was never a tender lily!...

Mar 10, 2013

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Happy Birthday, Clare Boothe Luce!

Clare Boothe Luce was quite the Renaissance woman, given that she lived in the...