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06/1/2012

YVES SAINT LAURENT :: Tour de Force

“Fashions come and go, but style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent. Yves Saint Laurent, Black velvet sheath dress, “Paris rose” satin bow, “Paris” haute couture collection, Fall-Winter 1983. © Fondation Pierre BergĂ©-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris. Photo by Gilles Tapie // Courtesy the Denver Art Museum /// I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I […]

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06/1/2012

RULES TO DRESS BY: For Her

It’s happened to everyone: An invitation arrives with a clever yet cryptic dress code then a bit of unease sets in – however does this translate to a partygoer’s outfit? ‘Cause no one wants to be the person who arrived either under -or over-dressed. I’m here to help. So, below you’ll find a few guidelines […]

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05/24/2012

RULES TO DRESS BY: For Him

Love that you received the invite but stumped on what to wear to pull off the clever yet cryptic dress code? No one wants to be the person who arrived either under- or over-dressed. I want to help. So, below you’ll find a few guidelines from proper to flexible dress etiquette. Do keep in mind […]

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05/11/2012

Qs FOR FASHION STAR’S KARA LARICKS

Kara Laricks. NBC photo/Tyler Gordon. If you’ve been watching NBC’s hit TV series Fashion Star, like me, then you know there’s only one episode left until the first winner, who will receive a life-changing $6 million dollar contract, is announced. And among the finalists is Manhattan-based Kara Laricks–my fave!  I really dig her artistic, menswear-inspired […]

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05/4/2012

PAGE TURNER :: Stylish Summer Reading

Nothing new or hot off the press on this summer reading list, but these picks are taken from my own bookshelf.  I’m of the opinion that these are should-be-classics for the stylish… Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel Known as the “High Priestess of Fashion,” Diana Vreeland, former Harper’s Bazaar fashion editor, was a […]

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04/27/2012

SUIT REQUIRED :: Make a Splash

It’s nearly time for social obligations to wrap and for the soleil to beckon your inner bathing cutie to a peaceful afternoon by the pool. I did a little personal shopping for you–pulled a few standouts in this season’s swimwear for guys and gals, just so you can make a splash… All this retro pin-up […]

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04/20/2012

FUTURE’S BRIGHT :: Take Shade

Even though sunnies have become a year round stylish staple, this is usually the time of year when many of us go on a vision quest for new frames. And since sunglasses had a major moment on the spring/summer runways, I did a little homework for you. So, if you don’t like to be kept […]

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04/5/2012

WHAT TO WEAR :: Under There

Great-Granny would’ve gleefully traded her torture-chamber girdle for our modern and sleek shapewear options. And as I begin writing this, I quickly realize that you might be thinking there’s nothing new to discuss about these shape-shifting knickers, but I go to my fair share of events and…I notice…things… Since so many of us have hesitated […]

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03/30/2012

GET NEAT-CHIC :: Organize It

Carrie Bradshaw kept a highly organized closet… For some, it’s difficult enough to motivate yourself for spring-cleaning, not to mention the procrastination of getting to the daunting task of closet re-organization. But consider that you may be cramping your style if you cannot see what you own. If it’s time to air out your fashion […]

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03/23/2012

NAIL FILES :: Look Polished

Taking a cue from the runway shows to the front-row seats to the street stylists, nail art is your best new accessory. Not to point fingers, but if you’re tentative, start with your toes to try it on for size. For the nail junkies, here are some playful to chic concepts to keep you on […]

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