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03/19/2012

GOING FOR BAROQUE :: Marie Antoinette

Difficult to explain why, but I’ve always been a bit obsessed with the history of the French Revolution and the fashionable Marie Antoinette. So imagine my delight when I learned that this year’s Selby Gardens Orchid Ball theme is "An Evening at Versailles." If you’re facing the challenge of dressing like the Queen of Fashion, […]

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03/9/2012

PRODUCT PLACEMENT: Beauty

I’m just going to dive right in with my latest obsession: the T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers for medium to long hair. When it comes to achieving waving locks away from the salon and on my own, I’ll just admit that I’m follically challenged. Seriously, think: Shirley-Temple-child-pageant-hair. Not with the T3. On my first go (which […]

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03/2/2012

TREND REPORT: Man About Town

OK, fella, I’ve done the R&D for you – sussed out all the Spring/Summer 2012 Fashion Week shows from New York to Milan. I promise to make this painless; we’re going straight to the bottom line on the top men’s trends for the season. PS:  If you want a quick primer on designer pronunciations, I […]

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02/24/2012

SPRING’S HOTTEST BAG :: The Satchel

Need a cure for your baggage?  Want a chic new handbag to hold your dear things near?  If you’re like me and get a little bagitated with your Fall tote around this time of year, then consider the latest reinvention in the fashion world, now the hottest arm candy for Spring: the satchel. //// Marc […]

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02/17/2012

Trend Report :: NYFW FALL 2012

Grab a cuppa for my at-a-glance, what-to-covet trend summary of the just-wrapping New York Fashion Week for Fall 2012. There’s some good news for those of us shirking the color trend by staying steadfast to pitch black (I think they call this chromophobia…) – white is hot but black and white paired = hotter!  For […]

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02/10/2012

VALENTINES DAY GIFTS: For Her

As promised, a few gifts to steal her heart, just in time for Valentine’s Day… Going for the big points?  Well, I’ll just keep this simple:  Enable her shoe addiction.  But boys, an important bit of info here–be sure to ask if her size translates differently with the shoe brand you’ve got your eye on.  […]

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02/3/2012

Valentine’s Day Gifts :: For Him

If your heart’s desire is to give your beau a gift other than a timepiece or briefcase, then I’ve got a couple ideas to spread the love–all for under $200. Shopping for the ladylove in your life? Stay tuned–a Valentine’s Day list for her arrives next Friday, just in time. Here’s something for the guy […]

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01/27/2012

MOVIE NIGHT :: Fashionable Flicks

You’ve seen the Sex and the City films 23 times (each), as well as Devil Wears Prada, and find yourself yearning for the days when we had Carrie Bradshaw to look to for weekly style fix.  Well, consider this a back-up plan when you need some sartorial inspiration. A reference list of fashionable flicks is […]

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01/20/2012

IT’S AN APP, APP WORLD :: 19 Cool Apps You Should Know

Don’t you just love when a friend tips you off to a new smartphone app?  It’s almost like an E.F. Hutton moment…so, if you have room for another app or three, or just want a deterrent from your to-do list, here are a few apps that you should know: My Picks: Flixster :: Get show […]

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01/13/2012

SEE FOR YOURSELF: Spectacles

Here’s permission: Go ahead. Make a spectacle out of yourself.  Listen to me, friend, there’s no better time to upgrade those specs and leave the contacts on the shelf–because, if you haven’t noticed, it’s cool to be a nerd. Especially if you hit the retro styles for a modern vintage vibe. For years the ophthalmologically […]

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