The Most Popular Luxury Accessories

Do you have a “thing” for designer handbags, shoes or scarves?  You’re not alone.  In a recent survey, the ACNeilsen Company asked 23,000 female shoppers around the world which designer accessories (excluding jewelry) they were currently buying online.  From Manolos to Cartier key chains, the top nine categories appear below. Scan the list to see…

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Giorgio Armani Joins the Thin Model Ban

Tired of seeing wafer-thin models on runways?  So are some fashion designers.  In fact, after the organizers of the Rome Fashion Week announced earlier this month that all models participating in their January 2007 shows must provide a “certificate of health” before they can hit the runway, Italian designer Giorgio Armani joined the campaign by…

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Men’s Skin Care Sales Down

Women’s Wear Daily reported late last week that men’s luxury skin care sales have been in a steady decline since the first of the year.  The record growth they experienced in 2004 and 2005 has given way to a disappointing 2006, and retailers are hoping that the Christmas holiday season will give a big boost to the…

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How to Tell if Clothes Fit Properly

Well-fitting clothes have long been a hallmark of the well-dressed person.  Sleeves that sit correctly, waistbands that don’t bind, hems that hit at just the right height – all impact how well you present yourself.  When everything you wear looks like it was made for you, you come across as being sharp and into details. …

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How to Take One Outfit to Multiple Functions

I received an email question today about a problem many women face:  how to make one outfit go to many different activities in a day. Here’s the question: “I have followed all of your advice for the past few years and am very pleased with my dressing and feel good and confident always.  My main…

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