Crackdown on Fake Designer Bags

Ever been to Chinatown in New York where every few feet, someone’s trying to sell you a fake designer handbag?  Me too.  It was so stressful, I had to go to Little Italy for some wine and cheese to get over it. I’m not the only one perturbed by all the counterfeit goods.  The luxury brands involved have…

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Valentino to Appear on “Martha Stewart”

When Martha Stewart hit the couture shows in Paris last summer, she took her camera crew along to capture the moments.  They went to Coco Chanel’s house and were even able to get an interview with Karl Lagerfeld the day before the Chanel show.  Those segments will air the week of November 13th. But perhaps more…

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The Top Five Dressing Mistakes

What does it take to dress well?  A lot of money?  A perfect figure?  An enormous closet? Nope. Dressing well is a lot like cooking well or painting well or playing the piano well:  once you learn the basics and apply them repeatedly, you become proficient.  Like a botched sauce or a missed chord, you…

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Plus-Size Lingerie by Gladys Knight

Could you be a fashion designer? Singer Gladys “Midnight Train to Georgia” Knight thinks so, and is trying her hand at designing lingerie for fashionable plus-size retailer Ashley Stewart.  The collection, cleverly called “Knightwear,” debuted on stage at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem last week, with proceeds benefitting the Boys Choir of Harlem and the…

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Fashion Designer Tom Ford Launches New Website

For those of you who fell into despair when fashion designer Tom Ford left Gucci in 2004, you’ll be glad to know that the suave designer has not left the world of fashion.  He’s launched a new website, TomFord.com, to showcase his eyewear, cosmetics, and upcoming menswear line.  While it’s a little slow to load,…

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