The Black Tie Test

The first black tie charity function I ever went to was both glamorous and educational.  It gave me a glimpse at an incredible lifestyle – and taught me some hard life lessons that I remember well to this day. Here’s the story: About 15 years ago when I was living in Houston, the nonprofit organization…

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Will Occasion Magic Play in Poughkeepsie?

This is just a quick update to answer a question I’ve received several times in the last few days regarding OCCASION MAGIC.  If you’ve already grabbed your copy – and at the rate it’s flying off the shelves, I know many of you have (thanks again for all the rave reviews!) – you can disregard…

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How to Accentuate The Positive

I was with a group of people recently that included a woman who had a really nice behind.  Slightly curvy, firm, and encased in a well-fitting pair of pants, it showed off her trim thighs perfectly and drew admiring glances from men of all ages. So what’s so unusual about that? The behind and legs…

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How Much Should You Be Spending On Clothes?

It’s a question that I receive from time-to-time from people trying to get a handle on their clothing expenses.  Whether you have a lot to spend or a whole lot less than you’d like, there are a couple of ways to go about figuring how much of your budget you should be allocating to clothes.…

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Fashion Police: Unnecessary Widening

While I like this combination, I think I’d like it better on a taller woman.  This gal is both petite and pear-shaped, which means the horizontals and the light shorts aren’t doing a lot for her.  The horizontal lines are widening and visually “chopping her up,” while the light color on the widest part of…

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