Eleanor Lambert, The Empress of Seventh Avenue

Once upon a time, Paris was the center of fashion. Louis XIV had wrestled the title from the Italians in the 1650’s, so for the next 300 years, Western Civilization looked to France for style. Until Eleanor Lambert came along, that is. Born in Crawfordville, Indiana in 1903, Eleanor Lambert wanted to be a sculptor.…

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The One Third, Two Thirds Proportion

One of the neat things about clothes is that you can use them to create optical illusions. So if you want to look taller, shorter, thinner, or heavier, you can use your clothes to do that. One of the most interesting ways to do so is by using the one third, two thirds proportion. Even…

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Why is Winter Cocktail Attire Sleeveless?

It’s cold outside. Snow’s falling. You have to bundle up to leave the house. So why is it when you go to the mall or shop online for winter cocktail attire, ninety percent of what you find is short sleeve or sleeveless? It just doesn’t make any sense this time of year. Who decided that…

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Cocktail Attire for The Holidays

The holidays are the perfect time to pull out your best cocktail attire. Christmas pageants, office parties, Christmas weddings, New Year’s Eve – it’s called “the most wonderful time of the year” for a reason, and it’s not just because of candy canes and eggnog. So how can you “go glam” without going over budget…

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10 Fashionable, Comfortable Shoes

With so much emphasis on platform shoes in recent years, those who avoid heels are left wondering what to do. What can you wear if you’re not a fan of high heels, or if your spirit is willing but your feet are not? Fortunately, you have lots of options – that DON’T look like orthopedic…

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