10 Olympians Who Set Fashion Trends

While the 2014 Winter Olympics have been landmark in a number of ways – Women’s Ski Jumping, Team Figure Skating, #sochiproblems – one thing they’re NOT going to be remembered for is fashion. With the exception of former skater turned commentator, Johnny Weir – whose flamboyant attire blatantly challenges Putin’s anti-gay laws – most of…

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Bethany Mota at King of Prussia Mall

My oldest daughter, Cassie, is a fan of social media fashion darling Bethany Mota. At 18, Bethany has turned her “fashion hauls” – shop and show purchases on YouTube – into a lucrative career, with nearly 5 million YouTube fans, 2.5 million Instagram followers, 1 million Twitter followers, etc. She has such a devoted following…

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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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