Cannes’ Dirty Little Fashion Designer Secret

The Cannes Film Festival has come and gone, with several behind-the-scenes fashion designer stories coming to light. My favorite is the one where fashion designers decide who gets to wear the best clothes, because it reiterates something I’ve been preaching for years: image counts. Here’s why you need to keep your image as polished as…

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The What to Wear to Church Debate

The What to Wear To Church Debate

“Have you seen what some people wear to church these days?” a woman asked me recently. “I think God would consider it sloth.” “Just be glad they show up,” said another. “Besides, God doesn’t care how you dress.” “But don’t you think a house of worship warrants special attire?” I asked the second woman. She…

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French Fashion 101

What’s the difference between French, Italian, British, and American fashion, besides where it’s made? A LOT. Each country has its own design philosophy based on the country’s traditions. As the fashion industry begins showing collections this week with materials and silhouettes that boggle the mind, let’s take a few minutes to look back at where the…

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Hide Those Holiday Pounds

Twelve dumplings in gravy… Eleven pies with filling… Ten lattes with sprinkles… Nine lady fingers… Did overindulging during the holidays sent your scale soaring?  Join the club. According to the National Dietetic Association, the average person puts on between five and eight pounds during the holiday season.  If all those sweets and once-a-year menus have you…

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The Best and Worst Dressed Reality TV Stars 2012

Toddlers and Tiaras. What Not to Wear. Big Rich Texas. Project Runway. Reality TV is full of big fashion, big closets, and ridiculously big egos, but it’s shockingly short on distinctive style. While many of these people have hair and fashion stylists on retainer, it’s amazing how many of them dress exactly the same. Same…

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