Jennifer Hudson, the Avon Lady

Who says “nice guys finish last?” Not Jennifer Hudson.  The former American Idol finalist may have not taken the top prize in that contest, but you’ll never see her on one of those, “Whatever happened to — ?” shows.  Especially not this year, when her star is shooting extraordinarly high. First, there was the Oscar…

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H&M Opening Causes Hong Kong Stampede

Hennes & Mauritz, the venerable Swedish fashion house known as H&M, opened a new store in Hong Kong over the weekend — that was so popular, it required crowd control.  Nearly 1,000 shoppers started lining up outside the new store at 5 am.  Why?  Because the first 500 shoppers were promised a pair of M by…

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Should You Toss, Sell, or Donate?

For most people, cleaning out their closets ranks right up there with cleaning out the attic, basement, or garage.  They know it’s going to take some time, so they keep putting it off until something major stirs them to action, like a move, death, divorce, or other life-changing event.  They equate the task with drudgery,…

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Are You Ready to Walk the “Red Carpets” In Your Life?

Another red carpet Oscar season has come and gone with the fashion critics all in agreement:  everyone looked smashing this year.  From Nicole Kidman’s Balanciaga to Helen Mirren’s luscious Lacroix, the praise for this year’s for this year’s Oscar dresses was loud and plentiful.  No bicycle pants-wearing Demi Moore or wild Cher outfit in the…

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Does Label Size Really Matter?

Once upon a time, you could not buy clothes at a store.  You could buy the fabric and go home and sew the clothes yourself, or you could pay someone to sew them for you.  There were no other options. Then, in 1818, the Brooks Brothers opened up a shop near the financial district in…

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