How to Tell if Clothes Fit Properly

Well-fitting clothes have long been a hallmark of the well-dressed person.  Sleeves that sit correctly, waistbands that don’t bind, hems that hit at just the right height – all impact how well you present yourself.  When everything you wear looks like it was made for you, you come across as being sharp and into details. …

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How to Take One Outfit to Multiple Functions

I received an email question today about a problem many women face:  how to make one outfit go to many different activities in a day. Here’s the question: “I have followed all of your advice for the past few years and am very pleased with my dressing and feel good and confident always.  My main…

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Crackdown on Fake Designer Bags

Ever been to Chinatown in New York where every few feet, someone’s trying to sell you a fake designer handbag?  Me too.  It was so stressful, I had to go to Little Italy for some wine and cheese to get over it. I’m not the only one perturbed by all the counterfeit goods.  The luxury brands involved have…

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Valentino to Appear on “Martha Stewart”

When Martha Stewart hit the couture shows in Paris last summer, she took her camera crew along to capture the moments.  They went to Coco Chanel’s house and were even able to get an interview with Karl Lagerfeld the day before the Chanel show.  Those segments will air the week of November 13th. But perhaps more…

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The Top Five Dressing Mistakes

What does it take to dress well?  A lot of money?  A perfect figure?  An enormous closet? Nope. Dressing well is a lot like cooking well or painting well or playing the piano well:  once you learn the basics and apply them repeatedly, you become proficient.  Like a botched sauce or a missed chord, you…

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