Great Color Combinations for Summer

Great Summer Color Combinations

Want some great color combinations? I’ve been watching Royal Pains on Netflix – a series about a concierge doctor set in The Hamptons during the summer – and am kind of blown away by how well the costume designer, Caroline Duncan, works a color wheel. Not only are her color combinations for each character amazing, she…

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The White Wardrobe of 1938

The White Wardrobe of 1938

In the summer of 1938, consort Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) became a style icon on a state visit to France by tackling an old problem in a fresh new way. Most people don’t think of her as a style setter – the feathered hats and pastel dresses seemed out of date in her…

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How to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017

Pantone's Color of the Year

Pantone announced its “Color of the Year” for 2017 in December, and the looks creative fashion lovers have come up with since then are amazing. But who is Pantone? And what, exactly, do they do? Pantone is a color company that started in 1963 to help identify, match, and communicate color so the graphic arts…

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An Airplane, A Ballerina, and a Mystery Writer Go Into a Store And…

Anna Pavlova dances for Mr. Selfridge

Wait…how does an AIRPLANE go into a store? Simple. You disassemble it, carry it into the store, and reassemble it. That’s what legendary London department store owner Harry Selfridge did back in July 1909, after Frenchman Louis Blériot became the first person to cross the English Channel by plane. Flight was new, Blériot was newly…

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How to Create a Signature Style

How to Create a Signature Style

Want to standout from the crowd? Want to be remembered long after you’re gone? Want to be able to do it easily? Then create a signature style. A way of dressing that’s uniquely you. My friend Diane loves leather jackets. Every time I see one, I always think of her. Another friend, Pat, always wears…

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