Do Your Clothes Make You Invisible?

People have long been fascinated with the idea of being invisible.  From the old “Invisible Man” movies and TV series to Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak, there’s something alluring about being able to walk around unseen, to observe how people would behave if you weren’t there. The thing is, you don’t really need to BE invisible…

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What Clothing Reveals About Your Background

Whenever I’m in a crowd, I like to watch people.  Young, old, rich, poor, thin, thick – you name it, crowds always provide entertainment.  For within that cluster of bodies, you can learn much about the people in them, from the well-mannered to the insecure to the natural leaders among us. It’s almost spooky.  Once…

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Sly Strategy for the Social Season

According to a recent article on WWD.com, consumers will spend $14.8 billion dollars world-wide on Easter clothes this year, an average of $135.07 per family. Getting that picture-perfect holiday isn’t cheap; in fact, it’s up 11% from last year. So what happens once the fashion show at church is over and the sugar high from…

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The Secret Language of Shoes

No long ago, I was invited to be a judge in a local preliminary pageant for the Miss America Organization.  Having participated in pageants myself years ago, I thought it might be fun to see how things had changed over the years.  It was both interesting and educational being on the other side of the…

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Couture versus Ready-to-Wear

“What’s the difference between couture and ready-to-wear?” It’s a question that’s been hitting my inbox a lot of late from women all over the world.  They may have been reading high fashion magazines like “W” or “Vogue” or are thinking about upgrading their wardrobes, and are wondering what, exactly, the difference is between these designer…

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