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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How to Use Clothing to Establish Your Authority

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you thought you’d be taken seriously, but weren’t?  Like during a business meeting, in the classroom, at a community event, or in some other setting in which you were playing a prominent role?  You went in thinking you’d make an impact, but then received either a…

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Easy Ways to 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…

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Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life

Can changing how you dress REALLY change your life? We see variations of the story often enough in the movies, in everything from My Fair Lady (1964) to The Princess Diaries (2001), but could such a thing REALLY happen to the average woman on the street? Absolutely. I’ve seen it first hand several times, both before and after I…

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