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Autumn Trend: Sssssnakeskin Real and Printed

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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With Autumn comes texture. Mix flat merino wool, cashmere, nubbly boucle, tweed, satin, velvet, corduroy, fur, leather, vinyl, snakeskin…As effective and more subtle than combining

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Seeing Spots: Leopard Prints

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Once again leopard is the star of cool weather animal prints. Virtually every kind of apparel and accessory features the successive, tawny rings. (Some are

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It’s in the Fit: Making Petite Dressing Effortless

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Skimming fashion magazine spreads that feature tall, lanky models, you would not guess that 63.8 inches (just under 5’4’’) is the average height of the

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Early Season Plaids

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Dresses (Yes, women still wear them) Left: Jones New York Collection Houndstooth Plaid Dress- A practical office staple, ladylike, a bit necessarily? conservative; eminently appropriate.

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Neither Pinstripes Nor Sweats: Gray 2014

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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From deep charcoal to pale dove, solid to print pattern, gray is back on the scene this early fall. Accessorize in monochrome or have fun

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A Rainbow of Handbags

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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R-O-Y-G-B-I-V: Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Green, Indigo, Violet. Handbags come in every shade of every color these days to help ensembles become more interesting and

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Back to School Miscellany from Kindergarten to College

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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A nudge, a smile, a practical tool that personalizes… Encouraging Books Clockwise Left to Right: The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing. Julie Durrel (Illustrator) A

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Back to School Backpacks

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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Backpacks have become extensions of student personalities. I know a 5th grader who changes hers according to season and would never carry designs two years

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