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The Wolf of Wall Street’s Distaff Side

Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Ok, we all know it’s about the men, but women had distinctive fashion attitude in the 80s, especially those women. Shoulders were BIG, skirts were

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Inside Llewyn Davis Reminds Us
Why We Love 60′s Street Fashion

Friday, January 10th, 2014
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Sixties street fashion included often do-it-yourself tie-dye derived from an appreciation of ethnic design. There were lots of African prints and East Indian silk shirts

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American Hustle Rustles Up 70s Fashion

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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In the 1970s, I lusted after and couldn’t afford a Diane von Fürstenberg wrap dress. Those unfulfilled fashion yearnings came back in force last week

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Orchid – Pantone’s Color of 2014

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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Get ready to be blitzed with red/purple, once perhaps referred to as fuchsia, now “orchid.” The Pantone Color Institute which sets standards for commercial design

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Tea Length Hems Are Back

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
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Neither below the knee or maxi-to the floor, Tea length describes a skirt hem that hits at the calf or shin. The first of these

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The EYES Have It

Sunday, December 29th, 2013
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A curious trend, eye-themed clothing and accessories are suddenly all around us. Historically, images that signified warding off the evil eye have rested in niche

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Last Minute Sweet Gifts

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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This time of year everyone indulges; resolutions follow. While you might hesitate to buy Valentine candy, anything goes during the holidaze. All of these can

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Greet the New Year with Scenes of New York:
Eleanor Foa Dienstag’s Photo Calendar

Monday, December 16th, 2013
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While many of us keep track of our appointments on a smart phone or computer, nothing can replace the wall calendar for convenience. And when

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