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Hearts Without Shelf Life

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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Wearing hearts needn’t be only a valentine gesture. It’s perfectly possible to find them embodied by fashion and accessories of every type. Whether yours is


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White Doesn’t Have To Be Dull

Thursday, July 4th, 2013
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Unless it’s a wedding dress, reflexive thought about fashion white is basics. Basic white shirt, slacks, skirt, sweater, shoes, bag. Also-rans. Much summer jewelry fits


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Woman Around Town: Shelley White – Dressing Stars
From Boardwalk Empire, Motown, Big Fish, and Others

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
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When Shelley White was a high school student in Arlington, Virginia in the 1980s, she liked to shop at Classic Clothing, a popular vintage store


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Crochet and Straw, Handbags of the Season

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
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It’s a matter of warp and weave these days as handbags show off instead of hiding their stitchery. Crochet bags join straw models often mixed


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First Fruit of the Season

Friday, April 5th, 2013
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The warmer the weather, the more fruit images appear in fashion. Think Hawaiian Shirts. See Tommy Bahama and vintage stores. Colors are bright and graphic,


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Rattle Them Bones

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Skulls. Don’t tell me you haven’t noticed them. Whether enormous graphics on a trendy sweatshirt or something haute by Alexander McQueen who leads the pack


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Updating the Classic Quilted Bag

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
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Likely now and forever. Styling changes, while at the same time, classic shapes keep getting manufactured. Colors are added to lines. Many below come in


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Betsey Johnson Loses Her Stores But Not Her Fans

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
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Betsey Johnson will turn 70 on August 10 and by anyone’s measure, her fashion business has had an incredible run. Generations of young girls squealed


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