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Beauty and the Beach: Cover-Up Couture

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
by on Shopping Around

For those of you who have a second home, friends in warmer climes, or are beating the rush; for those who shop early, realizing that

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Japan and Cherry Blossoms

Springtime in Tokyo: Cherry Blossoms, Fashion,
A Small Quake and, Finally, Signs of Recovery

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
by on Living Around

Did he do it on purpose, to lift people’s spirits? Issey Miyake’s Spring 2012 “Pleats Please!” collection was fun, bright, playful, and delightful. Color palette:

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Kimono Red and Black

Kimono—Things to Wear that Are Works of Art

Sunday, March 25th, 2012
by on Living Around

The Japanese word “kimono” means “thing to wear.” Yet vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and creative stitching transform these traditional pieces of clothing into works of

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