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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tweet Katy Perry wore a polka-dot-and-floral strapless gown on the red carpet at the American Music Awards. I got all excited, hoping she was wearing a 1980s Patrick Kelly … perhaps a ballgown version of the vintage dress currently available at Shrimpton Couture. Nope! Katy’s gown is actually from Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2014 […]

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tweet A strappy, cut-out one-piece bathing suit by Agent Provocateur has been hot for a while. Modern Family actress Sofia Vergara looked great in it! Kim Kardashian has worn the bikini version. That two-piece look was popular enough that another company produced something similar, causing Agent Provocateur to sue. Knowing that, I thought I had […]

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Tweet Designer Stephen Sprouse did camouflage-print designs based on screenprints by Andy Warhol in 1987 and 1988. Sprouse was famous for his use of Day-Glo colors, so if I were going to get a vintage Sprouse camo print, I’d probably go for something like this skirt. But, last week, this ’80s Sprouse on 1stdibs.com caught […]

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tweet Now that we’ve all gotten used to side-boob, it’s time for side-ass. Fashionista.com says that all eyes were on Gwyneth Paltrow’s hips last night, thanks to her Antonio Berardi gown with sheer panels. Click to see the Gwyneth Paltrow pictures. I’m happy to say that I can shop my closet for this trend. I’ve […]

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Tweet I was super-excited to go to the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Los Angeles last night. This event is a major thrill for me … but that doesn’t always mean I get a new dress for the occasion. I actually enjoy wearing the same dress to events that are just a few months apart, […]

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tweet In fashion, what comes around goes around …. and around and around and around. On Thursday, I read a Wall Street Journal story called “Transparent Style That’s Sheer Daring” by the lovely Christina Binkley, which was about see-through clothing being big for spring. That trend has been bubbling up for a while — I […]

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tweet While doing some research for my next Huffington Post story on fashion-blogger trends, I came across this amusing 1984 observation from New York Times journalist John Duka: “One of the requisite skills for sitting at a fashion show is being able to roll your eyes, talk to the person behind you, chew mints and […]

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Tweet I like to watch music videos while I’m at the gym. Isn’t that quaint? MTV doesn’t play many music videos these days. I remember when it did. The first video the network aired when it debuted right after midnight on August 1, 1981, was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. The Buggles […]

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tweet The Wall Street Journal has a story headlined, “Very Bright Lipstick, All the Time.” In it, Elizabeth Holmes writes: “In the beauty world’s eternal cycle between eyes and lips, it’s lipstick’s moment. Many women are adopting a signature standout lipstick color—bright red, rich coral, vivid pink—to wear day or night with everything in their […]

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tweet Just a week ago, I did a Fashion Repeats Itself post comparing new black, mesh-topped dresses to a bodysuit I wore in 1993. On Sunday, Rihanna outdid the dress-wearing ladies by sporting a bodysuit JUST LIKE ME! Well, maybe not just like me. She forgot the mom jeans. The other thing Rihanna is missing […]

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