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Monday, February 22, 2016

I’ve always had a love for trompe l’oeil clothing. Fashion that makes me laugh! That’s what I’m all about. Back in 2009, I had a dress with a big faux zipper down the back. I wore that to a fashion show that featured a vomiting front-row attendee and a fainting runway model.  In other words, […]

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Erica M. Blumenthal, writing for the New York Times Thursday Styles section, has declared that this is the year of the daisy: “Expect a floral explosion as spring fashion starts to arrive in stores, and no flower is getting more love this season than the daisy. The relentlessly cheerful print, iconic in a grungy way […]

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I like slow fashion and homegrown vintage. Here are some of my favorite old looks, re-worn in 2015. Whenever I wear my sex-ay Pilgrim dress by Donald Brooks Couture, I enjoy it so much that I wear it again almost immediately. I originally wore the dress in 2004 to the Committee to Protect Journalists awards […]

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Earlier this year, I wrote about Jennifer Hudson’s much-criticized 2007 Oscar outfit, which featured a cropped metallic bolero. I loved it, of course. Embed from Getty Images It was unexpected and fabulous. Embed from Getty Images I do believe it left me with a lasting love for offbeat, cropped jackets. I thought of Hudson’s look […]

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Last week, I visited family near Chicago. During the trip, I gave my gorgeous mother, BarbaraB, her redesigned engagement ring. I also built this fabulous brick city. It was chilly outside the Windy City, so I wore my faux-ostrich feather jacket by Stacy Lomman. I didn’t take a new outfit photo with it, so here […]

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Nicki Minaj isn’t the only one with a beef after Miley Cyrus’s MTV Video Music Awards hosting gig. When Miley ended Sunday’s show with a performance of her new song, “Dooo It!,” I got all excited about the costumes. View image | gettyimages.com I was positive the big eyes and sequins were the distinctive work […]

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

E! Online has compared Lady Gaga’s latest hairstyle to Pippi Longstocking‘s braids. But when I saw E!’s tweet, I didn’t think Pippi at all. What I thought was, “Been there, seen that, got the t-shirt.” The braided lady on that t-shirt is gorgeous Wall Street Journal artist Noli Novak. When I worked at the Journal […]

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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 collection. […]

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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 fallen […]

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Monday, August 26, 2013

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 my […]

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