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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Like more than 108 million other people, I was glued to the television on Sunday, watching the Beyonce concert. You know, the big performance that was preceded by football, and followed by quiet naptime and then more football. I agree with Beyonce that the show was “Gone With the Wind fabulous!”  I was thrilled by […]

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

As a lifelong feminist, it pains me to admit it, but there is one thing that men are often* better at than women … SHOPPING. Surprise! But it’s true. And I’m not talking about how men are hunters and women are gatherers when it comes to trips to the mall. I’m more interested in the […]

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Monday, January 3, 2011

In the early ’80s, when I was growing up in Mahwah, N.J., my younger sister, Terri Berry, had a weekly dance class in New York City. My mother and I would spend the time at Bloomingdale’s. Week after week, I gazed longingly at a pale pink and gray leather motorcycle-style jacket. I don’t think I […]

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

In today’s Wall Street Journal, the delightful Rachel Dodes reports that leather shorts are hot, but not in the “too hot to wear in the summer” way. They’re hot as in “selling like hotcakes.” Rachel (with whom I’m acquainted) writes, “The new look made its runway debut last season in the shows of Chloe and […]

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I’m mad about this leather jacket by Jean Claude Jitrois. It’s got everything: unusual colors, an asymmetrical zipper, a belt, lacing on the sides and a big ol’ horse (with jockey) on the front. Click here to see all the pictures on eBay. If you bid, don’t forget to snipe! The jacket reminds me of […]

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Last month, I was infatuated with the ruffled leather jacket by Shadows and Dust in Craig’s photo of Amanda de Simone. Photo from Altamira NYC I contacted Shadows and Dust and they referred me right back to Amanda, who happens to be their rep here in New York. Sadly, I didn’t rock the jacket like […]

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Monday, May 19, 2008

I feel compelled to respond to a few more search terms that have led people to this blog. How much does jewelry designers make? Well, some designers does make a lot and some does make a little. It does depend on a variety of factors. I does not recommend it as a get-rich-quick scheme. Lady […]

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Red leather trench coat from Etsy Three from Retrodress My own jacket, made by this guy SEPARATELY: Today’s psychopath news.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

If you’re ready to spend the big bucks, check out this black patent leather corset by William Tempest. $1341.35 at ninaandlola.com If you want something that’s shiny yet un-sexy, this vinyl-front top by Chloe is available at Saks. $461.90 at Saks UPDATED TO ADD: Shiny shorts by Diesel! $213 on ssense

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Isn’t this leather mini-trench by S.W.O.R.D. beautiful? I love it but I definitely can’t get it. I have too many coats and jackets as it is. Here is the back view (in a different color). It’s available at blaec.com. I’ve never bought anything from the site but I like to browse its interesting collection (even […]

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