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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Back in the day, when Madonna would play a series of New York City dates, I’d get tickets to one show and say, “I want to do it again!” as soon as the house lights went up. I finally figured out it was best to always get tickets to two shows, which is why I […]

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

If you had told 1980s me that, in the distant future, I’d see Duran Duran once and Madonna twice in a single week, I would have been mind-blowingly happy … but not totally surprised.  I always promised myself that when I graduated from high school, I’d move to New York, where I would find like-minded […]

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Video of the Year? Who cares! We all know that the most prestigious category at the MTV Video Music Awards is my Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo. The last time I gave out one of my coveted awards was in May for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala. Before that, I had […]

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Marc Jacobs today confirmed that his lower-priced Marc by Marc Jacobs line would be absorbed into the main Marc Jacobs brand. The move was first reported by WWD last week. My main interest in this stems from a Glamour story on the best looks of the Marc by Marc Jacobs line over the years. It […]

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Friday, March 6, 2015

You never get over your first love. I don’t mean your middle-school crush or high-school boyfriend/girlfriend. Who cares about those people?! Damn, I can’t even remember any names.  The romantic feelings that last are your first music and fashion loves.  Even if you don’t listen to those bands or wear those styles any more, I […]

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Madonna took a bad fall while performing “Living for Love” at the Brit Awards in London last night. Apparently, an Armani cape that was supposed to open when tugged by a dancer didn’t, so Madonna was yanked down several stairs by her neck. The lyrics of “Living for Love” include: “Took me to heaven and […]

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

When wig-loving, face-hiding singer Sia hit the Grammy red carpet a short while ago with a supersized hairpiece and a matching child dancer in tow, I knew my search was over. Sia is the winner of my coveted Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo award for the 2015 Grammy Awards. View image | gettyimages.com As […]

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

This is certainly my week for international recognition! First, my Pink Elephant and Tipsy Writer Maneater ring was on the cover of Jewellery News Asia. Now, two of my designs are in K-Note, a Turkish magazine that goes to luxury car customers. Hopefully, those readers are luxury jewelry customers too. The pieces are part of […]

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

In honor of tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards, the always-highlarious Michael K of the blog Dlisted shared a classic clip from the 1995 VMAs, when Courtney Love threw a MAC compact at Madonna before crashing the latter’s pre-show interview with Kurt Loder. “Courtney Love is in dire need of attention right now,” Madonna observed. I […]

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

I meant to follow up a couple of days ago on my initial post about going to see Eminem and Rihanna perform at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium for their Monster Tour … but I was at a loss for words! My gorgeous friend Jen and I had too much fun in the second row where, […]

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