Get a MOVE On! Get OVER IT! I DARE You!

Last month, my husband and I finally sold and moved out of the house we have owned for 30 years, opting for a small and much more manageable apartment in a Manhattan high-rise.  Here’s advice for anyone deliberating a long-delayed move:The physical feat of moving will be chaotic enough, so plan it well.  Arduous even for someone like me who lifts weights three times a week!  ...more

Clinton Kelly Interview: TLC's "What Not To Wear" Ambushes a Parenting Blogger

Amanda (aka Dumb Mom who writes the blog Parenting By Dummies had been nominated for a fashion intervention by her best friend. It was all going down at the Newseum. TLC's "What Not To Wear" had selected Amanda for an ambush style makeover (airing tonight). She was going to have to pack up her wardrobe, bring it to New York City, and shop by the rules set by style gurus Clinton Kelly and Stacy London. I was in on the secret -- and got to ask Clinton Kelly a few questions, to boot....more

Love him. Have considered starting to dress in all sweats just so friends would nominate me for ...more

Clinton Kelly is Fabulous

The title is more than a mouthful, but one of the best books I've ever purchased from the Doubleday Book Club is Freakin' Fabulous: How to Dress, Speak, Behave, Eat, Drink, Entertain, Decorate, and Generally Be Better than Everyone Else by Clinton Kelly. If you've been living in a cave don't know who he is, Clinton Kelly co-hosts the makeover show What Not to Wear with Stacy London on TLC....more

Tim Gunn's Guide to Style

Banking on the success of Project Runway, Bravo has launched Tim Gunn's Guide to Style. In the tradition of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Gunn's show brings his inimitable approach to fashion to the people, employing the now-familiar formula of the sixty-minute makeover. The self-nominated participant has her closet decimated, goes shopping, and returns as a reformed, more beautiful version of herself. Along the way, she confronts her demons, learns to walk like a supermodel, and meets a super designer who tells her that she's beautiful. She is shepherded through this process by Gunn and supermodel Victoria Webb, who seems unsure why exactly she's here or what precisely she's supposed to be doing. ...more

Before I start ranting on about the show I have an important question!!! On the first episode ...more