* I LOVE CHADWICKS !!! *

I am a real girlie girl... I love buying and wearing pretty, feminine dresses, skirts, high heels.... I have a new favorite place to shop for my favorite girlie clothes... Chadwicks! I absolutely adore Chadwicks, because their clothes are always much more feminine and elegant (as well as affordable) than you would expect, they gladly accept personal checks (my preferred payment method), and they have the nicest customer service people! If you LOVE being a WOMAN and feeling FEMININE, you have simply got to give CHADWICKS a try!!! http://www.chadwicks.com/(800) 544-3795. ...more

Remember Ostara – the Goddess of Dawn, Spring, and Renewal

Did you know that the word "Easter" is derived from "Ostara," an ancient pagan goddess of Spring and renewal? ...more

Thanks for the info. I've always been baffled by the bunny and colored eggs. But, now I ...more

crazy idea for strange novel – brain transplant makes man realize that women are superior

Although I'm a professional freelance writer, to date I have worked only in nonfiction. I spend most of my time writing or editing science and medicine articles and books. What I really want to do, however, is to start writing my own combination of "women's fiction," science fiction, and a little bit of horror (kind of a combo of Jackie Collins, Anne Rice, and Michael Crichton). ...more

Is Estradiol the best hormone therapy?

At 49 years of age, I've been considering hormone therapy for a couple years. But, as someone with an educational and professional background in biology, I've always been concerned about putting pills in my body and about the possible adverse effects they might have, such as cancer. I've recently started using Estradiol (a generic synthetic estrogen identical to regular human estrogen) at 2 mg/day, as well as soy isoflavones (a phytoestrogen) at about 200 mg/day. ...more

Marlene Dietrich: Part Angel, Part Devil, All Woman

"Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them." "A country without bordellos is like a house without bathrooms." "Sex is much better with a woman, but then one can't live with a woman." "Careful grooming may take twenty years off a woman's age, but you can't fool a flight of stairs." - a few of my favorite quotes by Marlene Dietrich ...more

* Celebrate 50 years of Barbie! *

It's hard to believe that Barbie is 50 years old this year! (Just one year older than me!) That's 50 years of the fashion world influencing Barbie's wardrobe, and 50 years of Barbie also influencing the fashion world. Barbie has certainly been a big influence on me all of my life, so I was thrilled when I saw the Barbie Fall 2009 Runway Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in February... an entire professional runway show devoted to the look of Barbie! ...more

A little about me – new member into fashion, movies, music, art

A warm "hello" and "welcome" to all! I'm just getting started on this site, and I've got a pretty busy life, but I hope to have time to blog about things like women's fashion, my favorite movies, music, books, and other art by women... and Barbie... I have always loved Barbie! The movies I enjoy most are the classics that feature the most glamorous actresses of a bygone era: Marlene Dietrich, Jean Harlow, Bette Davis, Marilyn, etc. I also like many movies with modern beauties, including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, and JLo. ...more

* fun online makeover *

While watching a movie on the Lifetime channel the other day, I noticed a commercial for their Web site, where you can go to get a complete virtual makeover. I just tried it out, and it is really a lot of fun! You just upload a photo of yourself... then you can experiment with a bunch of different makeup and hair styles (including many celebrity looks), play with the colors, add jewelry, and other cool things. I've always been blonde, but I tried out a brunette look for myself, which I actually like quite a bit! ...more

Madonna and me

"I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dream... I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art." - Madonna I'm just a couple years younger than Madonna, who has always been one of my idols, in terms of her music, her fashion sense, and her wider cultural significance. ...more

My two amazing and affordable new dresses

I love the classic/sexy look in fashion, but I (and everyone else, I'm sure) often discover that it is difficult to find nice dresses and other clothes that are also affordable. I recently purchased a fabulous little black dress from MetroStyle for under $50, and I absolutely adore it! It has a low-cut top, long sheer chiffon sleeves, a belt with a rhinestone buckle, and a skirt that falls right at the knee. The dress is item number 0803-66938-1233, if anyone cares to check it out. ...more