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Vanity Fair Best Dressed List

Samantha Cameron and Carla Bruni may be political fashion rivals but the British and French First Ladies have been united by Vanity Fair magazine, which has featured them on its annual best-dressed list.The Prime Minister’s elegantly pregnant wife – who is due to give birth next month – made her debut on the list alongside her Dior-wearing French counterpart and Michelle Obama, who made her fourth consecutive appearance....more

Dressing Sensibly When on Trail

Acknowledging the gravity of the trial, we were for once spared the histrionics, the tantrums and frosty, arched eyebrows as Naomi Campbell gave perhaps the most serious and sombre performance of her life.In fashion-speak that meant ditching the “diva” outfits. To date she has turned up to court in thigh-skimming, clingy dresses, “I’m a celebrity” shades, 4in stilettos and dripping in jewellery....more

5 Fashion Rules to Break

I had an interesting conversation with some co-workers last week regarding fashion “rules.” You know the ones I'm talking about. One well known rule that comes to mind states not to wear white after Labor Day. I believe that these rules can unnecessarily make us all a little nervous about getting dressed. As a result we end up spending too much time and money trying to look great when we already have in our own closets exactly what we need to look fabulous! ...more

If fashion were music, I'd be tone deaf.

One time in college, I was walking alone across campus and this bearded hippie guy stopped directly in my path.  I sneered at him and gave my standard *pshhh* and proceeded to walk around him.  He then called out my name.Turns out - he the guy who grew up down the street from me.  He had gone through a boy-to-man transformation since the last time I had seen him.  Embarrassing!!Anyway, I would *pshhh* fashion if it stopped dead in my tracks - not because I'm an ass, but because I simply wouldn't recognize it even if it called out my name!!...more

Who Wears the Trousers

Trousers are they Fashion Classic, or Dull Classic? God knows I love trousers. But after seasons of harems, jumpsuits, jeggings, rompers, the 7/8th, Houlihans, carrot tops and banana legs, keeping a hold of my trouser compass has become a taxing occupation....more

Pregnant & Packing for BlogHer 2010: Final Cut What Goes & What Stays

The envelope. Drumroll please...the winner of the What am I Actually Taking to BlogHer 2010 is... Comfy Flats: Walking through the airport and from one session to another on swollen, achy feet means cute and comfortable ballet flats with Dr. Scholl's gel arch inserts for added support. Cute and Sensible Heels: This is my first time in heels in months. I gave em up once the swelling started in the 1st trimester. That said, I'll try anything once, or twice, especially awesome Anne Klein flex slingbacks....more

Pregnant and Packing for BlogHer '10: Adventures in Belly Fitting

Everyone is nervous their first time, even when they're sure to be surrounded by awesome and supportive women.  Add to that the anxiety that comes with traveling while pregnant and dressing oneself without the aide of a trusted spouse and tween. Now you're walking in my shoes--which BTW are two sizes larger than they were 6 months ago....more

The Recycled Dove Creations

The Recycled Dove handmade necklaces and earrings. Some of the pieces are vintage pieces upcycled with new twist. Great accessory item with jeans and a tee anytime. The Recycled Dove has expanded to Etsy, Lov.li, and Artfire selling sites for handmade items. Find these creations plus more at Etsy....more

monogamy in a handbag

For the last three years I have been in a serious monogamous relationship with my purse. I have carried this faux-leather sensible black handbag (with a frivolous lime-green lining) through better or worse, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, forsaking all others and remaining completely faithful to my beloved handbag “until death do us part.”We are very much alike, this handbag and I: practical, oversized, generally organized, and a bit whimsical (reference the lime-green lining)....more

Putting Your Best Foot Fashion Forward

Not to rain on anyone's parade, especially if they are lucky enough to attend BlogHer '10 in the fashion capital of the US, but you might think twice about the footwear you select for navigating the sidewalks of New York. Consider this Public Service Alert #1: Clogs Can Cause Harm to Self and Others.  If you are a clogger by trade or even a hobbyist clogger, disregard this entire post.  You have probably already taken out additional health insurance policies to protect you from what I am about to explain....more