Blog: Off the Cuff

Welcome to my blog, taking you behind the curtain of fashion.
-- Michele

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JONATHAN SIMKHAI: BACKSTAGE CONFESSIONS

"I like to design in bursts, so I’ll be running around the office in the morning choosing fabrics, draping on...
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#TBT CHANNELING CHANEL

#TBT  Long before Coachella, there was Karl Lagerfeld, designer at Chanel and Fendi -- and a Renaissance man.
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A FASHION STYLIST’S CHEAP TRICK

Wrap a belt around the neck as a choker or around the wrist as a cuff -- as does Les...
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WHY I HATE #COACHELLA

  Fashion marketers are ruining fashion. Their vehicle? Coachella. The once modest rock event for aspiring indie bands has morphed...
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THE EMPRESSES’ NEW CLOTHES

  People keep asking me: “What did you think about the inaugural fashions, and why haven’t you blogged about them?”...
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FASHION’S RUNWAY ROULETTE

  Designers and department stores are endangered species, thanks to fickle shoppers -- and investors.   With runway spectacles instantly...
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8 WAYS TO SPEED CLEAN FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Courtesy: Gratisography   Mother-in-law -- military inspection. Same difference. There’s nothing like holiday visitors and scant...
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MY 5 FAVE PRESENTABLE PRESENTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

No gifts, no time? My top five as-is presentable presents will enrapture, no wrapping needed:   R Nichols’ Glisten Candle...
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RULES OF THE ROAD

Fall 2016 Fashion Trends: When Should You Proceed With Caution? By Michele Meyer Few of us are models, storks or...
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JUST SAY “NO” TO:

1. All sorts of wrong in one:  The almost-always tacky leopard print, clashing prints and over-priced, dry-clean-only sweatpants. Need I...