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WHEN THE SKINNY IS TOO MUCH
Fashion is built on the backs of models. Their elegance, beauty and tall, broad-shouldered, “clothes hanger” bodies are coveted by...
CHANEL’S KARL LAGERFELD: The Witty, Prolific Designer Will Be Missed
Karl was the most talented person I knew: larger than life, a maestro of la mode, a great showman. He was a...
MAKE IT STOP: Another Italian Label Has to Do an About-Face Over Blackface
Another Italian label -- Gucci -- offends with its $890 balaclava-style sweater. It joins Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, who...
HAUTE COUTURE AT ITS FINEST: Fly Away with Me
Usually I judge clothes by their wearability. For one Dutch designer I make an exception. Former dancer Iris van Herpen...
WHAT ARE THEY THINKING? Fashion Rant of the Day
This room says it all. Violently vivid fast-food yellow walls, cheap plastic piñata-befitting fringe, a Target-reminiscent wall hanging and a...
THE FASHIONABLE AND THE FRIVOLOUS: Random Thoughts
My mother -- also my best friend for many years -- had exquisite taste. She surrounded herself with the...
BACK TO THE BEACH
Stressed by the holidays? The following delights will take you back to the beach, prolonging your post-vacation relaxation. VANILLA BOURBON...
CELEBRATE THE SEASON
IN THE NICK OF TIME Still looking for pampering gifts that dazzle and are perfect fits for beloved family...
GREATEST SHITS, ER, HITS OF THE SEASON
Where do I begin...Everything that's wrong with current trends is captured in this label's wares, starting with the Maison Alexandrine...
KATE SPADE AND THE UGLY SIDE OF FAME
On some level, fashion is a façade -- the one you choose to present to others. New York accessories designer...
MEGHAN MARKLE: Looks Unbefitting a Princess
Day and night. Black and white. A month before her wedding to Great Britain’s Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's personal fashion...
OSCAR RED CARPET: We Wait, We Wince
Forget the glorious circle of life. As Oscar’s red carpet looms, let’s diss about the sometimes less inspiring circle of...
ENOUGH ALREADY! BAN THESE OTT TRENDS
MAKE IT STOP! Asymmetrical ruffle tiers -- too many offenders to be named. Piles of patterns -- yes, you...
INNER BEAUTY: ADVENT CALENDARS ARE A WIN-WIN FOR CONSUMERS AND BRANDS
Joy to the girls. The countdown to Christmas is on, via a British holiday tradition that’s gained momentum in the...
CYBER MONDAY READY? OFF THE CUFF’S BEAUTY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
We can’t help but rhapsodize about beauty options that are beautiful in themselves – no wrapping required! These presentable...
DAZZLING DRESSES: 10 MUST-SEES AT MFAH’S OSCAR DE LA RENTA EXHIBIT
Give yourself over to this stylish feast – and reserve two hours for the experience. I loved it so much,...
Forget candy. ‘Tis the season for spooky get-ups. The following looks may get your creative juices flowing for creepy costumes....
DE LA RENTA LIVES ON IN GRAND EXHIBIT
Talk about a grand exit. If anyone knew how to make one, it was late great designer Oscar de la...