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  • The color PINK- a trend shade that even the most ardent pink hater (like me) will love

    Pinks, from left to right: Michael Kors, Tory Burch, H&M Design Award, BCBGMaxAria

    Full disclosure: Pale pinks excessively worn on a grown-up woman makes my skin crawl. There, I’ve said it. There has always been something about a woman of a certain age (post student years in this case) drowning in otherwise wimpy goo-goo-gaga colors that just sucks the va-va-voom out of her style and her presence. But take that same hue and amp up the volume and you have got one VERY hot color palette that is worthy of a second look….

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  • Clothing Construction, the Beauty Behind the Seams


    It’s so easy to get the look, but what is the mastery behind its seams?”Knowing the sewing construction is what makes one a designer not a stylist,” Charles Kleibacker, at the FIT American Style Symposium. There’s no doubt that I’m a seam queen! I can spot a well-made garment in an instant and appreciate the craft that went into its construction. It comes from a discerning eye and knowing when it matters most to have the best that you can…

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