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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: A well-cut trench coat a la Patricia Kaas

    Patricia Kaas

    Let’s be frank: There comes a time when fussy becomes unfashionably fatiguing and plain is boringly aging. >> Day Two of the three-part FoS series Age-Approriate French Chic At A Certain Age But, pairing a well-cut trench coat and sultry smokey lined eyes, is a time-tested fashion recipe that never spoils! Take, for instance, French actress and chanteuse Patricia Kaas who understands the understated elegance of a lightweight, well-cut trench coat- a hallmark in dressing with French chic style. It’s not any ordinary…

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  • French Chic at a Certain Age: The power of black a la Juliette Binoche… not so basic!

    Malgorzarta Szumowska and Juliette Binoche at the "Elles" Paris Premiere

    Basic black becomes beautiful black when it’s worn in the right French Chic way… It’s funny how there are photos of us that almost instantly look dated and others that have timeless perfection. What we are wearing plays a huge part in what sustains looking chic and vital rather than overdone and garish. Take for instance, the style power and endurance of perennially black clad Juliette Binoche and Malgorzarta Szumowska pictured here. >> Day One of the three-part FoS series Ageless & Age-Appropriate French…

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  • Senior Style: 65 Things to Do When You Retire, My Essay On How To Master Your Look (book excerpt)

    iStock seniors

    When editor Mark Evan Chimsky asked me to write a ‘Master Your Look’ essay for the anthology 65 Things to Do When You Retire, 65 Notable Achievers on How to Make the Most of the Rest of Your Life (Sellers Publishing), I couldn’t refuse. Besides having the opportunity to share my senior style tips for a time in your life when coveting the latest it thing is not as relevant as revitalizing your most age-appropriate personal best, my essay would be in the book along…

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  • Stylist Advice: It’s not style but some fugly fashion fad; don’t succumb

    The gross purposely exposed bra

    What Not To Wear | Spring Fugly Fashion Don’ts There will probably be someone who doesn’t like this. That’s ok. I was looking through a spring lookbook for a celebutard turned designer, who will remain nameless, and each outfit pictured was kowtowing to some amped up commercial fashion fad trend, that probably should never have taken off in the first place. But there ya go, a pseudo celeb wears something, the pr sends out a photo, bloggers pick it up, and every…

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  • How To (Not) Wear a Faux Fur Vest- the trend is trickier than it seems

    What looks pretty on the model can be rather tricky on an everyday woman

    Faux fur vests are probably one of the hottest fashion trends of the moment. The thing is that they are also rather tricky to wear. If you are not careful, you could look like a wild hairy beast that took over the mall. Not to mention that fur vests are not the most practical way to stay warm on anything other than a mild day. Let’s get the faux fur vest trend right. Here we have a lovely, chic model wearing…

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  • Stylist Advice- Beat Party Outfit Fatigue and Rework a Few Good Pieces

    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Suvie Satin Blazer at Bloomingdales

     Dear Sharon: I’m getting exhausted from trying to figure out what to wear to holiday parties as this season progresses. I still have a few more fetes left- some are casual, some are kind of dressy. What in tarnation can I wear without having to buy something new each and every time I have to show my face at a party? I’ve been working a black  pencil skirt and a black satin jacket but I think that not only am…

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  • Fashion Emergency: Help! I’m in a fashion rut and only 22!


    Short torso, long legs, no style… oh my! I would love to be proud of what I wear but it’s hard to feel attractive in my comfort zone of T-shirts and jeans. I also struggle with trying to find a style that I feel is age appropriate for me at 22 years old and not too young or too old. I’ve never considered myself to be very stylish and I tend to stay away from current fads, like gladiator sandals for…

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  • Sassy Casual? What to wear to a wedding when the dress request is confusing…


     Sassy Casual, what in the world does that mean? I’ve been invited to a wedding and the dress code is “sassy casual.” The 5:00PM wedding takes place in a fancy hotel in Southern California in October. The invitation says that no children are allowed. What in the world do I wear? Got me! It sounds like the party planners are trying their darndest to out cute themselves with some convoluted and hokey wedding dress code that needs a bit of…

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  • Take Khaki to the Next Level: Dress Tips for a Teacher

    Khaki pants from

    In Style- turn essential elements on how to update khaki pants Dear Sharon: I am an elementary Guidance Counselor. I struggle between being comfortable working with small children and looking professional for meetings. I like wearing khakis, loafers and a shirt, sweater or blazer daily. I would like to wear khakis everyday with different tops. Is this look too boring or uniform like? Could you give me some guidelines and/or suggestions? -Koo Koo for Khaki (Pataskala/Columbus, Ohio)   Dear Koo Koo:…

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