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Monthly Archives: July 2010



Best Kept Secret: Cool Denim with a Touch of Class

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Chicago designer Paul Sisti began schlepping his clothing collection to retailers in the year 1998 and is still here today selling to loyal clients. His fabulous collection is also marketed via his website and specialty boutiques like Isis/My Sisters Circus  and Eventique . Sisti’s success also includes participating in New York in the Atelier Designs. So why is it I …

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“Perfect is Perfectly Boring”

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Just another day at the beach for Audrina Patridge. Photo courtesy of Carl’s Jr.To view this commercial go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB2MDYzx5OY Once again I want to address that I’d like to see everyone take on the attitude that there are women of all different shapes and sizes as ‘the beauty ideal,’ and that it’s not one type or another. But let’s …

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Street Fashion: Nudes and Neutrals

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 No doubt the summer air in Chicago can be stifling, but it seems fashion forward nude and neutral tones help keep it cool even in the hottest circumstances. Recently while running around downtown I began to notice the hotter the days were, the more neutral the colors became on the street. Celebrities such as Leighton Meister, Jennifer Aniston and Kate …

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Knee High Sock : “IN or OUT?”

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Knee high socks used to be associated with sports teams, uniforms, and formal dress, but today knee socks are being worn in totally different ways.  Alexander Wang, Miu Miu and many more designers have knee high socks in their Fall 2010 runway shows.  The new twist on the traditional knee high has produced some interesting designs, take a look and …

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Fashion Faceoff: Jennifer Lopez vs. Rihanna

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  Back in April, J.Lo wore the Lanvin frock for the London premiere of her romantic comedy, “The Back-Up Plan.” She accessorized the look with a wide belt, Lanvin necklace, black Ferragamo heels, and a Jimmy Choo clutch. Lat Monday, Rihanna stepped out in the same one-shoulder gown for a dinner at AGO in West Hollywood. Still rocking her signature fire engine red locks, …

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Bad Girl Vs. Classic Good Girl: “IN or OUT?”

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Last season all you could see were studs and spikes on about every piece of clothing imaginable, but for Fall 2010 the style seems to have done a complete 180, to a sweet and innocent look.  Balenciaga and Balmain haven’t totally deserted the bad girl look, but designers like Celine and Chanel embrace the good girl look this fall.  The …

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Jenny Holzer Designs for Keds

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  I have long admired the work of the artist Jenny Holzer, and her words. She is now in partnership with Bloomingdales and Keds to benefit the Whitney Museum.  Holzer, created a fresh take on the Keds classic Champion┬« silhouette by drawing inspiration from her own design influences. Jenny Holzer’s limited-edition styles will feature a phrase from one of her …

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Best Kept Secrets: Dino-myte Style

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Long before women were celebrated by some for being a size 0 and 00 on runways and the pages of fashion magazines, it much more in vogue to be as large as they come – maybe even up to 7 tons! In prehistoric times, Sue, the Tyrannosaurus Rex was the hot chick, ruling her world of scaly sisters. Be sure …

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Perfect is Perfectly Boring

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I often get so frustrated, as a women, with all the emphasis on what is considered perfect beauty today. It is exhausting to continue to see faces plumped up with fillers, Botox and surgical enhancement to the point of extreme like Heidi Montag. Yes, we all remember Goldie Hawn’s lips in the movie The First Wives Club. What I mean …

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Big Bold Necklaces : “IN or OUT”?

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Chunky necklaces have been all the rage for quite a while now.  Layering chains, and bib necklaces are seen all over the runways.  Recently Harper’s Bazaar mentioned that minimal necklaces would be back for Fall 2010.  Smaller minimal necklaces would be a nice change and could help get that extra “weight” of the chunky necklaces off our shoulders.  But, as …

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