Designer Spotlight: Freywille

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For more than 30 years, Austrian jewelry designer Friedrich Wille has been designing classic pieces, often with a nod to classic European art and European history.  Most of their pieces incorporate a tedious… Continue reading

Which White is Right? Take the Quiz.

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We, as fashion- forward people of the world, are faced annually with a particular age-long conundrum.  To wear or not to wear White After Labor Day?  Should we or shouldn’t we? The final… Continue reading

Trending: Black Eyeliner

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Sure, all of us have a black eyeliner or two in our makeup arsenal.  It’s classic and basic.  It goes with most any skin tone, and most any outfit. But, like most anything in life,… Continue reading

Trending: Velvet

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Velvet is making its presence known this fall and winter.  It hasn’t had this much airtime since Monica, Rachel and Phoebe from Friends all rocked it circa 1995. Soft, sexy, and warm, it’s… Continue reading

Beautiful Bunk Beds

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Whether or not you have children, you will surely admire this gallery of built-in bunk beds.  Not necessarily for children, these built-in beauties have design elements worthy of the finest master suite. Bunk… Continue reading

Trending: Plisse Skirting

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Everything old is new again. Plisse, or “pleated” skirting, is back.  Traditionally made of chiffon, the small pleats are meant to create flirtatious movement with each step a woman takes. This season, the… Continue reading

Runway Hair

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“Nobody looks the same, everybody is different.  So why not have different hair for everybody?” famed French hairstylist Odile Gilbert proclaimed at a recent fashion show. I don’t believe that Odile was trying… Continue reading

Paint Pura Vida

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On a recent trip to Costa Rica, I learned that the common greeting among the locals is “Pura Vida.”  The native language in Costa Rica is Spanish, so this translates to mean “pure… Continue reading

Celebrity Endorsements

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Since the conception of advertising, celebrities have been collaborating with brands to tout their wares.  Here’s a look at some memorable partnerships over the last few decades. sean connery for jim beam, 1974 anna… Continue reading

Trending: Marble Accents

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Sure, marble countertops in the kitchen and bath have been trending for some time now.  (To be accurate, Carrara marble has been trending since 17th century Italy). Carrara marble is the ultimate in sophistication… Continue reading