Behind the Seams: Hot in Cleveland’s Costume Designer Lori Eskowitz

Wednesday nights are hotter and even more stylish. TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland is back for a fourth season with its cast even more sizzling than before. Enter Lori Eskowitz, the costume wizard behind the great wardrobes worn by the sitcom’s leading ladies, pictured above -Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and AARP ambassador Betty White. I recently had the delight of chatting with Lori about her work with these funny ladies. How did you get started in this profession? Having …

DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Norma Kamali

Visionary. Icon. Pioneer. Those are the adjectives often associated with powerhouse American designer Norma Kamali, 67, who with 30+ years of design experience continues to evolve her eponymous fashion company. Kamali, who has been lauded with a plethora of style awards – from the Council of Fashion Designers of America to the Fashion Walk of Fame – remains a constant on today’s fashion scene. She is no longer just known as the creator of the red bathing suit Farrah Fawcett …

Cut From the Same Cloth

On a recent trip to south Georgia, I got the opportunity to spend a few days at the home of an 83-year-old who embodies timeless style. While this octogenarian may not be able to wear stilettos and chooses not to don miniskirts, she is a fashionista and seemingly my style icon. You see my grandmother, Idella, has a penchant for being the best dressed at religious and social gatherings though she would never admit it. Sporting sharp midcalf suits or …

The Miniskirt: Warming Up to a Hot Fashion Trend

Short and sassy, it’s style with an attitude.  And after all these years, I’m just now really embracing the ever-popular miniskirt. You can say my relationship with the fashion icon, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has been more of a you’re-no-good-for-me-but-I wish-you-were type of thing. Back in the 1960s, when the mini was making a huge fashion statement, I was a reed-thin girl with long birdlike legs and this must-have piece didn’t flatter my frame at all. Yes, …