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Channeling the Tropics

Posted on 05/17/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionCan’t go on that tropical vacation just yet? No need to fret, you can mimic the vibe right here at home minus airline and suitcases. Trending this season is apparel featuring large and small floral prints. I’ve assembled a look that channels your much needed getaway and won’t drain your pockets. 1 | Eyelet Top ($29; Joe Fresh for J.C. Penney) 2 | Legging Jeans ($42; GAP) 3 | Emerald: Pantone Universe Color of Year Nail Polish ($18-$68; Sephora) 4| …

Betsey Johnson: 19 Things You May Not Know

Posted on 05/9/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionLook out dolls! Fashion designer Betsey Johnson is coming to a TV screen near you! On May 12 the Style Network will debut XOX Betsey Johnson (8 p.m. ET), a reality show/style documentary that follows the eclectic 70-year-old party girl and her 38-year-old daughter, Lulu, as they navigate their businesses, experience bankruptcy and work on their mother-daughter relationship. Viewers will get a sneak peek into the daily operations of Betsy’s clothing line and meet some of the people that support and …

Designer Catherine Malandrino Turned 50!

Posted on 04/23/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionNew York magazine nailed it when it labeled fashion designer Catherine Malandrino as the “ultimate Frenchwoman in America.” And like her peer Marc Jacobs, she, too, turned the big 5-Oh this month (April 22). Malandrino’s design concept has always been “to bring softness and refinement to an urban, feminine wardrobe and to help the woman show her character and individuality through her unique clothes.” And it has worked for her as evidenced by her successful career both in her native …

Bright and Accessible Spring Rainwear

Posted on 04/12/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionEveryone knows April is a rainy month, hence the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” But who said your look has to be boring and drab? To spruce up your outdoor jaunts this spring, I’ve pulled together some rainwear and accessories that not only make a bold statement but won’t cost you hundreds of dollars. 1 | Reversible, waterproof and water resistent rain wrap ($60; Rainraps.com) 2 | Stacked bangles ($10-15; GAP stores) 3 | Color-blocked envelope clutch ($32; gap.com) …

Marc Jacobs Turns 50!

Posted on 04/9/2013 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionIt’s official: Marc Jacobs, the iconic American design darling who helms three fashion brands –  Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton  – can become an AARP member as of today. Jacobs, who made Time magazine’s “Time 100″ list in 2010, continues to add notable lines to his resume. In addition to elevating his gift of forecasting and conceptualizing trends for his clothing collections, he’s also assumed the role of Creative Director for Diet Coke (he appears topless in some …

Buy Pink and Support Breast Cancer Research

Posted on 10/8/2012 by | Fashion | Comments

Beauty & FashionOctober is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many people are supporting their family, friends and others who have encountered the disease with the purchase of products that align with the cause. With pink being the official color for the cause, many retailers are generating limited edition pieces emblazoned with tints and shades of the hue while also donating all or a portion of the sales to the initiative.  Here are a few items worth considering. Scarf  Vera Bradley – …