Fashion Statements

The Polished Diva: Styling for a Lasting Impression

“Style: Because your personality is not the first thing people see.” Did you know that your style is the window to your personality? If your clothes are sending a mixed message, it would be wise to invest in the services of a stylist. The Polished Diva is a great starting point for ordinary women who […]

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Models of Diversity – The Catwalk Challenge

There is beauty at every age, and in every race, weight class, and level of ability.  Listen to these courageous models challenge designers to make the runway more diverse.    

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It’s a Wrap: 2016 Farewell to Fashion Icons

Don’t cry because it’s over – smile because it happened.   This perspective at least makes 2016 fashion losses less painful. Last year’s “Gone But Not Forgotten” list includes:   China Machado (December 25, 1929 – December 18, 2016) She was a Shanghai born supermodel, editor and  TV producer.                         James Galanos (September 20, 1924 […]

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AcCUSTOMed to Style: Tailors Specializing in Haute Yourture

Fashion Riddle: When does shopping for OTR (off the rack) clothes become personal?  If you answered “when your favorite tailor customizes them”, you  are absolutely right. In the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia are (what we call the  DMV), there are several great tailors.  I had an opportunity to interview one of them Mr. David Jones, President of Custom Tailoring […]

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Big Girls Don’t Cry: Follow Ashley Graham’s Lead and Love Your Curves!

  Ashley Graham advocates loving the skin your in.  Spend your money with hose who design for you.    

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Tim Gunn’s Takes a Shot at the Fashion Industry

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Fashion-Able: Tommy Hilfiger Designs with Equity for the Disabled

“When we design something that can be used by those with disabilities, we often make it better for everyone else.”  Donald Norman Director of The Design Lab at University of California, San Diego. Is the fashion industry vision challenged when it comes to designing adaptive clothing for the disabled?  One major designer isn’t.  As part of […]

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TJMaxx-imum Advantage

Do you just shop at TJMaxx in the clearance section and assume that you can’t afford Chanel, Gucci,  and Valentino?  Perhaps you are not getting the TJMaxx-imum Advantage! Take this simple test: Did you know that some TJMaxx stores have  runway fashion for very low prices?  Did you know that TJMaxx offers semiannual  events to showcase new/major Runway selections? […]

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