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Beauty’s Beholder: The Beautiful Ones

December 28, 2009

Interview Magazine released its list of the “Twenty Most Beautiful People of the Decade” and aside from those pictured are Ashley Greene, Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell and Alicia Keys. While not certain on the winning criteria, I’m grinning in satisfaction at the list.  In fact, I couldn’t have selected a better set myself.

Since We’ve No Place to Go…

December 25, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow….

This weekend, the DC area received over 2 feet of snow. For those driving to and from work, it was horrible.  For me, it was nothing short of bliss. With a pantry full of food, a fridge full of wine and a parka that keeps me warmer than needed, I reverted back to my childhood days of snow angels and frozen fingers.

I live for moments like this.

Please don’t let the pressure of buying presents, unemployment or foreclosure keep you from finding joyous moments and laughter. It has and will always be the little things that make the world a better place.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Fashion Cents: The Accessibility of Fashion

December 23, 2009

“I don’t care about fashion and since I’m not a fashion person like you, I don’t really need designer clothes”…

After hearing this statement more times than I’d care to admit, I realize that there are many misconceptions about fashion. The term “fashion” is subjective and as long as we need to protect ourselves from the natural elements, fashion will matter.

“The only people interested in fashion are shallow, stick-thin airheads who are out of touch with reality.”

That’s fictitious as well.

Fashion insiders are regular folk, most of whom are indifferent to fashion. It’s a business and it operates  like a business. Read more…

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing…

December 17, 2009

Well thing(s)…. that I need, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Thoughts in Prose: The Print Apocalypse

December 16, 2009

It’s been reported that more than 500 consumer magazines folded by the end of 2008; luckily, this year’s number are only in the double digits.

We are witnessing the most groundbreaking technological convergence since the movable type in the Industrial Revolution. At different intervals throughout history, newspapers, magazines, radio and television were all new media threatening its predecessor’s existence. Today, the aforementioned coexist to personalize our news and leisure.

So why are we predicting the end of magazines? Read more…

Bidding Adieu: Christian Lacroix Haute Couture

December 5, 2009

For twenty years, Christian Lacroix produced extravagant couture gowns but the bleak announcement of his company’s bankruptcy in 2008 foreshadowed the inevitable: Lacroix’s sovereignty in the haute couture dynasty was over.

Haute couture started in the early nineteenth century as handmade, garment construction for the well-heeled. Today, couture is to Paris what leather is to Italy and as magnificent as it is, the overhead costs far exceed the profits – making it more of a pain than a joy, for the fashion conglomerates.

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Thoughts in Prose: The Teen Vogue Handbook

November 27, 2009

This time last year I was finishing my last semester at Parsons, confident that a succinct resume and determination would land me an entry-level job.

I’m still searching… Read more…