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December 20, 2012
I returned tonight to Dress for Success Morris County to share in its December monthly networking meeting (part two of the three-step ...
Lisa Curran: A Visionary ...
December 7, 2012
Are we ready for warm weather already? Lisa Curran is the owner and creator of Lisa Curran Swim, founded in 1997. An entrepreneur in t...
Lezli's Thoughts on Fashion ...
November 29, 2012
Lezli Salz-Bradley is the owner of Willow St. Boutique located in both Summit and Morristown, New Jersey. Her boutiques reflect her cr...
Heather: "Creating is the Most Fun ..."
October 25, 2012
When I met Heather at MONDO today, she was polishing silver bracelets that she designed, in order to keep them from oxidizing. It is o...
The Secret to Success
October 18, 2012
Tucked away in the basement of the Madison Community House is a gem called Dress for Success Morris County. Don't let its size foo...
September 20, 2012
"Chiffon is my fabric of choice. It is luxurious, it never goes out of style, it always looks fresh and is forgiving." ~ Dan...
September 4, 2012
Fetish: inanimate object worshiped as magic. Apparently I am not the only one who thinks “shoes first” when getting dr...
Returning to Tel Aviv
August 23, 2012
"American fashion is clean and reserved; Israeli fashion is always looking for the surprising twist." ~Merav Merav and h...
It makes good scents
August 2, 2012
I start my day with a brief, silent meditation. Not a crazy, over-the-top meditation where I have to think too much about whether I am...
Am I Stuck in the Past?
July 26, 2012
I watched fashion stylist Lloyd Boston on a television show helping a woman update her look after losing 45 pounds. You may not know h...
It's a Cover Up!
July 19, 2012
While getting ready for vacation I uncovered a summer fashion conspiracy: not only is it wrenching to find a swimsuit, it can be just ...
July 12, 2012
I celebrated a birthday this week and I am in a reflective mood. I turned 52 and appear to be keeping good company. Barbie is just a y...
Mirrors and Scales
July 5, 2012
A little secret: I haven’t owned a scale for years. The way I measure my weight is to try on clothes (usually my trusted jeans) ...
Why not wear it again ... and again?
June 28, 2012
Many years ago, I bought an orange and white striped skirt from a new place called Anthropologie. At the time, I had never heard of th...
On Trend Versus Trendy
June 21, 2012
There is a difference between fashion that is on trend and fashion that is trendy. The trick is to figure out which side you want to b...
June 14, 2012
My son turned 16 yesterday, and although it is not customary to refer to a young man’s birthday as “sweet,” it is to...
It Doesn't Have to be a Bikini ...
June 7, 2012
… to be sexy. One-piece swimsuits are making a splash, and their alluring qualities can no longer be overlooked. Whether modern...
Bad Hair Days
May 31, 2012
The last few days have been tough. A build-up of heavy humidity resulting in: bad hair. To add insult to injury, I have just cut my ha...
Don't just shop - Q
May 17, 2012
My mother is responsible for introducing me to QVC, the home shopping channel on television. A few years ago I had no idea what QVC wa...
What Exactly is a Trunk Show?
May 10, 2012
And is a trunk show as exclusive as it sounds? I just saw an ad in The New York Times for an Alexander McQueen Trunk Show, Thursday, M...
Shop Your Closet First
May 3, 2012
There is magic when you shop your closet first. You have heard me talk about the excitement of finding old treasures as well as the ne...
It is the little things
April 26, 2012
Today I gave myself an instant pick-me-up. I got rid of some gray hair! I use something called vegetable glaze, which is a non-chemica...
I Have Nothing to Wear!
April 19, 2012
Let me set the scene. You are standing at your closet staring at your clothes. Just staring. At your clothes. Your mind goes blank. Af...
April 12, 2012
In a few days, April 14th will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. I shudder as I think of it: 1500+ lives lost ...
April 5, 2012
“Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today, I saw one. It got on at 42nd, and off at 59th, where, I assume ...