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Musings On Body Image, Diets and the Fashion Juggernaut

Musings On Body Image, Diets and the Fashion Juggernaut

There’s been a lot of discussion in the blogosphere in recent days about dieting and size acceptance, and about the impact…

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"Chic," qu’est-ce c’est?

"Chic," qu’est-ce c’est?

French women supposedly Have It. The rest of us supposedly Want It. But what is it? “Chic” is something most of…

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French Lessons

French Lessons

When we first started making plans to visit Paris this last spring, my primary and overarching concern was What To Wear.…

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To Color and Color Not

To Color and Color Not

In the 80’s, color was a hot topic. Ted Turner was colorizing classic black and white movies amid protests from filmmakers…

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Smoke and Misogyny

Smoke and Misogyny

Anyone else watching “Mad Men” on AMC? Don Draper is a buttoned down, buttoned up, top-of-his-game Ad Exec with a beautiful…

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The Mother of Re-Invention

The Mother of Re-Invention

picture from http://www.costumes.org/ It starts when we’re very little girls. Someone reads Cinderella to us, and we are told that as…

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A Bad Influence?

A Bad Influence?

Meg over at Faking Good Breeding has an interesting post up this week about whether fashion and beauty blogs are contributing…

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Flattery Will Get You Everywhere…Almost

Flattery Will Get You Everywhere…Almost

Having spent years being utterly convinced of my own style ineptitude, and possessing an annoying tendency to not trust my own…

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The Commandments of Style, Old and New Testaments

The Commandments of Style, Old and New Testaments

The indoctrination to sartorial rules began for me back in the days when women were “ladies,” and ladies paid strict attention…

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