No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds.
This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of their uniqueness, contemporary feel or highly collectible nature.
As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions.
Today’s selections include pieces by Pucci, Betsey Johnson, Gucci, Courreges and Chanel. Be sure to check out the beautiful pearl and diamond necklace and the whimsical Hermes nautical handbag.
Which item is your favorite? Leave me a comment below to let me know and please take a minute to rate your favorite slides.
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No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds.
When you think of Community Property, do the words “half of everything” come to mind? No so fast! In fact, this is not always the result even when a spouse seems to have gifted to the other spouse one-half of the home the gifting spouse owned before marriage but where they both live.
Consider this scenario:
Ken and Jane live in California. Jane owned her own home before she married Ken. By the time they tie the knot, the home had a fair market value of $750,000 and no mortgage. During their first anniversary dinner celebration, Jane deeds the property to “Jane and Ken, As Community Property” and presents Ken with a copy of the recorded
On the very day that the New York Times reported that the Israeli military had demolished the homes of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley in order to clear the area to consolidate Israeli control, that very same military was being rebuffed in its efforts to remove an illegal Jewish settler outpost in that very same occupied West Bank. There were also reports of violent settlers running amok in the West Bank committing violence against Palestinians and Israeli military personnel, and other news accounts of thousands of extremist rabbis demonstrating outside of Israel’s Supreme Court in opposition to government efforts to silence one of their leaders. He had been arrested for advocating violence against Palestinians (maintaining, for example, that it was acceptable to kill innocent Palestinian children before they grew to adulthood and became a real threat to Jews). These incidents combined, demonstrate, in a nutshell, why I have lost confidence in the so-called “peace process” and current
There are some human experiences that we fancy as too ethereal to study, like falling in love.
But when you think about it, poets, playwrights, musicians, philosophers and others have been ruminating for centuries on the psychological experience of attraction. So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that in the past several decades behavioral scientists have joined the mix. And some of what science has to tell us is at odds with our intuitions about love and attraction.
Consider the role of similarity. As the old saying goes, birds of a feather flock
Asked what she would like me to write about on the subject of “wealth,” friend and regular reader of my Huffington Post articles, Anna, responded:
“A Wealth of ‘Confidence,’ with the ability to continue to use that strong intuition or instinct we all feel, and to trust it and follow it.”
Not everyone asked, “What does wealth mean for you?” comes up with, “Money.”
Confidence grows from the inside out. It means “with – faith or trust, to have full trust.” Confidence comes from being authentically who you truly are. Put another way: know yourself, be true to yourself.
The natural intuition or instinct we have gains strength as we use it. It means being willing to honor yourself over and above the opinions others might
Obama Militates For A Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill–Why Not The Chicago-New York Bullet Train Now!?
Yesterday, addressing the nation after the Labor Department’s vastly disappointing employment report President Obama called for a bipartisan infrastructure bill that would put millions back to work.
Some things change. Some stay the same. Train time today on Amtrak Service from New York to Chicago is 16 hours. On board at Penn Station at
Dick Williams, the Baseball Hall of Fame manager (he won two World Championships for the Oakland Athletics), died Thursday. He was 82.
He managed six major league teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, and the San Diego Padres, in addition to the Athletics. In ’84 he took the Padres to their first World Series (they lost in five to Detroit).
There were more than a few baseball people who didn’t like Dick Williams. He could be, and often was, difficult and
Share with me and Isaiah, God’s exclamation:
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19)
I’ve heard Rev. Dr. Janie Spahr, a caring and deeply faithful minister in my church, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), say many times that what she wanted for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Presbyterians was the same voice and vote in the church as everyone
Exciting new novels by Mohammed Hanif and Aravind Adiga (two of the hottest stars of South Asian literature), new novels by underrated writers Dana Spiotta and Tom Perrotta, meditations on race and politics by Caryl Phillips and Randall Kennedy, thoughts on the transformation of Beijing and the centrality of Deng Xiaoping, the follies of the unwinnable war on terror, a classic tale of an impostor who didn’t know when to stop, a reimagination of the life of Princess Diana, the convergence of the Muslim world toward democratic norms, a bold study of the contemporary “post-romantic” marriage, and prose poems from a beloved modern master–these are just some of the thrilling books awaiting your summer reading pleasure.
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Mohammed Hanif, “Our Lady of Alice Bhatti” (Random House, Aug.)
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There is hardly a star brighter than Mohammed Hanif in the South Asian literary firmament; Hanif is at the very peak of the best writers in the post-Rusdhie/Seth/Mistry generation. If anyone wants to understand modern Pakistan, Hanif’s satiric debut novel, A Case of Exploding Mangoes (winner of the Commonwealth Prize), about the life and death of dictator Zia-ul-Haq, is the ideal place to start. His much-anticipated second novel takes us to the streets of Karachi, that anarchic, frenzied, overdetermined metropolis that has yet to receive a full-fledged novelistic
Divorce is an emotional rollercoaster, and when people are really hurting, particularly if they have been “swapped” for somebody else, self-preservation becomes all-important. For some, however, this state of mind can lead to an all-consuming desire for vengeance.
After more than 25 years as a divorce attorney, little surprises me. Drawing upon my own experiences over the years, here are examples of the worst kinds of divorce tricks I have encountered. I wish to stress that none of them are recommended–in fact, some are illegal!
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Hiding money or assets for a “rainy day”
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Many people know that they are going to get divorced long before proceedings are set in
What a week it has been! On Monday the New York Times’ conservative columnist, David Brooks, was criticizing the Republican Party in the harshest terms. On Friday, the paper’s liberal economist, Paul Krugman, was attacking President Obama for adopting the conservative fiscal agenda and betraying his core progressive creed. What’s going on?
For Brooks, we are faced with what he called “the mother of all no-brainers.” We now have broad agreement in Congress that we must deal with the long-term deficit, and this itself is a victory for the Republicans. They control the political discourse, and they can achieve many of their economic
Back in April, Viacom and Time Warner Cable sued each other; then last month Viacom sued Cablevision. Interestingly, that came just a day after Viacom and TWC filed a standstill agreement so that they could negotiate without the pressure of ongoing court deadlines.
In both sets of suits, the issue is the same: under license and distribution agreements, can cable companies allow their customers to add another screen to their home viewing options: an iPad?
One way or another, the answer will ultimately be yes, because that’s what paying customers want. With Viacom, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision mired in litigation over the issue, there is a possible path to resolving the disputes. It involves understanding just why these disputes arise in the first place, and what courts do when the cases don’t settle.
Details: The Hollywood Reporter.
Check out my new book “Hollywood on Strike!,” available on Amazon (also in a Kindle
How old were you when you learned to run? Do you even remember learning to run? Are you “good” at it?
A few weeks ago I was on the treadmill and a personal trainer I know well, Adrian Amariuti, commented on my form. “You run like you’re 300 pounds!” he told me. At first, I took massive offense to this (not something anyone wants to hear, I think), until he explained that he was really trying to point out the sound I was making when I landed. A huge
News about the obesity epidemic seems to be everywhere. Clearly it has become a serious issue for every neighborhood, city, county and state, as it hampers productivity and quality of life. We even have popular television shows focused exclusively on helping people lose weight.
Yet, we haven’t seen tangible results in our obesity rates …
“If things are really this bad, why wouldn’t you tell me?” That’s the line, from a child to her parent, that I found most haunting in an avalanche of them in Cara Hoffman’s novel, So Much Pretty.
It’s spoken by a girl in an era where young women are not as safe as we as a civilized society would like to think. The national news on any given week can bear that out, with images of the missing. Faces of the lost.
The cultural references in So Much Pretty come at a sometimes dizzying clip, activists rocking out to MC5 in a post rural company farm
Links:Full news story
In December, another alphabet soup congregation on climate change will meet in Durban, South Africa to discuss efforts to reduce global carbon dioxide emissions. Durban may be a fine city. But if the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change wants a dose of reality regarding carbon emissions, it should convene in Hanoi.
The reason: over the past decade, Vietnam’s carbon dioxide emissions grew by 136%. That’s faster than any other country on the
As you read about the current debt ceiling debate in Congress, remember this: there didn’t have to be a Civil War.
In 1860, radical slaveholders in the lower south used the election of Abraham Lincoln to push their neighbors and countrymen into choosing secession. Never mind that Lincoln explicitly stated that his administration would make no moves to limit or abolish slavery in any state where it was already legal; the secessionists argued that Lincoln’s election marked a point of no return, after which it would only be a matter of time before slavery was ended.
And perhaps they were accurate in their
It seemed very counter-intuitive. But was it?
Late on the evening of June 28th, in a move with major national labor implications, Brown vetoed card check legislation sought by his old allies, the United Farm Workers, authored by state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
This would have allowed certification of the union as the bargaining agent for workers at a given location or set of locations once a majority of workers there signed cards authorizing the union to represent them. The UFW says this is necessary because growers have too many opportunities to intimidate farm workers into voting against unionization.
Many were surprised by Brown’s veto, given his long history with the farm worker movement. Which is more extensive than has been widely
This armorial was compiled in England around 1597, and in over four hundred entries it chronicles the coats of arms of British royals and nobles up to the reign of Elizabeth I.
Each entry begins in the left margin, with shield painted with arms. Next to each shield appears a short account of the bearer’s entry into England, notable achievements, famous ancestors or descendents, and investiture into peerage or gentry. Below many of the shields, another later scribe has penned a blazon (a formal description of the coat of arms).*
The descriptive entries are written in English secretary hand, a style of handwriting that was commonly used by scribes in the 16th and 17th centuries. Documents written in secretary hand appear almost illegible to our eyes today, but in the entry shown below (which is one of my favorite in the book, depicting the arms of a knight as three light blue battering-rams), you might be able to pick out the date “16th of Januaryie 1580″ near the middle of the second line:
Another interesting entry (shown below) is for a knight named John Mountanye (possibly an early spelling of the surname
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By: Charlie Foster
“He was definitely a Taser candidate.”
That’s the opinion of Myleen Hollero who witnessed transit police shoot and kill a man last weekend on the platform of a BART station in downtown San Francisco. In an interview with The Bay Citizen, Hollero described the victim as just a “drunk hippie” who was hobbling toward two cops before one of them shot him.
Hollero said that in the moments after the cops fired their shots, a crowd formed on the platform. One woman screamed at the two cops, calling them “f***ing pigs.” Then she heard someone in the crowd invoke the name Oscar Grant.
I mean, wouldn’t you?
BART police said the dead man, identified as 45-year-old Charles Hill, was “an aggressive suspect who was holding a bottle and a knife” and that officers are trained not to use their Tasers “in a life-threatening situation or a situation of eminent danger.” And whether Hill presented eminent danger, harmless drunkeness or something in between will likely become clearer after BART releases video surveillance of the
Recently, my husband and I took a beach vacation, along with our kids, to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. Driving along the coastal roads, it was hard to ignore the cutesy names of the beachfront homes in the vicinity of our rented condo. Some of them include Kai Sera Sera, No Snow, Parrot-ise and, as a gerontologist this is my favorite, Legasea.
Since it was the 4th of July while we were travelling overseas, we watched Alexandra Pelosi’s documentary on HBO, “Citizen USA,” in which she traversed the states, interviewing newly minted Americans on what they love about this country and why they renounced their native
Maybe I Should Get a Clue
My wife reminded me we were running late. I closed an article about Peter King’s self-aggrandizing radicalization hearings and grabbed my car keys.
My phone buzzed — an email from a reader. “I wish Muslims would stay the hell out of our Christian country and go back where they came from.” I sighed and finished securing my 2-year-old in his car seat. (And I was just beginning to like it here.)
As we hit the road, I hit the radio in time to hear Herman Cain certify that Muslims would not serve on his Presidential