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Dressed for Success Style vs Trends

There’s a reason Emily Post wrote the book on manners. She said, “The woman who is chic is always a little different, Not different in being behind fashion, but always slightly apart from it.”
Of the over one hundred etiquette subjects I have taught, dress and etiquette are always in the top ten. Dressing is not like setting the table, where rules rule. Are there rules for dress? You bet, but there’s a lot more freedom of style Read more

Zandile Blay Ghanaian Native Was The First Fashion Writer In A Family Of Political Journalists

“I must admit, I am kind of tacky. I am kind of like a Vegas show girl,” Zandile Blay said during our interview, but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Her penetrating beauty and intelligence can pull off anything from a burgundy mohair bolero to a college sweatshirt. To say that Zandile simply has great taste — see her Norma Kamali camouflage sleeping bag coat for reference — would not do her discerning good eye and integrity in everything she does justice.
Zandile comes from a long line of political journalists, particularly her father, who won a fellowship from Harvard for his nationwide protest against the Ghanaian regime, where Zandile was born Read more

Swathe Yourself in Luxe St Johns Fall 2011 Collection

I often think that I wasn’t meant for this time. Imagine a world where ladies worn thin, cigarette pants and voluminous skirts and men were gentlemen who wore hats. Gloved hands, summers in sepia and the studio system — I wish there were a way to morph the power that women have today with the grace and refined elegance of another era.
When it comes to clothing, my style has evolved into an affection for luxurious knits, expert tailoring, the exquisite details (codas, really), and a feeling of fluidity Read more

Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds PHOTOS

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 Christian Dior, Chanel, Zandra Rhodes and Lanvin. Be sure to check out the fab Bonnie Cashin fringed leather mini dress and the rare Michaele Vollbrach pieces.
Which item is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know.
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Royal Guests At The Royal Wedding: Who’s IN And Who’s OUT For Prince William And Catherine’s Nuptials (PHOTOS)
Princess Letizia Wears Red For The Most Perfectly Sartorially-Coordinated Photograph Ever (PHOTOS, POLL)
Emmanuelle Alt’s First French Vogue: Backpacks, Green Girls & Michael Kors (PHOTOS)
Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Rides To Be 1997 Rolls-Royce, Glass Coach (PHOTOS)
Elizabeth Taylor’s Style: A Look Back At Her Memorable Moments (PHOTOS, POLL)
Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Shoes As Imagined By Stuart Weitzman, Ivanka Trump & More (PHOTOS, POLL)
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Jean Philosophy

Alright. So I admit it. Buying jeans can be pretty stressful, or at least, tedious. You walk into a store, and it seems as though an infinite combination of colors, rises, and sizes, await you Read more

40s Style With Elie Tahari PHOTOS

Elie Tahari is one of the many brands on my radar that I haven’t been able to weave into various articles, largely because it’s consistently at an even keel, providing customers with excellent quality at an affordable price. I can’t even stalk their sales because by the time items hit the rack, they’ve been scooped up. They’re really great with color and texture — case in point, a purple v-neck sweater that I’ve been lusting after.
So when the offer came to preview the new men’s collection, I couldn’t resist. I had to fit it into a very tight week Read more

Walking Happily Ever After in Spring Shoes

It is now daylight savings time and it is time to “spring” forward.
Ladies, get your feet back in shape so they will look good and feel great when wearing the latest designs in open-toed shoes, sandals and flip flops.
The most common types of foot problems that women complain about when they are walking in open-toed shoes, sandals, or flip flops are toenail problems, arch cramps and pain in the ball of their feet.
Toenail problems known as “the ugly toenail syndrome” or nail fungus is mostly environmental. Nail fungus (onychomycosis) can start to develop in your toenails as just a tiny little yellow spec in the corner of the nail plate Read more

Marchs Best Beauty Finds

False Eyelashes with Application Strings
Finally, fake lashes that aren’t a pain in the neck to apply! Strings attached to each end of the eyelashes act as handles, allowing for precise positioning. It’s about as about as easy as gluing hair to your eyelids is going to get. The line by Kiss currently features 11 styles, though hopefully more are on the way.
$3.99 at Walgreens.com
False Lash Mascara
Unlike traditional mascaras which clump conspicuously on falsies, this lightweight formula from Urban Decay deposits pigment and nothing else. With a few swipes, natural lashes blend with the fake ones for a seamless effect Read more

Elizabeth Taylor A Diamonds Best Friend

The world lost a screen goddess today when actress Elizabeth Taylor died at the age of 79. She lived an amazingly long life considering her myriad health problems, which included a bout of pneumonia and an emergency tracheotomy in 1961. Shortly after that crisis, Taylor won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as a call girl in 1960′s BUtterfield 8. Shirley MacLaine, who was considered a front-runner for her role in The Apartment, reportedly said, “I lost to a tracheotomy!” Taylor herself hated BUtterfield 8 and thought she won due to the sympathy vote Read more

Lauren Bush Tackling World Hunger One EcoChic Bag at a Time

Lauren Bush is President George Herbert Walker Bush’s granddaughter, “W”s niece, a model, fashion designer, photographer and soon to be daughter-in-law of fashion legend Ralph Lauren. Bush is also the CEO and co-founder of FEED Projects LLC and the Chairman of the Board of the FEED Foundation. In 2006, somehow she found the time to design a bag to benefit the United Nations World Food Program’s (WFP) School Feeding operations. Bush, a WFP Honorary Spokesperson, had visited eight WFP food aid operations around the world, and was inspired by the plight of the people she met on her travels Read more

Style School Featuring The Strokes 13 Ways to Dress Like a Rock Star

They were the band of the aughts, and their style set a new standard for the cool-kid set. With a new album, Angles, out yesterday, we take stock of a decade’s worth of sartorial lessons learned from Casablancas, Hammond, and company.
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Lesson 1: Wear the living hell out of your jeans.

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This Ones for the Guys Check Out the Latest Mens Hair Trends From The Drawing Room New York

As we head into spring, now is a great time to look back at the fashion trends, models and celebrity winter “buzz” of Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Week and award season. However, conversations along the runways and red carpets tended to focus more on the women, leaving men’s trends somewhat overshadowed. Here at The Drawing Room New York, we want to shift the focus back to men and give the guys in our lives the proper attention they deserve.
Hair has always been an important aspect of a man’s image. Styles have ranged from clean and short in the 20s to longer and less structured “hippie hair” in the 50s and 60s Read more

Elizabeth Taylors Passion

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“Passion was a quality she never lost,” CBS’ Harley Carnes said today about Elizabeth Taylor.
No kidding. I got a glimpse of that in action.
I’d seen Ms. Taylor a few times at events in San Francisco where she’d been blown up like a monster truck tire and moved around in a wheelchair or balancing precariously on a cane. You could only imagine then, as she struggled with various ailments, the striking allure of her beauty, her weirdly violet eyes, her porcelain skin, soft voice and incendiary temper.
At a showing of Cleopatra many years earlier, my preteen self watched as Liz slowly raised herself and her cleavage out of the bath on screen — just a little on the other side of the propriety of the era — and realized for the first time with shock and awe that I had parts of me that could function independently.
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Pink Tweets She Hates Her Haircut

Pink recently showed up at the premiere of “The Lincoln Lawyer” with a new hairstyle. She hated it. She tweeted “The woman that did my hair butchered it.” To Pink’s credit, she did not mention her by name,which would not have been the best moment of the hairdresser’s career. Unfortunately, Pink was photographed by the press lookingless than her usual glam rock self Read more

Royal Guests At The Royal Wedding Whos IN And Whos OUT For Prince William And Catherines Nuptials PHOTOS

Well, I’m not the only one who’s ready to join in the festivities of William and Catherine’s wedding on April 29. More royal guests have confirmed their attendence.
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Crown Princess Victoria and husband Daniel Westling
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It was announced that Sweden’s heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria and her new commoner-turned-prince husband Daniel will be at Westminster Abbey. The newlyweds are set to celebrate their first anniversary on June 19, and being at William’s nuptials will no doubt bring back memories of their own romantic wedding.
Michelle Obama’s Garden Garb (PHOTOS, POLL)
Lady Gaga, Marc Jacobs To Be Honored At CFDA Awards 2011 (PHOTOS)
Kate Middleton’s Sheer Dress By Charlotte Todd To Be Auctioned Thursday (PHOTOS)
Crystal Renn Dances With Surfboards, Talks Love Of Astrology (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Johnny Depp Named Hat Person Of The Year By The Headwear Association (PHOTOS, POLL)
Stef Van Der Laan, Dutch Model, Is Inspired By Disney Characters And Her Grandmother (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
It was announced that Sweden’s heir to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria and her new commoner-turned-prince husband Daniel will be at Westminster Abbey Read more

Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds PHOTOS

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.
A weekly roundup of interesting eBay Vintage Clothing Finds selected by Mary Kincaid, editor of the Zuburbia Vintage Clothing Blog. Today’s selections include pieces by Donald Brooks, Josef and Pucci. Be sure to check out the fabulous Zandra Rhodes silk chiffon dress and the Pierre Cardin gold and sterling bracelet.
Which item is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know.

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Stef Van Der Laan Dutch Model Is Inspired By Disney Characters And Her Grandmother PHOTOS VIDEO

Stef Van Der Laan, IMG model, says that when she puts on something happy, she is happy. It’s hard not to smile when you see her tutu from the H&M children’s department juxtaposed against an army parka and white “cloggy” wedge sandals, or in her knee socks with a thrifted floral 1930s dress and lace-up combat boots. Stef says that her ADHD leaves her dreamy, thinking a lot, and in her own world. When people-watching on the street or train, she can make up a whole story about their life, “even if it’s not true.” It seems fitting that Stef has the creative mind to tell her own story with her wardrobe Read more

Jeanne Bice Quacks Me Up

“Head Quack” of QVC’s Quacker Factory, Jeanne Bice
Fashion has been such a drag lately. Stick figure models stomping down the runways in shapeless shrouds of black and gray, looking for all the world like the walking dead. Depressed designers are killing themselves, while others extol the virtues of fascism. That’s why the fashion world needs Jeanne Bice, founding designer and pitch woman of QVC’s Quacker Factory empire Read more

Butterflies In My Blush and Other Signs of Spring

Leaves are budding, birds are singing, and the latest crop of cosmetics have a decidedly floral feel. There’s not a blossom to be seen in the garden, but on my vanity I have a whole damned bouquet. Spring, it seems, is on.
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Designer Alexis Mabille joined forces with Lancome to create Glowy Ballerine Butterflies Fever Blush.

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How to Wear Springs Candy Colors Without Looking Like an Easter Egg

Nothing says Spring 2011 like eye-popping bursts of color and bright accessories, but these candy colors can make you look like an Easter egg if you are not super careful. We all want to get on the trends and shake off the winter darkness, but not all of us know how to do it without looking silly.
The first thing to remember is that some colors, usually neon, are best left to younger people. If you work in an office or are over the age of 24, you may want to reconsider that look. Beyond neon, all colors are fair game as long as you play it right.
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Schwarzeneggers Teenage Son Starts Business with Charitable Focus

Doing business and philanthropy with style. That’s the idea behind Project360, a clothing and accessories retail business founded by Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver), his childhood friend Nick Sheinberg, and their business partner, Kimberly Barth. At the 2008 California Women’s Conference, an annual conference founded and organized by Maria Shriver, Patrick and Nick sold rubber bracelets to raise money for charity. Kimberly met them, liked the idea, and thought they could expand — and thus, Project360 was born Read more

Jacquie Tajah Murdock 80YearOld Apollo Dance Theater Legend and Style Icon Still Dresses Up and Gets Down PHOTOS

I met legendary dancer, Jacquie “Tajah” Murdock, while stopping her for a quick photo in downtown Manhattan. It took only a few minutes to learn there would be more to her than meets the eye. At 80 years old she is busier than ever, performing at museums around the city and giving lectures on the history of jazz dance. Just last Monday, Jacquie performed the Lindy hop and the Charleston for a crowd of people at the Museum of The City Of New York, at a show in celebration of the Apollo Dance Theater.
“I thought I’d be an old lady with a cane who keeps on dancing and it looks like this has come true”, Jacquie told me as I sat down with my friend, Advanced Style contributor Maayan Zilberman Read more

NYC Street Style Red Alert PHOTOS

Beautiful Strangers are fired up for spring and adding bold splashes of red from head to toe. Here, a look at the scarlet fever spreading through the streets of New York City now.

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Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds PHOTOS

No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay Roundup of 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.
This week’s finds include pieces by YSL, Missoni and Karl Lagerfeld. Be sure to check out the fabulous Alice Caviness parure, the beautiful Ceil Chapman cocktail dress and the 3-way convertible 1950s silk dress.
Which item is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know.
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David Chiang: ‘I See Myself As The Next Linda Evangelista’ (PHOTOS)
Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2011: Dad Paul Checks Out New Wares (PHOTOS, POLL)
Paris Fashion Week’s Sassy Street Style (PHOTOS, POLL)
Blake Lively, M.I.A Read more