Fashion #TBT : When Crochet was All The Rage

Sometime in the late 60’s or early 70’s, crocheted clothing became a fashion statement.  I don’t know why or how this happened, as I was just a kid, but there were all kinds of books for crocheting clothing and by the 70’s, the Granny Square look was in almost every aspect of every person’s wardrobe…

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Tuesday Menswear: Ben Affleck at the Gone Girl Premiere 2014

Ben Affleck’s new movie “Gone Girl” premiered last week at the 52nd New York Film Festival to some darned good reviews.  This wasn’t a big Hollywood-style Red Carpet premiere, so Affleck showed up in a fabulous blue shadow-stripe suit, with a simple white shirt and bronze raw silk tie.  He complimented the suit with simple brown oxfords polished to a high shine…..\r\n\r\nThis is…

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Fashion #TBT Invasion of the Bullet Bras!

I don’t know of one woman, young or old, who actually enjoys wearing a bra.  Yet, when we look at the history of women’s foundation garments, what we have now is far less egregious than those awful bullet bras that women wore in the 1950’s……\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMadidenform’s Chansonette Bra was one of the most popular bras in the…

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Target unveils sizzling, gorgeous Altuzarra collection for Fall 2014

\r\n\r\nWhen I heard Joseph Altuzarra would be doing a collection for Target, I had mixed feelings.  I absolutely *love* Altuzarra’s designs, and how he turns classic silhouettes, patterns, and designs into something posh and modern. I also know Target, where other designer collections were cut extremely small and made from very cheap materials.  Imagine how surprised I…

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