You Get What You Don’t Pay For: what you should know before you shop (again) at an outlet shop or retail discount store

Remember that little red Calvin Klein dress?\r\n\r\nYesterday, as I was reading  Jay & Katie’s “The Myth of the “Maxxinista”: The dirty little secret behind outlets and discount stores,”  I got to wondering if one of my local mall-based discounters, that always claims to sell “department store brands,” was selling the brand but not the same…

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New L’Oreal Paris Global E-Commerce Site Offers All the Products You Can’t (and can) Find At the Drugstore and More!

\r\n\r\nHave you ever been completely pissed that the local drugstore or retailer no longer carries your favorite L’Oreal eye shadow, lipstick, or make up shade?  Have you immediately assumed that the color cosmetics product was discontinued?   What about other L’Oreal products that you wanted to purchase but couldn’t find at any local store?   Before you…

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Product review: What is BB Cream (and do *you* need it?)

In just about every beauty and fashion magazine for the month of October, you will more than likely encounter\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nan ad for a mysterious new product called BB cream.  The ads are aimed at every woman from teens to middle-age.\r\n\r\nHow can one cream claim to work for so many different age groups and skin types and…

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Fashion documentaries tell stories about ageing, impact of images, and self-esteem

There are three great documentaries out now, or coming out in the very near future, that frankly discuss the impact of our youth-obsessed culture on women’s sense of self and well-being.   The first of these fascinating documentaries is About Face, where legendary models Jerry Hall, Isabella Rosellini, Marisa Berenson, Carmen Dell-Orefice and Paulina Porizkova discuss…

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Google Gets Stylish with Boutiques.com

Who knew the guys at Google would come up with something as fun as Boutiques.com!  According to the blurb on the Official Google Blog Boutiques.com is designed to create “a personalized shopping experience that lets you find and discover fashion goods, by creating your own curated boutique or through a collection of boutiques curated by…

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