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Rank & Style: 10 Parkas Under $500 to Fall for This Autumn

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:28
Functionality is key in this parka for under $500 that boasts nap-down gunflaps, a storm placket, dual-entry cargo pockets and rib-knit cuff inserts, while a waist cinching drawstrings keeps the silhouette feminine.

Read more: Jackets, Fall Fashion, Outerwear, Cold Weather, Autumn, Fashion, Style, Parkas, Style News

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Zoey Gulmi: Oscar De La Renta: A Man of Heart

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:54
Legendary fashion designer Oscar De La Renta who spent half a century putting high society in his modern yet effortlessly feminine haute couture designs, died Monday evening in his home in Connecticut of complications from cancer. He was 82.

Read more: Oscar De La Renta, Bridal Fashion, Fashion, Style, Bergdorf Goodman, Style-by-Zoey, Style News

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Yasmine Al-Sayyad: The Pursuit of 'Real' Beauty

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:05
We are much more ready to have average men posing for underwear ads than we are to have average men figure skate, style our hair, or even do ballet. But I don't want the average man to pose for underwear the same way I would not want him to do ballet.

Read more: Body Image, Male Body Image, Models, Beauty, Real Beauty, Underwear Models, Positive Body Image, Fashion, Instagram, Women News

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Linda C. Smith: 3 Life Lessons As Taught By a Toddler

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 06:15
Two-year olds have an enthusiasm for living and a zest for Life that causes them to sometimes bubble over in giddiness and laughter. There is a lesson to learn in this, too.

Read more: Life Lessons, Zest for Life, Toddlers, Aging, Fashion, Happiness, Joy, Third Metric, Healthy Living News

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Gina Rivera: Gory and Beautiful for Halloween

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 05:40
Let's imagine for a moment that you've been invited to join a zombie group costume for a big Halloween party. Lots of cool people are in the group... including a really cute guy you like. This presents a dilemma.

Read more: Halloween, Party, Hair, Makeup, Style, Fashion, Gina Rivera, Phenix Salon Suites, Style News

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Dr. Steve Rosenberg: What Brides Need to Know When Buying Wedding Shoes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 04:25
First the proposal, next the ring, the wedding date, the dress and then the shoes or is it the shoes and then the dress? So what do women look for when they are buying their wedding shoes? Regardless of which comes first, is it designer driven or comfort driven?

Read more: Weddings, Wedding Dresses, Wedding, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, Manolo Blahnik Shoes, Christian Louboutin, Christian Louboutin Shoes, Givenchy, Kate Spade, Steve Madden, Wedding Shoes, Davids-Bridal-Collection, Fashion, Shoes, Louboutin Pumps, Feet, Weddings News

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Elizabeth Ann Thompson: 5 Reasons I Love Wearables

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:49
A recent report by PwC (Price Waterhouse Coopers) and their consumer industry series says that wearables are not embraced yet and are still considered a novelty. One-third of the folks who bought a device a year ago do not wear it now.

Read more: Wearables, Wearable Technology, Wearable Tech, Tory Burch, John-Philips, Fashion, Fashion Trends, You Loo Wearables, Fitbit, FitBit Flex, Fitbit Force, Basis, Fitbug, Virgin-Pulse, Price-Waterhouse-Coopers, Jawbone, Jawbone Up, Apple Watch, Technology News

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Laura Rossi Totten: Holiday 2014: 5 Ways To Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:52
Remember the best fashion statement is a blend of on-trend makeup, modern hair, and channeling your own inner-sparkle. Happy Sparkling!

Read more: Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski, Touchstone Crystal, Alex and Ani, Gemma Redux, Sparkle, Shine, Fashion, Accessories, Jewelry, Holiday 2014, Clothing, Embellishment, Fashion Blogger, Bling, Women, Moms, Style News

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Joan Erakit: The Day I Met Oscar de la Renta

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:16
With each design, he instilled a sense of strength, resilience and romance. Whether you were falling in love with a Russian on TV, accompanying your husband to an inaugural ball on his first day as President or sitting for the cover of Vogue, de la Renta was always by your side.

Read more: Oscar De La Renta, Hillary Clinton Oscar De La Renta, Vogue, Fashion, Nanette Lepore, Zac Posen, Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Nyfw, Women's Empowerment, Women's Issues, Style, Anna Wintour, Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker, Carrie Bradshaw, Style News

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Condiment: Fall/Winter Coat Trends and Styling Ideas

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:05
Fall starts out mild and easy when it comes to the weather but everybody knows that colder temperatures are just around the corner. Not to forget the sleet, slush, freezing rain, ice and snow.

Read more: Fall Style, Fall Fashion, Coat Shopping, Coats, Fashion, Style, Style Ideas, Style News

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Peter 'Souleo' Wright: On the "A" w/Souleo: AARP Survey Reveals Concerns Of African-Americans 50-Plus

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:49
Lack of affordable housing. The challenges of family caregiving. Age discrimination in the workplace. These are just some of the major concerns of Afr...

Read more: Aarp, Dionne Polite, Brag, Boris Kodjoe, Patrick Kodjoe, James G. Brown, w.a.g.e., Fashion, Retail, Shawuan Johnson, Black Voices News

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Anush Kostanyan: Powerful Professional Image: Dressing for Success

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 04:27
Your appearance is the inseparable part of your professional image. It strongly contributes to the formation of people's impression of you. Choosing the right dress code is one of the most important factors determining each person's success.

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Lauren DeLisa: I Tried the Next Level in Wearable Tech

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 16:25
Wearable Tech is probably one of the hottest phrases out right now. Companies on both the fashion and tech side are racing to get into the game, each entrant hoping that it has the ticket to mass consumer adoption.

Read more: Wearables, Tech, Fashion, Google, Intel, Samsung, Lvmh, Vogue, Anna Wintour, Apple, Microsoft, Style, Mobile, Digital, Pop Culture, Trends, Marketing, Business, Stock Market, Technology News

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Michael Rohrer: The Heels Are Killer in the Best Way at the Brooklyn Museum

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:37
I mentioned the word personality in connection with shoes above. Personality is a great word to describe most, if not all, of the shoes in the "Killer Heels" exhibit. The inanimate objects of my admiration had so much personality they could rival some people.

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Reyne Haines: Fall Fashion Tips for the Everyday Woman

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:30
There are certain pieces in your closet you can keep from season to season, and some that need to be retired. But which ones? It seems for the longest time we were told "Never wear white after Labor Day!" Now, it's acceptable to wear all year round.

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Rana Campbell: How to Take Your Work Outfit From Day to Night

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:06
You're supposed to meet the girls for drinks after work at a swanky bar and you have no time (or space) to bring a change of clothes. What do you do? Wear your night outfit to work... of course!

Read more: Fashion, Career, Work Wear, Work Fashion, Style Tips, Style News

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Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:29
This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at Hu...

Read more: Bcalla, Bcalla Fashion, Bcalla Queer Fashion, Queer Fashion, Fashion, Lgbt Designers, Queer Designers, Gay Voices News

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National Trust for Historic Preservation: 'Be Relentless in Your Dreams': DooBop Founder Jodie Patterson on Madame C.J. Walker

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:50
Madam Walker rose above race, gender equality, and social justice to build a beauty empire that she intended to be a benefit to her race long after her time. She was a visionary, with a foresight that is today, unmatched.

Read more: Fashion, Beauty, Beauty Ideas, Doobop Beauty, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Women, Women in Business, African Americans, Black History, Style News

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Danny Groner: Ahead of Winter, a New Coat Company Disrupts the Market

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:13
Even after centuries, retail is reinventing itself. But changes are not just with the technology to foster and promote e-commerce; some entrepreneurs are rethinking products themselves, and in the process are figuring out how to make them better, more durable, and more reliable.

Read more: Innovation, Disruption, Fashion, Technology, Winter, Winter Coats, Style News

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Dr. Peggy Drexler: Pretty Offensive -- Or Pretty Harmless?

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 03:58
Perhaps the spread is a commentary on party culture. Perhaps it's a cautionary tale. Or maybe it's just a series of provocative photos meant to do exactly as they have done -- and many works of art have done before them -- which is spark conversation.

Read more: Interview Magazine, Fashion, Fashion Spread, Interview-Pretty-Wasted, Pretty-Wasted, Alcohol, Sexualized Woman, Drunk Women, Media, Magazine Makersparty Culture, Media News

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