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Coming up shortly I have a friend’s wedding to attend.  Whenever I am invited to a wedding I can not help myself but think about the expense of the whole production.  The venue, limo, bridesmaids dresses, groom and groomsmen’s tuxedos, hotel, shuttle service, cocktail hour, band, wedding planner, bridal party gifts, rings, thank you favors, hair, nails, honeymoon…it really makes your head spin once […]

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The Evolution of the Beauty Parlor


The beauty parlor was once a place were a gal could get a good wash-n-set and catch up on the latest town gossip.  Now a days, the beauty parlor is a haven for just about everything.  The beauty parlor or salon, if you will, sure has changed over the last 10 years.  Not only can you […]

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Geeks nd Fashion

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Welcome to the incredible world of personal style fashion blogs. Some of the most inventive wardrobes come from the ladies and gentleman who write, wear and create this type of niche style blog.  A few weeks ago during NYC FW SS2013 I met and photographed style blogger Julia Lang of Geeks nd Fashion.  Probably one […]

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You just never know where your next undiscovered talent will come from.  I have some great young designers to share with you and their club-kid line of clothing 1627RAVE (www.1627rave.com) which was actually brought to me by my husband.  He met one of the designers at school and shared her site with me.  Here is a little bit about […]

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High Fashion Paper Bag?


Fashion can sometimes be pretentious and ridiculous and over-the-top and that is why I love it!  Haha! And there are writers out there that LOVE to hone in on those times and “blow up their spot” in a very funny and snarky way.  This is such an article, enjoy! Thanks to Jezebel (one of the funniest and […]

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Corset Time


Have you noticed the corset coming out during day light hours?  Yep. All over the runway the corset is being transformed into something less naughty and bridal and re-purposed into something you could wear everyday. Style.com put together this great slideshow of designer’s interpretations of the new “day corset”.  Click HERE to see. I came […]

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Custom Bikini: Kinimatic

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Pretty neat concept. Kinimatic is a website where you can purchase custom made bikinis.  You can either choose artist limited edition prints (1/200) or design your own by uploading your pictures or designs of your choice.  I LOVE the idea of being able to choose exactly what I want on my swimsuit, don’t you?  The artist prints run around $100 […]

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How to Use BodyRock.TV

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What is BodyRocking and why do I talk about it so much? Because it is a life changer! In a recent visit to my hometown I shocked my family with my new appearance. They wanted to know what I’ve been doing to get so fit and how in the world did I find the time […]

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Birch Box


Have you seen the new Birch Box? This is the beauty addicts dream!!!  It is an affordable subscription service ($10 per month) that sends you 4 or 5 - samples of the latest beauty (hair, make-up, skin, etc.) products to try from all designer brands such as Nars, Benefit, Urban Decay, DDF, etc.  So every month this adorable […]

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Play Fashion Editor at Polyvore

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A reader sent me this site.  She uses it to create new looks within her own closet.  What a really cool site! Polyvore (www.polyvore.com) is fashion template site that allows you to mix, match and add just about anything to create a sort of mood or inspiration board of style.  These fashion collages are so […]

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I have more than a few theories on style. LadyBowTie is a site designed to celebrate those thoughts on fashion, beauty, and fearlessness. LadyBowTie encourages positive self-esteem and freedom of expression through personal style. It also encourages a healthy relationship between fashion and your wallet. And last but not least, LadyBowTie is here to educate on aspects of the fashion and beauty industry through style news, street-style pics, interviews, trend/forecasting, articles, weekly series, and readers’ suggestions. ~Cori a.k.a. LadyBowTie

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