Monthly Archives: January 2008

Who is the Council of Fashion Designers of America?

  They call themselves the CFDA, the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Let’s make them more REAL. Here is the board of directors, count the designers you purchase clothes from: Many designers have now gone mainstream, take Vera Wang for example … Continue reading

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Passion For Fashion

Girls live and breathe fashion. It’s part of our chemistry. We love to decorate ourselves, pose in the mirror, chat endlessly about the latest style of clothes, handbags, shoes, accessories, you name it. We couldn’t look away from fashion if … Continue reading

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Calling All Stalkers

You are cordially invited to call, email, and generally piss off the royal Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) as we count down the days to New York Fashion Week starting February 1st, 2008 Logo and Image from the new CFDA … Continue reading

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That's what I'm talking about.

  2008 is starting out with a bang. Here’s a highlight of some leaders in the effort to bring some real, healthy, interesting perspective on beauty: Real Magazine Fed up with “Impossible Princesses,” Erin Young, 20 set out to create Real … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror, what do you see?

Who ventures out without makeup? If not, why not? One of my friends recently told me her mothers perspective of makeup was that it only covers up your natural beauty,  that is why you look so “weird” to yourself without … Continue reading

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Beauty Junkies

I stumbled upon a book last weekend, Beauty Junkies by Alex Kuczynski. The stories told by this New York Times Style reporter are literally stunning. Alex worked the beauty beat for years, in one of America’s most plastic obsessed cities, … Continue reading

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Jeans: $18,000

Vanity. No limit to the insanity. I have been pondering this topic for quite a while, so when I read about a pair of $18,000 blue jeans in 944 Magazine, I blew a gasket. “The diamonds set in white 14K gold … Continue reading

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Starve. Or you're outta here!

Here’s a “Dear Abbey” of sorts. I received this email today, name and location has been changed to protect privacy. I figured this community would give some interesting advice. The story is all too familiar… Hello mamaVISION, My name is Zoe … Continue reading

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Fact or Fiction?

This is an image from a Tokyo Fashion Magazine.   Fact or Fiction? Photoshopped or Real? Does it really even matter either way? The fact is it is in print, and therefore it is real. The image exists, and the … Continue reading

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