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Aug 03

There are Suits, and There are Suits

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In Paul Fussell’s book “UNIFORMS;  Why You Are What You Wear” he points out that a power suit has the same power as the military uniform of a top ranking Admiral or General. Warning:  Power Dressing in the US Senate and elsewhere has deteriorated dramatically since Fussell published his book! My own former Senator John Warner was what he …

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Jul 21

Kim Kardashian – Color Tip

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REMINDER:  There are two colors that should never be worn together:  red and yellow. It elicits a fast food image and isn’t terribly classy. The best color lipstick to wear when wearing yellow garments is a red violet. The blue undertones of the red-violet color harmonize with the yellow. Only red-violet lipstick (or orchid tones) …

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Jul 16

Anne Hathaway – Night & Day

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  The teenager next door is transformed into a Big City sophisticate. Anne looks good in any color hair, as long as the style is sophisticated. She would look even better as a blonde with soft pink-toned makeup, instead of the warm peachy tones that her makeup artist chose. Yes, it “harmonizes” with her hair, …

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Jul 08

Taylor Swift: Your Brand is Bold

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Taylor, your brand is bold, not bland. Beige is boring and bland; it says Oatmeal Cookie, not innovative, dynamic, entrepreneurial star. All in all, the photo on the left hurts your brand. The hair isn’t you, the shoes are clunky and the dress makes your waistline non-existent and your hair drab. Contrast that with the …

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Jul 06

Jennifer Lawrence: Good, Better, Best and NO

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Jennifer Lawrence has a chameleon-like appearance. As she changes hair color, she changes her appearance and persona dramatically. She looks good in the coral and white floral print dress, but they’re not her colors. Her hair is pretty and youthful looking, but it’s the wrong shade of blonde; it’s a harsh yellow. This dress is …

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Apr 04

You Don’t Know What You Look Good In

Sociobiologists tell us that buried deep inside us, we all have compelling urges related to survival. Nearly everything we do and every decision we make is related to these survival instincts. It’s in our DNA. You think you choose colors that make you look good. You think you choose what you wear based on the …

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Mar 31

Sartorial Sins

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President, Obama, President Clinton, Prince Albert:  please take note that you’ve broken one of the most sacred sartorial rules. One of the the main items, shirt/suit/tie, must have a pattern. To wear three solids, is unimaginative, particularly when all three items are in dark shades. Of the three men, President Clinton comes the closest to …

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Jan 28

Is Hugh Jackman the Sexiest Man?

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You probably recognize Hugh Jackman, once voted “The Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine. The man on the right hardly looks sexy, or even attractive. It’s Jackman portraying Jean Valjean in his latest film, Les Miserables. So what enables a man to be called attractive? There are a number of things. He usually possesses the following characteristics: …

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Oct 26

Rod Stewart : Classy Trumps Sassy Any Time!

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Rod Stewart is famous for his sassy attitude, but when it comes to image, he looks classier – even sexier – in his elegant black suit and red power tie than he does in the violet silk suit. Even though it’s my favorite color, Rod’s suit doesn’t look very macho or classy. This regal color …

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Oct 17

Obama vs. Romney- Style Matters

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President Obama was the clear winner in terms of style. A red tie always conveys power. However, the darker the color the higher the authority, so the dark red tie conveyed very high authority. Add to that the formal-looking small repeating dots, and you’ve got a Presidential look that conveys immediate confidence and authority. Romney …

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