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Uncategorized, Weekend Observations, Weekly Essentials

Weekend Observations: How to Look Elegant — For the First Time

0 Comments 14 September 2014

I never shy away from looking nice.  My style tends to vacillate between rocker chic, 70′s sexy and casual business chic. No one would ever call me elegant. But I’m working to change that.  Introducing “Project Elegant.” My son’s bar mitzvah is next weekend.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, the elegant invitations that my mother helped […]

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Weekend Observations: How An Invitation Changed My Whole Outlook

0 Comments 01 September 2014

  Oh boy, have I been delinquent. I haven’t written in a while because I was traveling in Israel with my family only to rush back into a major global presentation to a group of beauty experts. As you can imagine, not only was beauty on my mind thanks to that darn talk I had to […]

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Beauty News, Uncategorized, Weekly Essentials

Geopolitics, War & Beauty Intersect

0 Comments 10 August 2014

I’m often asked, “why in the world do you write a blog on beauty?”  I get it.  I don’t exactly work for the beauty biz nor am I some kind of model or beauty vlogger.  But I quickly explain that, first, I don’t write about beauty trends, but rather the role of beauty in our culture. […]

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When We Criticize the Plastic Surgery of Non-Caucasians are We Just Be Self-Centered?

0 Comments 03 August 2014

It’s undeniable.  Rates of plastic surgery have risen among young adults, especially among Asian women both in the U.S. and in the Far East.  Plastic surgery is also quite common among other non-caucasians — here and abroad. And it seems to be taken for granted that the primary reason for this surgery is for these […]

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Beauty Theories, Uncategorized

Do Clothes Make the Wo/man? Maybe They Do…

0 Comments 27 July 2014

My colleague introduced me to a new web series, Stylelikeu.  The series video tapes people as they slowly undress over the course of 5-6 minutes.  It’s not some strip tease by any means.  No one gets totally naked.  While they take off item after item of attire, the subjects talk about the role of clothing […]

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