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Facebook Comes Under Fire For Banning Ad Featuring Plus-Size Model (Tue, 24 May 2016 18:07:50 -0400)

Facebook has apologized after banning a photo of a plus-size model the social network originally said depicted "a body or body parts in an undesirable manner."

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Partying in Havana, Chanel's Fashion Show Faux Pas (Tue, 24 May 2016 17:08:16 -0400)

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After failing to close Guantanamo Bay, President Obama may leave office succeeding in opening up the rest of Cuba. This historic, monumental shift in public policy will have implications for not only politicians but brands and marketers, as well.

And what better way to mark a new beginning between Cuba and the United States than with Gisele and Vin Diesel? Hey, it's better than using a taco bowl to connect with Hispanics, right?

Last week, Chanel landed in Havana, their first show in Latin America. From the moment their boat docked, loaded with aforementioned celebrities and models, Chanel put out all the stops for its "Cruise 2017" collection. Designer Karl Lagerfeld said he looked to Cuba for inspiration, but what came out of this was a Frankenstein's monster of stereotypes.

Cuba is best known for feeling like a time capsule, with colorful streets filled with cars from the 1950s, before the U.S. embargo halted any imports to the island nation.

But what some can enjoy from afar as quaint and colorful buries a very dark reality of Cuban history.

What Chanel did was less groundbreaking than they think. A fashion show with models wearing military fatigue and Che Guevara berets is pretty offensive to Cubans, Cuban-American refugees, and anyone with an understanding of 20th century history.

Outside of Cuba, we have the luxury of idealizing Che Guevara from a distance. We ironically sell t-shirts and posters of one of history's staunch opponents of material capitalism. While Chanel meant no harm in their appropriation of the Castro regime, they turned their runway in the stress of Havana into a mockery of a very intense period of mass torture and execution of political prisoners. Parading models around wearing "sexy" military berets is grossly offensive to those who were forced to flee Cuba and brave the 90-miles of shark infested waters to safe haven in Florida.

But this was a party that the Cuban people were not invited to. The streets of Havana were lined with foreign photographers and journalists, but the actual Cuban citizenry were held back behind metal barricades and a small army of police officers.

And that's about as close as most will ever come to a Chanel product. With the average Cuban earning just twenty dollars a month, it would take over 10 years to be able to afford the average Chanel bag.


This isn't about one fashion show. When brands come to Cuba, they have to do it right, and they have to do it right by the people of Cuba. Otherwise, in an attempt to be kitsch and playful, brands risk reinforcing the legitimacy of the very autocracy that reformers have been fighting against for decades. When Cuba opens up to America, it's not doing so for our abject entertainment. These are real people, who are part of real families that are facing severe challenges.

If we ever get to a time when Ford and GM are selling new cars in Cuba, we should not grieve over the loss of 1950s hotrods. To the outside world these vestiges of a bygone era may be appealing, but they also represent an economic system that deprives the Cuban people of an opportunity to make a decent living.

Cuban culture is rich, vibrant, and should be celebrated as the country opens its doors to consumerism and outside investment.

But like the mojitos that Vin Diesel was sipping, it's best enjoyed responsibly.

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How One Israeli Hair Salon Brings Jews And Arabs Together (Tue, 24 May 2016 16:40:52 -0400)




Jews and Arabs live largely segregated in Israel, but you wouldn't know it spending an afternoon at Fifi's hair salon in Haifa. 


The salon is the subject of a new documentary, "Women in Sink," by Israeli filmmaker Iris Zaki, who captured an unlikely place where cultures come together in harmony. The New York Times featured a clip on Tuesday called "The Shampoo Summit," adapted from Zaki's documentary, with commentary from the filmmaker.


"I had initially set out to make a film about Israeli Arabs, a community which I believe is treated unequally in this country," Zaki wrote. "I never expected that to do that, I would find myself in a hair salon of all places."


Owned by two Christian Arab women and frequented by Jewish and Arab women alike, Fifi's stood out to Zaki as a bastion of coexistence in a place where different groups often remain insular.


"My hometown, Haifa, in Israel, is very proud of its legacy of peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs. But I think it is more divided than it can seem. For example, as a Jew I don’t remember ever chatting with my Arab neighbors growing up," she said.


But Fifi's is different. To go behind the scenes, Zaki got a job washing hair at the salon and filmed herself chatting in Hebrew with the women of varied faiths and backgrounds who filed through her chair.


Many of the women bemoaned the distrust and antagonism that exists between Jews and Arabs in Israel.


"Let me tell you," one woman told Zaki, "if women were running things here, including the politics, we would have lived in peace with our neighbors ages ago."


Check out the clip from "Women in Sink" above.

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Jessica Simpson Dives Into Super-Sexy Territory To Reveal New Swimsuit Collection (Tue, 24 May 2016 16:03:35 -0400)

Jessica Simpson knows how to work a one-piece! 


The 35-year-old singer and billionaire businesswoman took to Instagram on Monday to promote swimsuits from her Jessica Simpson collection. Sporting beachy waves and a sultry stare, Simpson looked absolutely stunning in a black low-back bathing suit.


Simpson captioned the photo, "Get your suit on! Never-been-seen footage from my Spring '16 photoshoot is on the website," complete with the hashtag #sunsoutbunsout.



Get your suit on! Never-been-seen footage from my Spring '16 photoshoot is on the website! www.jessicasimpson.com #sunsoutbunsout

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More photos of the singer wearing her own swimsuit line can be seen on her company's website. 




During an interview with The Huffington Post in April, Simpson revealed that she's working on a lot of exciting new projects with her company, along with some new music. 


"I’m obviously continuing to expand the Jessica Simpson Collection and we’re looking into building stores, which is extremely exciting," the singer told HuffPost. "I’m back in the studio — I’ve been in the studio all week. It’s been a very exciting time to rediscover music and I definitely have so much inspiration." 


New clothes and new music? Sign us up!

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Summer Care for Hair Color ... Make It Last! (Tue, 24 May 2016 14:41:29 -0400)

Let's just suppose for a moment that those aren't your natural highlights.

We all color, right? And we're all going lighter for summer. What we don't all do is take care of that color.

Think of it as an investment. Hair coloring can be pretty expensive and it can take a lot of time to do right, at a salon or DIY at home. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of that investment, to keep that color looking great as long as you can:

• Wear a hat when you're outside, even when you're in the water. Look for them at your local sports store. If you're just goofing around in a pool, a ball cap is perfect, but you can also get them now for everything from kayaking to surfing. These will protect your skin and your hair from damaging, fading rays.

• Don't want a hat? Try some of the hair products now that have sunscreen built in.

• Healthy hair is beautiful hair. Going light can be hard on your lovely locks, requiring some harsh chemicals to make it happen. After you color, go with some protein-rich deep conditioners each day for a few days and then continue with a nourishing, quality conditioner after you regularly shampoo.

• Use a professional shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair, and definitely NOT a clarifying shampoo. You could end up watching that lovely color go swirling down the shower drain.

• Have some fun. No worries. Play with temporary colors. You can find sprays, rubs and bars that will all give you a bright splash of vibrant color and then disappear after body surfing or a shower, just in time for work Monday morning.

It is summer. Life is supposed to be fun. Don't sacrifice too much of that summer excitement for hair color. Sure, if you're a bridesmaid at a resort wedding you may want to avoid the pool but most of us need to jump in. That'll be the best thing for our souls.

If you haven't gone for that big summer color change yet, here is another recommendation: get your hair in great shape BEFORE you sit down for that appointment. Use a cleansing shampoo, or make a cream of water and baking soda, a couple days ahead and follow with a high quality conditioner. And remember, do NOT use a cleansing shampoo after you color, particularly if you've gone darker.

Love change!

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Father's Day Gift Ideas 2016 (Tue, 24 May 2016 14:39:32 -0400)

It's time to mark your calendars for Fathers Day on June 19th. The holiday will be here before you know it. The good news is that there is still plenty of time to figure out what to get for the dads in your life. Below is a list of my top Fathers Day gift ideas for 2016.



Related Garments

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This is an awesome gift for any guy with great style. Related Garments is the new way for men to chicly match their boxer briefs and knee-high socks. These sets are sharply tailored & extremely comfortable. They vary from neutral shades to brighter pops of color. These sets also include a second set of no-show socks that are perfect to wear with shorts in the spring and summer months. I personally love the package options. Related Garments offers weekend packages all the way through long week packages. My favorite is the week package, offering options for everyday of the week! This is a great way to dress you man under his daily wear.


Mission Belt

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This is a no-holes belt that is great for the no fuss guy. Mission Belts adjust every 1/4" unlike traditional belts that only have holes every 1". Because of the release lever this belt is easy on and easy off every time.

The best part about the Mission Belt is that a dollar from every belt sold goes to fight hunger and poverty worldwide through micro-lending.


Chris Reeve Carbon Fiber Sebenza 25

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Do you know a dad that likes to DIY everything? For some, Father's Day is all about cool new tools and accessories to add to their collection. The Sebenza 25 is a great gift for the outdoorsy and handyman dads. I am particularly impressed by the build quality and attention to detail that is put into this knife. This is the type of knife that will last forever.


CLINIQUE Great Skin To Go Kit



CLINIQUE for men is a new line that is made especially for the beloved men in our lives. This set features incredible hydrating products from exfoliating tonic, to cleanser, and moisturizing lotion. Help dad get that skincare routine going for a fresh and rejuvenated face!


Working Rose Gold Watch Cufflinks


This is a thoughtful gift idea for anyone who is into watches. These are actually working skeleton watches with jewels and moving gears! These eye catching cufflinks are the perfect eye candy for dads dress shirts.

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Forget Nude Selfies, Kim Kardashian Is Queen Of The Nude Dress (Tue, 24 May 2016 14:31:20 -0400)

Kim Kardashian-West declared her ongoing commitment to taking nude selfies at the Webby Awards earlier this month, but her dedication to naked dresses doesn't appear to be slowing down, either. 


Kardashian-West has time and time again befuddled us with her ability to wear completely sheer clothing without straight up exposing it all. Monday at the Vogue 100 festival in London, an event that celebrated 100 years of British Vogue, her embroidered Roberto Cavalli gown was no exception. 



The elaborate gown, which came with a large figure-accentuating belt and a scarf, left very little to the imagination -- and yet somehow, she still looked elegant and more sophisticated than ever.


Perhaps her new affinity for a less-is-more look has something to do with it?


Kardashian-West asked her Snapchat followers whether or not she should wear the neck piece hanging down or as a choker, but let's be real, no one was looking at the scarf. 



#kim #kimkardashian #kimkardashianwest #kimksnapchat #kimksnapchats #kimkardashiansnapchat #kkw #girls #babes #sleepy #beauty #london #paris #milan #newyork #la #miami #atlanta #dmv #snapchat #selfie #ootd #instafashion #cavalli #robertocavalli #vogue #londonlife

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5 Social Media Apps to Fill Your Date Card (Tue, 24 May 2016 14:00:05 -0400)

Are you swiping right or left on your mobile dating apps while looking for an alternative?

I know that looking for love online and IRL can be challenging and tedious.

When you've tried every mobile dating app and website out there and feel you've exhausted all of your options when nothing works out, it's time to switch things up a little and move on to something a bit more unconventional.

Since you're hanging your digital hat more often on your social media apps, why not add a romantic twist to your search?

By dating and flirting using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you can connect with friends, long lost friends (and loves), and even friends of friends. This was exactly how the love of my life found his way back to me after 16 years apart!

Related: Love Reunited: Our Second Chance at Love

Aside from the most popular social media sites, there are a few others for you to consider.

Here's a list of five non-traditional dating apps.

1. Snapchat

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Snapchat is a fun messaging app for sharing moments with your friends and is one of the hottest social media apps. It's playful and flirty.

How it works:

You can take a photo or video, add a caption, and send it to a friend or add it to your Story to share with all of your friends. Snaps sent directly to friends can last up to 10 seconds, while posts on your Story last up to 24 hours.

Snapchat may not seem like a conventional way to find love, considering most of the people you may have on Snapchat are your friends, but just think about if a friend of yours has ever posted or sent you a Snap and you noticed someone cute in the background. What would have happened if you'd Snapped them back and asked for that person's name? Maybe they would have added you on Snapchat if they were single and thought you were cute too. It's worth trying.

Available on iOS and Android

2. Yik Yak

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Popular on college campuses, Yik Yak is a free social networking app that's completely anonymous and you don't have to create an account to use it and is perfect for missed connections.

How it works:

Users can post brief comments to a message board accessible by any user within a 5 mile radius. For example, if you walked past someone cute on campus, smiled at each other and kept walking, but you noticed they were wearing a t-shirt supporting your favorite sports team, you can post a "Yak" and say "To the girl wearing a Dodgers shirt I walked past in the quad earlier, I thought you were really cute. Want to meet in the same place tomorrow to grab coffee?"

You might think this wouldn't work, but Buzz Feed reports that app does have some success with unintentionally helping potential couples meet up through the help of the Yik Yak community.

Available on iOS and Android

3. Yelp

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Yelp is an extremely social website and easily allows you to connect with singles in your area. All you have to do is search for your favorite bar or restaurant and scroll through the reviews until you find a particular reviewer that piques your interest. Yelp allows you to look at reviewers' profile pages, which is good for finding out a little more about your potential crush. If you find someone who looks interesting to you, send them a message through Yelp and you could just end up on a date at that bar you both reviewed!

Available on Desktop, iOS and Android

4. GolfMatch

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This new app is designed to help golf lovers connect to each other and set up tee times for a round of golf together, or maybe more.

How it works:

GolfMatch helps you find like-minded golfers at local courses to share your experiences with. You can find golfers you're compatible with based on age, skill level, location and home courses. Your profile will display all of your posts and your golfing background, and you can even post pictures and videos of your golf experiences - think of it like Instagram for golfers!

Maybe your golf date will grab you close to protect you when someone on the green yells "fore."

Available on iOS

Related: 5 Dating Apps That Aren't Tinder

5. Venmo

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Venmo allows you to send and receive money with friends quickly and without charging you a fee, making it easy to split dinner, send a birthday gift, pay your roommate for bills, or pay friends back for buying you drinks.

Andy Verderosa from Thrillist says that "In addition to being one of the most game-changing apps of the last half-decade, Venmo boasts arguably the best social feed on any network."

How it works:

The platform operates like a social media feed and shows you your friends interactions with each other, as well as with their friends that you don't know. Switch over to your friend feed and look at interactions between friends of friends. When you find someone that suits your fancy, check to make sure they're in your area, then send them a private transaction. The only way to message someone is by sending them money, so you'll have to send them a small amount (maybe enough for them to buy coffee), then say they caught your eye and you were wondering if they'd be interested in meeting. There's always the possibility they could deny you, but at least you tried.

You can always get it a refund if they turn you down, so just make sure you set the transaction to private so your friends won't see your attempts in case you don't find a match for a date.

Available on iOS and Android

At the end of the digital day, any social media platform can be a dating platform if you like. Just remember to be respectful toward others and make sure you don't come across as pushy or stalker like. Keep in mind, you might not know someone's relationship status from these social apps, so they might not have an interest in being approached by you.

Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam.

Find out how our Irresistible Profiles dating programs will help you find your dream date and how Swiping Right on mobile apps will fill your date card.

Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert and the founder of Cyber-Dating Expert. She's the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and has been successfully coaching singles for over two decades.

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Hey Haters, Two Years Later, Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Are Still Going Strong (Tue, 24 May 2016 13:42:43 -0400)


Despite divorce rumors peeking out from newsstands and articles on the Internet advertising their looming divorce, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are celebrating their second wedding anniversary on May 24. 


Say what you will, but this power couple doesn't look like they're dissolving their vows (or disappearing from the spotlight, for that matter) anytime soon. Kardashian marked their two-year anniversary by taking to social media to celebrate their union. 


"Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life! You make me so happy! I love you so much!!!" Kardashian wrote, accompanied by a loved-up photo of the couple. 



Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life! You make me so happy! I love you so much!!!

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The 35-year-old also Instagrammed an enhanced (?) photo of her ginormous ring casting rays brighter than the sun itself. Blinding! 



My ring shined so bright for our love in Rome while we celebrated our 2 year anniversary in Italy, the country we got married in! #Blessed

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On her app, Kardashian shared a behind-the-scenes photo from their wedding, writing, "These Polaroids remind me of the sweetest memories. Having North be a part of our day was so special. It was truly one of the best days of my life. It's crazy to see how much our family has grown since then!" 



Kardashian and West were married at Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy on May 24, 2014. The bride and groom both wore Givenchy and, naturally, took four days to edit their wedding photo. 



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Kardashian shared the secret to a happy marriage with West just a few months after tying the knot. 


"I feel as though we'll always be in the honeymoon period," Kardashian told MailOnline. "I try to treat him like it’s his birthday every single day. I think we’ll always be like that." 


Sounds like a party to us. 


 

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Whoopi Goldberg Is Producing A Show About Trans Models (Tue, 24 May 2016 11:25:55 -0400)

Whoopi Goldberg announced on Monday that she is in the process of producing a reality television show for Oxygen centering around transgender models.


"The View" co-host will have an executive producer credit on "Strut," a show focused on Slay Model Management -- the first modeling agency to exclusively represent transgender models, according to People.


"This show is important right now, because for all of the positive advances the community has made and continues to make, transgender is still a hot-button word that gets people hysterical,” Goldberg reportedly said in a statement. “People tend to focus on the stereotype instead of the person, and this series will give viewers a unique opportunity to spend time with real people who are struggling with the same challenges we all face as we make our way through the world."


The show comes at an important cultural moment for transgender visibility, when trans and gender-nonconforming people are being subjected to a wave of anti-queer legislation in Southern states, such as North Carolina's House Bill 2.


Transgender models are also nothing new, though the cultural fascination with transgender people are certainly giving them a more visible platform. A number of other agencies specifically catering to trans models have established themselves in the past years, including Trans Models agency in NYC.


Carmen Carrera also became one of the most well-known trans models in the world when she transitioned after her time on "RuPaul's Drag Race." Carrera went on to become the subject of a petition to make her the first openly trans Victoria's Secret Angel.


Speaking about "Strut," Goldberg added, "You may even be surprised to discover that you have been seeing and interacting with transgender men and women in ways you didn't even realize!"


"Strut" is slated to premiere on Oxygen later this year.

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Ariel Winter Slayed Prom With This Disney Princess Moment (Tue, 24 May 2016 09:44:37 -0400)

'Tis the season! By day, Ariel Winter stars on ABC's "Modern Family," but, by night, she's just another teenage girl soon to be disappointed by the overwhelming expectations of prom night. Eh? Maybe we're just projecting. 


Winter gave us a peek at the festivities on Monday with a series of Instagram photos from her pre-prom gathering with a group of friends and family. Rocking fiery red hair falling over one shoulder, her whole ensemble is giving us under the sea, head-to-toe Disney glamour. 


Winter opted for a strapless black lace mermaid-style gown and a gold clutch, complimenting her curves and Ariel-inspired (purple shell bra, Ariel) waves. Seriously, if Disney ever intends to modernize the Disney character for this generation, we're pretty sure this is the look she'd rock on prom night. 



Senior #prom #2016 :) Hair// @charles_dujic Makeup// @kipzachary

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From this to sitting in the car at 2am eating Dominos

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Me and dad :) #prom

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From the photos, it looks like Winter attended the event sans her Eric (boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette), who escorted her to last year's prom. The two most recently made a splash together during a couple's vacation in the Bahamas. 



Shmoopberry and I take prom ❤ #prom #prom2015

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But who needs a boyfriend when you've got your squad on lock? Anyone who has done prom right knows that, at the end of the night, it's your friends, not the dress, the date or the crown that matters. 



Prom Squad

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Happy prom, Ariel!

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The Beauty Beneath A Pre-Owned Accessory (Tue, 24 May 2016 08:24:52 -0400)

Something old something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver six pence in your shoe. This is an ancient but popular rhyme that brides-to-be have come to love. It almost feels like I'm reading the time off my pre-owned Rolex, with the wind in my hair and the words in my heart and my arms locked in those of a loving gentleman.

I'm thrilled at the idea of longevity that comes with the sound of the first phrase, "Something old". This means that years will come and go, trends, fashion and exotic watches will pass but we will remain even after. No doubt, my intense love for antique pieces and wristwatches will remain with me.

A great number of ladies and I dare say men, don't toy with their antiques. Cars, watches, artworks, send a certain rush down some of their spines. I could write on all of these exciting artifacts but I'll just droll a little over the dainty piece called a wrist watch. Men and women have been adorning this accessory for years and though designs, brands and colour change from time to time, the love for the age long fashion piece hasn't eroded.

Interestingly wrist watches are recorded to have been first worn by women. Not to argue, but we must thank Peter Henlein who is often credited as the inventor of the watch. However, the rate at which these fashion accessories and bespoke artifacts increase in price or go extinct could be alarming. A Rolex watch is rumoured to sell for thousands of dollars and though there is a market for that bracket, some lovers of the Rolex would rather spend a little less on a watch.

No wonder 80% of Singaporeans who live in one of the most expensive cities, buy pre-owned goods. Indeed some would rather pass on wearing an item that has previously been worn. I must say, owning a pre-owned watch is a wise decision in the sacks. It saves your pocket and credit cards a little stress. Stores, both online and brick and mortar stores that sell these items should be tagged live savers. Not only is it cheaper, most often, its quality isn't compromised.

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On the flip side, a Clement Messier vase lover, who may have searched through time to find a brand new version and given up, would be incredibly excited to see it in a collector's store. It's such an interesting concept to know that you could walk out of a store owning an Anglo-Indian ivory tortoise shell casket from the 19th century or a Rheinish Bellarmine jug from the 17th century when you thought you'd never see it. What a lovely experience that could be, having to carry such history in the pockets of your bag. There's an amazing rush that comes with being part of shared history. You may not be able to trace the history of the item but tales on the street could make your purchasing the item pretty exciting.

Though the 'something burrowed' poem speaks to brides-to-be, I can't help but believe something old, something new, or something borrowed could add some pence in your shoes.

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Spring Fashion 2016: Mismatch Your Stuff On Purpose With Style (Tue, 24 May 2016 06:52:57 -0400)

This article was originally published on Better After 50.

I am beyond thrilled that mixing and matching patterns and prints and colors is now cool. I love that look -- crazy mixed up styling. As one who often loses a sock or three -- I now wear one pink and one orange sock and strut my stride with my jeans and walking shoes -- I love the look. I also love tying on a bright pink bandana with an orange sweater.

So BA50's permission granted! Mismatching is in style. When you are digging through your closet -- don't be afraid to mix and match some of your stuff -- it's been deemed "fashionable" by the "fashionistas."

Here are some fun ideas.

Mis-Match Fashion Mismatched fun for morning walks on the way to yoga.

 

mismatch fashion 2016 These models look young but they're wearing "our stuff."

MISMATCHED SOCKS


Mismatched Socks


They even have a site to buy mix matched socks -- but why bother -- just put your "lost socks" together and you've got a pair.



Fashion Spring 2016 Marie Claire's Spring Fashion Features This Striped long look that is a bit PJ's meet fashion -- you like?

 

Upbeat summer look with these stripes and Polkadot handbags from Pmikaki Spring Summer Collection 2016 Upbeat summer look with these stripes and Polkadot handbags from Pmikaki Spring Summer Collection 2016.

Every Friday is Fashion Friday at BetterAfter50.com.
 

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My Mom's Fur Coat
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How To Get That $1,000 Embroidered Dress You've Been Seeing For Under $100 (Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:11 -0400)

So you saw embroidered dresses everywhere last summer, decided to hold off and now realize they are still a huge trend, so you want one? Us too. 


Ukrainian embroidered dresses are very popular, and if you're thinking of investing in one, doing your research is key because they often carry massive price tags. 






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Vyshyvanka, the colloquial term for Ukrainian embroidered shirts, have blown up in the past few months (in large part due to designers like Vita Kin and fashion bloggers like Leandra Medine). But these dresses can set you back upwards of a thousand dollars ... ouch. 


But if you want to get a similar look, you're in luck, because many fast-fashion stores are creating dresses with pretty embroidery. We've rounded up several options that all ring in under $100, so you'll still be able to afford food this month. 


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Looking Back, The 'Thelma And Louise' Premieres Were SO 1991 (Tue, 24 May 2016 06:00:11 -0400)

On May 21, 1991, nobody had really heard of Thelma, Louise or Brad Pitt yet.


Now, 25 years later, they are all a part of the American cultural zeitgeist. Thelma and Louise represent independence (and how to drive a car off a cliff in style), and Pitt represents how to succeed as a ridiculously handsome person.


To celebrate "Thelma and Louise's" 25th anniversary, we went through some photos from the film's California and New York premieres and cannot get enough of Susan Sarandon's Lite Brite dress, Geena Davis's puffy shirt, and that crazy four-year period when Pitt and Juliette Lewis were soooo in love.


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