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Feather in my Hat. Fabulous.

Am I Angelina Jolie in Changeling? NO, but at least I can mimic her style. I love, love, love anything fabulous and feathers definitely fall under that category. As I have noted before (I am sure you remember because you memorize my blog), hats, gloves and scarves are the best way to spice up your winter look. A throwback to the early 1900′s with this classic winter hat keep you warm and stylish. Functionable fashion people! Add a brazen red lipstick, plumper included, and Maddox might just mistake you for mom. Brad not included.

Urban Outfitters Feather Cloche

$42.00

The Longer Blazer


Waist length or cropped has been the only style to surface in recent years, but the longer blazer is making a comeback! Kind of like John Travolta, only way cooler. The big difference this time around is that designers have finally realized that if you make a garment this long, it must fit you properly. Remove shoulder pads, add darts. For this great piece to not overwhelm you, no matter what you size, it must skim the body. If you have a larger heiny, do not wear this. It will actually, just like tying a cardigan around your waist, accentuate the not so positive. It skims your body just until the point where it hits your bum where it then juts out. Not a good look.

Gwyneth Paltrow, a true fashion icon, is showing how a simple blazer can tone down the look of any outfit. Even her friend Madonna’s old “Like a Virgin” dress:) I actually own a dress that is quite similar, but it is not for the fashion faint of heart. Own it, your look that is.

Photo courtesy of Style.com

Pretty Political Pearls

In light of the election, I think it is time that we all step up to the plate and rock a little Jackie O style. Because ladies, classic never fades. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, this style is an instant pick me up for anyone. Like everything I discuss, it is all about making it your own!

Personally, I was never the individual pearl strand type of gal. And if you are no Charlotte from Sex and the City either, why not choose a strand that is either long or layer them up. Classicly funky never looked so good. Pin a small broach on your pearls for a personal touch or just buy a set, like these fabulous ones, that already have your flair built right in. Jackie O, 2008.

Carollee Faux Pearl Necklace with Crystal Flower Accent
$75.00 each

I am Teaching a Fashion How-to Class

  • by Amy Salinger
  • November 4th, 2008
  • My Style



Refresh and Renew Your Look and Style

Too many clothes, nothing to wear? Make way for your fashion evolution and attend this ‘how to’ on cleaning out your closet. Learn how to build a great wardrobe without spending a fortune, dress for your body type, and find the trends of the season that fit your lifestyle while making them work. Fashion stylist Amy Salinger will guide you to shopping in the City, help you discover the best finds at the right stores, assist you in buying what you need, and show you how to use what you already own. Participants will be provided with a guide book to take home.

Tue, Nov 11
7:00 PM

$25.00 Member
$35.00 Non-Member
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Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. (Program room assignments will be available at the JCC Customer Service Desk, in the lobby of the Samuel Priest Rose Building.)

To register click here: JCC
Or call: 646-505-5708

The Ruffle Blouse


Remember the pirate shirt from Seinfeld? Well this isn’t it. Adding a little bit of a costume effect to your outfit does not have to imply that you are putting an eye patch on and shipping off to sea. The rouched blouse can add that something extra to your outfit. From day wear, to office wear to evening wear, this is the fashion punch you are looking for.

This particular style is basic and fun. A garment that cinches at the waist is always your friend because it exemplifies your smallest area, your waist. In addition, the cinched wrist draws attention to another delicate feature. Are we seeing a thinning pattern here? The detail down the middle draws the eye to the center, also a slenderizing concept. Add the high collar which makes this shirt easy to pair with a vest or a blazer and all in all, you just got your perfect pirate shirt. Eat your heart out Seinfeld.

Chadwick’s Pintucked Shirt

$7.99