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Delvaux Brillant

When you think of Belgium, french fries, beer, chocolate and Brussel sprouts may come to mind, their famous decor style, or their international position as capital of the European Union and home to NATO. Or perhaps you think of them as the center of the world’s diamond trade, or home to the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts, famous artists such as Rene Magritte and fashion icons such as Dries van Noten.…
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Summer Staple: The Straw Bag

In this weekend’s WSJ Off Duty, fashion contributor Hayley Phelan extolled the virtues of the straw bag with a comprehensive and entertaining look at this timeless accessory. Jane Birkin and her straw bag-1Mirrorpix via Getty Images via the WSJ Citing favorite examples from film and fashion, such as the famous image of Jane Birkin, above, as well as select shopping options, the piece also includes a tongue-in-cheek interview with a straw tote as well as illustrative versions of imagined bags owned by the three little pigs.…
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Friday Five Favorite Finds X Part II

As summer winds down and flip flops and straw hats segue into less casual attire, thoughts turn to fashion for fall. So part II of this weeks’s Friday Five Favorite Finds includes two shops on island whose statement-making accoutrements can add a luxurious layer to your wardrobe.…
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My Day at Oscar – the Accessories

You may not have realized how many coordinated collections there are under the Oscar umbrella. It makes adding to the look so easy and fun – supplement with as little or as much as you like – the layering is key.…
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At the Movies + Bonus

To be honest, I was going to write about a different movie today to kick off the Oscar season, but a little discovery caused me to change my mind (more on that in a bit). Today’s film is a classic Hitchcock that I’m sure most readers have seen.…
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#Jingletweet Treasure

I’m excited to announce that #Jingletweet has finally arrived. For those of you who haven’t been following along via social media, this is a tweet up (an “in real life” party for those of us connected on twitter) cohosted by friend Ridgely Brode and myself at the fabulous new space of Audiocom, “master craftsmen of modern technology.” During the course of planning the party, we have received a plethora of fabulous gifts to give away to lucky winners.…
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Talbots Treats for Spring

A couple of weeks ago I attended a preview of Talbots‘ spring 2012 line. Although it was gray and rainy outside the hydrangea were in full bloom in the bright and sunny showroom. What a fun line-up is coming. Talbots continues the trend we saw on the spring runway shows – lots of color, florals and pattern mixed with geometrics and bright accessories.…
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Behind the Q – Both Sides Now

As many of you now know, after BEHIND THE Q, I run an additional post from my side of our excursion. I could have made many selections right from Dominique’s lovely house, like this classic Alvar Aalto vase above, but I will of course stick to actual possibilities!…
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NYC Shopping Spree with Liz – My Picks

Although today is normally Wednesday Wines, Terry was having technical difficulties. Luckily I remembered I had never shared with you my picks from Liz Lange’s and my NYC shopping spree for BEHIND THE Q. It was tough to narrow things down at the Milly Madison Avenue flagship boutique.…
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Talbots Teaser

I have written before how I think Talbots has been doing a great job raising their fashion profile. Yesterday I attended a preview for the winter line at their elegant space and they are definitely on a roll. There were many adorable items to wear on their own or mix with other winter/holiday staples in your wardrobe.…
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