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When I grow up I want to be a luxury brand. Just imagine the joys of being recession-proof like LVMH whose U.S. sales of fashion and leather goods increased 18 percent for the first quarter. How is that possible you...
As I watched presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama rehash each other's questionable comments and affiliations for what seemed to be the first 45 minutes of last night's Philadelphia debate, I couldn't help but notice the sparkle...
Bejeweled, a popular video game that rewards its skillful players with points for maneuvering gems around the screen to create a chain, recently received a good media buzz when a financial software programmer used it to propose to his girlfriend....
In August 2007, after viewing runway footage and reading industry forecasts, I delivered a passionate rant against the return of style trends from the 80s, including fashion jewelry. Now it's April 2008, and a recent article in Women's Wear Daily...
Celebrity gossip blogs Hollyscoop and Teamsugar recently dished the dirt on Kate Moss. Allegedly, the supermodel bought herself a $180,000 engagement ring from London jeweler Garrard. Is it taboo for a woman to plunk down a chunk of change on...
I love Louis Vuitton, and not just for its stylish collection of pricey handbags. The luxury brand's stab at shutting down Canal Street in Manhattan is the reason for my recent adoration. Unfortunately, though, Louis Vuitton is not literally closing...
I've recently developed mixed feelings about the return of the necklace. The bare necks I saw on the red carpet and at other celebrity or fashionista-filled events in 2007 appeared quite lonely. However, now that necklaces, specifically "statement necklaces," are...
As a copywriter, I can easily identify the objective of clever advertising. Ironically, I often fall prey to it. Like the time I chose a mobile carrier solely based on the fact that I was a fan of the celebrity...
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