Beauty and Fashion

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Wedding Dress Hunting and My Green Conscious.

For years it’s been the norm that grooms rent their tuxedos, despite the fact that you can buy a brand new gorgeous tux for less than the price of rental. Buying a tux makes sense because it’s highly likely that you’ll have another opportunity to wear one, at least if you’re marrying a musician who loves to attend galas. So why is it that Rent-a-Bridal-Gown is still hasn’t really caught on? It’s certainly more expensive to buy a dress than to rent one, and you will never have a reason to wear a wedding dress again. Somehow grooms still rent…


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Abercrombie & Fitch–Titillating Fashion for the Splash Park

All the parental rage over the push-up bikini tops for young girls at Abercrombie & Fitch got my attention recently. Yes, it’s swimsuit season and the marketing machine, fueled with morality, has exploded in the faces of many a concerned family. I’ve seen the mostly  nylon–yuk–bikinis on every network news and cable program. The title of “push-up” has been dutifully replaced by “striped” by A&F to calm the masses. Too late. The classic reaction of most any child is to crave whatever their parent rejects. Ding! Thanks Abercrombie & Fitch. Why pay any  more big advertising bucks than you have…



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Naked Lady Party … for Wedding Dresses?

I admit I’m a bit of a princess, in that I prefer Paris to camping, and diamonds to moonstones, but I’m not at all a fashionista. I’ve been wearing the same t-shirts since high school (although now people think I bought them at a vintage shop), and I own one pair of jeans. All of my newer clothes are friends’ hand-me-downs. My shoe style is Winter: cowboy boots and  Summer: flip-flops. Easy. So in answer to, “What are you wearing?” Well, as of now, I don’t know. I found one dress at a consignment store a few weeks ago that…


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“The Dress” begins its tortuous grasp upon me.

“Wedding, wedding, wedding, wedding, wedding.” That’s pretty much the topic of conversation these days, whether we like it or not. What surprises me, however, is how very few people have asked me what I’m wearing, other than my gutter-minded friends who have repeatedly asked, “Are you wearing white? Lolz lol.” (Not funny.) I guess I sort of expected the dress to be a hot topic, considering that’s all that bridal magazines talk about. It’s been a good thing for me, however, because I am not at all obsessed with The Dress. At a bridal show last week, I was reminded…


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Loving and Admiring Louisville Ladies

Awards season is upon us, and one of my favorites each year is the voting in Today’s Woman magazine’s Most Admired Women. The local magazine offers up six women in each of a dozen categories and tallies up the online votes to come up with the city’s most admired females.  You can also vote by Fax or Mail if you haven’t yet joined the 21st century. If you don’t know at least a few of these 72 women, you’re not very well connected. I’m going on memory here, but it seems to me the Media category is most often captured…


The Voice: A Holographic Blueprint

Of the many different Sound Healing experiences I have had, one stands out as the most “clinical” or “technical”.  This is Anne Lindstrom’s work called SOUNDINGS PLUS ©. Anne’s work is based on the premise that your voice is a holographic blueprint of your whole body. She uses software to measure your voice, charting the areas of strength, weakness and toxicity. This is the most “clinical” part. She then takes you through the protocol to detox and return the needed notes to your voice – improving your whole body. SOUNDINGS PLUS has research identifying specific correlations: problems with communication and…