I’ll Drink to That celebrates a life well-lived

Some people take longer than others to grow up. By that, I mean to become capable of taking care of themselves as an adult without relying on parents or others for emotional or financial security. In her recently released autobiography, "I'll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist" Betty Halbreicht was such a person. Born as the only child of an affluent Chicago couple, Halbreicht had it all — looks, money and connections. She grew up in a home with domestic help and a generous allotment of…

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Victoria’s Secret yields to customer demands – sort of. . .

Thanks so much for your support of the change.org petition (here's the link to my earlier blog http://boomerbroadcast.net/2014/10/31/here-we-go-again-ladies) criticizing Victoria's Secret for their recent ad campaign glorifying skinny female bone bags with fake surgically enhanced breasts as being the perfect body. While we didn't achieve one hundred percent success in getting them to pull the ads, they still acknowledged that they heard their customers and modified the wording somewhat. Nov 16, 2014 — Victoria's Secret changed the wording of their advertisements for their bra range Body from 'The Perfect 'Body'' to 'A…

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Watching the purse wars from the front lines

Purses are my Achilles heel. When I retired I was given an exquisite designer purse by my employer which made me far happier than any gold watch ever could have. It is therefore with a great deal of interest that I've been following the stock market duke-out between major purse purveyors Coach and Michael Kors. And, ironically it was my husband who brought it to my attention. Last week I went into a Coach store to purchase a new 2015 refill for the Coach daytimer I bought at their outlet…

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Here we go again ladies

It seems they're not listening to me so I'm going to keep condemning companies that continue to glorify grossly Photoshopped, tall thin bodies as being the ideal. Not surprisingly, Victoria's Secret is taking a lot of heat about their new campaign entitled "The Perfect Body" that shows unrealistic body shapes as being the standard perfect body we should all strive for. While I never shop at Victoria's Secret as I'm not a fan of their frou frou frillies and the uncomfortable fit, I think they're losing hundreds of thousands of…

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