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Vogue: I told you so. And, THE NEW YORK TIMES agrees with me

When my magazine addiction was at its peak a few years ago, I subscribed to eighteen (Yes! 18) print magazines per month. And, I loved every single glossy, advertising-laden page. In my next life, I planned to be reborn as a magazine editor. I’m now down to a manageable half a dozen print publications per month as well as RED Magazine which I get online…

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What’s in your future? To bra or not to bra?

If the past two years have done nothing else, they’ve relieved our entire gender, fifty percent of the population, of the encumbrances of wearing a bra. Underwires in particular are the devil’s work. Locked down and isolated, we’ve dressed for supreme comfort and it’s been divine. Even women who are still working and subject to online zoom meetings have been able to angle the camera…

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Should we mourn the death of malls?

Last week I met a girlfriend for lunch at a lovely restaurant in a local mall. It was the first time we’d been able to get together in nearly two years. Getting together with friends is always so therapeutic; even the anticipation before the big event is something to be savoured. Gaining access to the restaurant with COVID precautions in place was as complicated as…

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Desperately seeking Jenna Lyons. I need your help

Dear Jenna Lyons: After following your impressive career at J. Crew until you left in 2017, I was delighted to find your reality television show Styling With Jenna on HBO this past winter. I love your irreverent fashion sense and even though you’re over six feet tall and slim, which I most definitely am not, I try to tap into your styling savvy to create…

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As the world opens up once again, here’s how fashion retailers can attract more customers

Are fashion retailers reading BOOMERBROADCAST and actually paying attention? A full-page write-up a while ago in The Globe and Mail, Video Fashion, by Odessa Paloma Parker got me thinking that somewhere, someone might actually be recognizing that consumers are where the money is in retail. It’s a shocking realization, don’t you think? In the eight years that I’ve been blogging, retailers and department stores, in…

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Now is the time to support independent fashion boutiques

The pandemic has shuttered thousands of businesses but despite the odds, there are many independent small boutiques that are managing to survive. They’ve developed a loyal customer base and are employing creative marketing techniques to stay viable. I admire their stamina and appreciate their importance to local communities. These shops deserve our loyal support and encouragement. Many small businesses have created online videos and helpful…

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