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November 2016

*Note ~ product image shown prior is not available in the US or Canada so this popular high rise,
extra firm shapewear; Silueta Forte has been substituted.

It’s holiday party season and wouldn’t it be fabulous to look a dress size smaller or more without dieting! Janira Secrets is your shapewear solution.

The Secrets collection is designed to give women a gorgeous, slimmer look that redefines and trim the silhouette instantly without compromising femininity.

Secrets is the most extensive line of shaping underwear on the market today. By wearing these garments you can drop one dress size or even more. Elegantly and carefully designed, this underwear is designed to fit all your needs – and curves! And thanks to its ergonomic design it respects your … Read more


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I have often been recognized for my communication skills; the ability to listen, amalgamate and explain. When I traveled earlier in my career, I took time to understand cultural innuendo and incorporate the nuances of diverse expectations into conversation and behavior. I prided myself in my ability to clarify intent with a modicum of diplomacy. By my age, certain talents define you. They are part of your “brand”. So imagine my dismay, when I returned to my house here in Cabo last week to discover that I had failed big time at the very core competency that I, as well as others, have come to expect from myself.

Here’s what happened: The gardener cut down the thick, luscious floral vines that completely covered the palapa … Read more


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This week’s Gallery post focuses on the New York fashion affinity for black and navy blue. In homage to the understatement of this east coast frame of mind, designer Stephanie Chen has created her stunning Sapphire Bliss collection. Alison takes you through a portfolio of her unique talent. READ and SEE more . . .Read more


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By ALISON CONNOLLY

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Depending on the day, my style can range from ultra girly and bright-colored, to super refined and monochromatic.  I consider the latter to be the quintessential stylish New Yorker aesthetic, with minimal embellishment, dark colors and an air of sophistication.  There’s something refreshingly uncomplicated (or so it seems) about this style.  That’s why it comes as no surprise that today’s featured brand, Sapphire Bliss, is a chic NYC-based label.  Not only is each design a reflection of minimalist glamour, many of the pieces are featured in navy blue, which is the stereotypical New Yorker’s version of wildly colorful.  The force behind Sapphire Bliss is Stephanie Chen, the offspring of Chinese immigrant parents who worked in garment factories, and ultimately a Parsons … Read more


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Bridal Briefs ~ NK iMODE

NKiMODE Capucine Bridal silk lingerie on Lingerie Briefs

Did you know that the most wedding engagements occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas? It is a goldmine for retailers whose port of call is lingerie. The fact that this is already gift giving season, the acceleration of bridal intimates makes this category a no brainer . . . .READ & SEE MORERead more


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