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By Roy H. Campbell and Roy H. Campbell,Knight-Ridder News Service | July 2, 1992
Anita Steen, owner of an East Coast advertising firm, loves high fashion and thinks nothing of dropping $800 for a skirt or $1,500 for a blazer.So one would think that her closets would be bulging with designs from Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfeld or Giorgio Armani.Think again. Ms. Steen has built a wardrobe of smart, snappy clothes that bear the Escada label."I started buying Escada about seven years ago and I love it. It is a very chic line made extremely well with fabulous fabrics," Ms. Steen said.
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By Mary Corey and Mary Corey,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1994
To understand Melanie Sabelhaus' style, look in her sock drawer. There, you find 40 pairs of knee socks festooned with everything from flags and stripes to flowers and horses.As the president of Exclusive Interim Properties, a real-estate firm that rents furnished accommodations to executives, movie stars and others passing through town, she's likely to turn up for work in a pair of Bermuda shorts, a blazer and socks."My children tell me I look like a geek," says Ms. Sabelhaus, 45, who lives in Green Spring Valley, "but that's OK."
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By Lisa Anderson and Lisa Anderson,Chicago Tribune | September 16, 1993
Under all the lace and velvet, sturdy tweed and filmy chiffon, fall fashion's modern fantasies of Edwardian dandies, Russian officers and Scottish Highlanders are built on old-fashioned jackets.Romantic is the operative word this season, as international designers ransack archives to revive vintage jacket shapes drawn from across the centuries and across the globe, from the snowy Tyrolean Alps to the misty English hunt country.Blowing the dust off the foppish styles first set in the drawing rooms of late 19th-century London, designers on both sides of the Atlantic dote on dandy looks this season.
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By Genevieve Buck and Genevieve Buck,Chicago Tribune | July 25, 1991
Chicago--When a fashion director who travels around the world to ferret out fashion trends goes out on a limb and says, "The single most important piece to add to a fall wardrobe is . . . " you sit up and listen for the end of the sentence. Especially if you don't have to wait until fall to find the gem she's talking about.Pleated skirts are the items that Joan Kaner believes are the absolute essentials for pepping up a wardrobe. "I'm bullish about pleated skirts," says Ms. Kaner, senior vice president and fashion director for Neiman Marcus stores around the country, "because they change the whole silhouette with their movement, their mobility."
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By Bernadine Morris and Bernadine Morris,N.Y. Times News Service | March 25, 1992
PARIS -- Showing pretty clothes is not enough. Many of the designers presenting their fall and winter collections here in tents in the courtyard of the Louvre are trying to suggest other things: the end of the world, for instance, or simply the end of fashion. This premature fin-de-siecle blues is expressed in somber colors -- black is in first, second, and third place, followed distantly by wine and brown -- and the unfinished look, usually called deconstruction and marked by torn edges.
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By Edited by Catherine Cook and Edited by Catherine Cook,Chicago TribuneKnight-Ridder News ServiceFort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | July 25, 1991
Get a leg upFor the past few seasons, women of style have limited their leg wear to black and cream. It has been black opaque pantyhose for fall and winter, while the warm months have found women wearing sheers -- either black or very pale creamy shades (but never white!). For the sizzling heat of summer, many have opted for bare legs or sheer neutrals that give the effect of a tanned leg.Come fall, that's going to change.Black, of course, is not going to go away. But the variety of colored and patterned hosiery and stockings may even tempt the most loyal fans of black to reach for something different.
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By Bernadine Morris and Bernadine Morris,New York Times News Service | October 24, 1991
Paris -- Some of the big fashion houses are setting off explosions that will be heard round the world with their spring ready-to-wear collections.The best designers here, like Christian Lacroix, mix practicality with imagination. He has toned down the creative blast that brought him to the head of the fashion column five years ago, but his clothes haven't lost their fizz.The colors still sizzle, and the patterns grab the eye with their mixtures of checks, stripes, heart shapes, ornate frills and flowers.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | February 9, 2003
Spring has arrived. OK, we're lying. But the spring makeup lines of several leading cosmetics companies have arrived, so we thought we'd share. Here's the word on what's hot for this coming season: The company: Elizabeth Arden The line: Watercolors The look: Classic chic. Take your pick between the pale shimmery shades of the Caribbean or the vibrant, energetic palette of the Mediterranean. The colors: Caribbean colors include eye shadows in smooth teals and corals, peach bisque rouge and coral lipstick.
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By New York Times News Service | June 13, 1991
Fashion flirted with hemlines, toyed with dresses and re-established pants as major players of the season. But the strongest message from the fall shows in Paris, London, New York and Milan, Italy, was an affirmation of the jacket as the heavy hitter in the current fashion scene.Sure, there are changes. Shoulder pads are no longer as formidable as the ones football players wear. Jackets are not so oversized that they could accommodate a couple of sweaters and a wool shirt underneath. Some have pronounced curves, as waistlines nip snugly above jutting or gently flared peplums.
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By Bernadine Morris and Bernadine Morris,New York Times News Service | April 29, 1992
Yves Saint Laurent showed a short, skinny smooth leather skirt in Paris a decade ago, and it became a mainstay of women's wardrobes throughout the world all during the 1980s.Last year Karl Lagerfeld jazzed up his Chanel collection with zippered leather jackets based on the ones motorcyclists wear. He showed them with day and evening clothes, and many women picked up his cue.That was just the beginning. Now designers on both sides of the Atlantic are heavily into leather. In Paris, Milan and New York, the fall and winter fashion collections were filled with leather styles -- and not just motorcycle jackets either.
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