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The Swimsuit Guide The Swimsuit Guide

Jun. 16, 2019

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The Swimsuit Guide

There's a science behind looking great in your bikini.

Numerous swimwear websites recommend halter neck swimsuits for  pear shaped ladies. As a pear myself, I know the desired effect of the halter often does not happen. Did you notice that too? Ever wondered why this is so? Back in the day when the “halter-for-pears” advice originated, all bikinis had some intricate tailoring. Note this […]
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La Piscina: Town Square with Water La Piscina: Town Square with Water

May. 06, 2019

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La Piscina: Town Square with Water

For almost a decade I tried to understand why Italians include "pool" in the short list of their street signs. The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey, about the Christian destruction of the Classic world, provided a clue.

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Love & Dove. Not Your Eye Candy! Love & Dove. Not Your Eye Candy!

Dec. 02, 2018

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Love & Dove. Not Your Eye Candy!

Appearing undone at the age of 50 in a slapstick comedy, Nina Doroshina made millions of Soviet women laugh and cry as they recognized themselves in the heroine, who knew how to work hard, but felt awkward to kiss her husband.

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Hem: Proportions Restored Hem: Proportions Restored

May. 27, 2018

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Hem: Proportions Restored

Style is embracing your imperfections and going gracefully about them. This Ralph Lauren ostrich hemmed dress over Hadid fouetté thighs is an example of just that.

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