April 16, 2014

Power Shopper

Cheryl Lampard, founder of Style Matters International, finds great buys, discusses the latest styles and answers your questions

August 2012

 Cosmetic Purses with Panache

08/22/12

Cosmetic Purses with Panache

We all have something that we hang on to for far too long, simply because we love it or it fits our needs perfectly. For me, it’s my cosmetic purse. When the inner fabric of my much loved, much used cosmetic bag started to peel off, I held onto it like a child with a favorite toy until it had deteriorated to such an extent that the contents of the purse were covered with tiny little beige fragments of lining, giving my lipstick cases and eye pencils the look of a speckled eggshell.  Big enough to hold makeup necessities for touch ups during the day, small enough to switch between various sizes of handbags and with a zipper that fastened securely, it was ideally suited to me and my requirements. Although I’d had the original so long...

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Cool Fabric Looks

08/10/12

Cool Fabric Looks

When someone remarks that you’re “looking hot”, it should be a compliment, but in the midst of a Florida summer, if it’s a reference to your rising body temperature or melting makeup, you might need some help keeping your cool by choosing your fabrics carefully.   Although there are some amazing high-tech, manmade fabrics for sports and active wear, in general, natural fibers are much more effective at keeping you cool in high temperatures.  Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber: Its versatility makes it as perfect for T-shirts and knits as it is for crisp, woven shirts. It also takes dye extremely well, so vibrant colors can be achieved as well as bright whites.  Linen – Nothing looks...

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