Thursday, August 25, 2005

Who's Afraid of Minimalism? - New York Times


You could have fooled me that minimalism is back in fashion.

Be sure to scroll down to "Multimedia" and check out the narrated audio slide show!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Great sources for fashion styling


I've hesitated to editorialize about fashion because fashion is personal. Moreover, I'm on the other side of 40 and don't shop the trends.

Styling is key. If you want to shop the trends and wear them right, there are a few resouces that I recommend, some obvious and others that might surprise you (they surprised me).

Lucky is the best source for styling and deconstructing whole outfits.

While InStyle focuses on celebrity fashion, its Great at Any Age feature provides advice on how to wear a look in your 20s, 30s, and 40s. The looks created for women who are older than your age group won't look frumpy.

I've noted that the Wall Street Journal has expanded its lifestyle coverage to the point of launching a weekend edition and even a Wall Street Journal Weekend TV show on the Fine Living TV network. WSJ articles summarize the trends and how to wear them, analyze the market, and feature the expert views of people in the fashion industry about the durability of trends.

Another surprising source for styling is the fall Newport News catalogue. I had long thought that the Newport News catalogue was tawdry, but I am impressed how it's been redesigned as a "magalog" (magazine+catalog) featuring fashion trend reports, styling tips, and different color stories.

You'll find sites that link to Lucky, InStyle, The Wall Street Journal, and Newport News through a search of The Style Page. We have also added new content to our Fashion pages - don't forget to update your bookmarks!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

The Style Page updates its Beauty Pages


Check out nearly 30 new links for Cosmetics and 15 new links for Fragrances and shop our partners:,,, and

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

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The Soap Box Company is now listed on the Shopping page of The Style Page.

Monday, August 01, 2005

August 1, 2005: What's New in Beauty

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Crabtree wins Hilton toiletries contract - Crabtree & Evelyn wins contract to supply Hilton Hotels with La Source spa products. The collection will include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, mouthwash, shower cap, sewing kit, vanity kit, aqua brush with pumice, shoe mitt and shoe horn.

Elle McPherson to launch New Cosmetics Line - the Australian model will launch a line of cosmetics to be called "The Body" after her nickname.

Estee Lauder mulls YSL buy - Estee Lauder is contemplating the purchase of YSL Beauty from France's Pinault Printemps Redoute retail group (PPR owns La Redoute and the Printemps department store in Paris).

Japan's KAO to buy Molton Brown - Japan's top household products maker is buying British luxury consumer products maker Molton Brown. Molton Brown's products include bath, body, skin and hair care products, and cosmetics.

Gap to re-launch personal care range
- Gap will work with Inter Parfums to relaunch its fragrance and personal care products.  Inter Parfums markets a number of prestige fragrance and Diane von Furstenburg Beauty in addition to Aziza II and Intimate mass-market brands of cosmetics.

New Cosmetics Stores Open in the U.S. - Sweden's Make Up Store opens in Miami, while Korea's Missha opens in New York City.