Fashion Friday: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Wrap Dress Turns 40

April 11, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The Wrap Dress, made iconic by designer Diane von Furstenberg, turns 40 this year—fitting perfectly with Women’s Voices’ mission of redefining life after 40.

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Radical Middle-Aged Cake Acceptance: A Modest Proposal

April 5, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

Is there a scientific name for this crazy cake phobia—the terror that strikes the hearts of otherwise sane and mature women when offered a delicious dessert?

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The World According to Weber: Don’t Hate Me, but I Hope It Rains on Sunday

April 5, 2014 by Nancy Weber

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By Nancy Weber

What a dream of a forecast! At last, a Sunday that will live up to its name, Weather Underground promised when I consulted it on Thursday. So why am I steaming? Why (oh, forgive me) am I hoping for just a wee drop of rain?

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Fashion Friday: The ‘Dee Hutton’ Collection, by Designer Nedenia Hutton Craig

April 4, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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The New York–based designer-to-watch Nedenia Hutton Craig recently unveiled the second collection of her DEE HUTTON [deehutton.com] line at the VERDURA jewelry showroom in New York City. The collection is billed as “an ode to old world craftsmanship and the intimate customer experience of sumptuous atelier salons.”

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Terrible Tuesday: You Should Have Stayed in Bed Today

April 1, 2014 by Nancy Weber

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Who can forget “Black Monday,” October 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones average plunged 508 points? But it’s the next day that financial insiders will always remember as the true nadir. . .

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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, Part 2: The Storm Over the Crater

March 30, 2014 by Emily Kelting

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By Emily Kelting

The trail became wider. We passed people coming down from the summit. “You’re close,” they said, their faces as blue/green as the glaciers.

We weren’t close.

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On the Kilimanjaro Crater’s Lip: What’s a 60-Year-Old Doing in a Place Like This?

March 29, 2014 by Emily Kelting

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By Emily Kelting

All hell broke loose. The moon and stars disappeared. The sky shook with thunder and lightning. A fierce wind kicked up. Snow fell sideways and froze onto our faces. We turned on our headlamps so that we could see in the dark. It’s a good think we couldn’t see the narrowness of the switchbacks we were negotiating.

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Fashion Friday: Five Fashion Women Of Note

March 28, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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This week, we share with you five incredible memoirs and biographies of fashion women of note whom we admire. There are many lessons to be gleaned from the way they lived their lives, both in and beyond the world of fashion.

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Undermining “Underpants Man,” the Tony Matelli Statue

March 22, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

Would it be okay for a real middle-aged dude to wander the campus of a women’s college in his undies? I sure as hell hope not. So what makes “Sleepwalker” acceptable?

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Fashion Friday: 5 Innovative TED Talks on Fashion

March 21, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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In the spirit of TED, for this week’s Fashion Friday we’ve curated five innovative TED Talks that center on style and fashion.

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Ro’s Recipes: Pappardelle and Sweet Peas for Spring

March 21, 2014 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

Peas, easily tossed with pasta and dressed with a floral, marjoram-flecked crème fraiche—a light, simple way to greet spring and bring sunshine back to the kitchen.

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Fashion Friday: Spring Reading

March 14, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change

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From the artistic creations of Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera to the classic homage to the little black dress, we’ve got your spring fashion reading covered.

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Are You a Handywoman? Take This Simple Test and See!

March 11, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

An actual quote from ” Not Your Mother’s Book on Home Improvement”: “I could whip up a funky, modern coffee table out of reclaimed wood and tricycle parts in a single afternoon. Bring on the power tools!”

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The ‘Sports Illustrated’ Swimsuit Issue: Lewd in the Library

March 3, 2014 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

The ‘Sports Illustrated’ swimsuit issue just came out, and all over America, librarians are flipping through its pages and rolling their eyes.

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Out of the Vortex, into the Sun: Long-Weekend Getaways for Midwesterners

February 28, 2014 by Karen Weiner Escalera

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By Karen Weiner Escalera

Splendid accommodations: Luxe warm-weather resorts a long-weekend’s distance from icy Minnesota.

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