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  • Fashion + Style

    Surviving Your High School Reunion

    This weekend I’m headed to the tropical metropolis of Minneapolis, Minn., for my dreaded 10th year high school reunion.  Why do I dread my reunion? Because I went to school with some very evil children. Think Children of the Corn in GAP jeans. So in order to get through it, I came up with answers [...] Read More

    September 16, 2004 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Where Has All The Pants Lining Gone?

    I refuse to pay $100 bucks for a pair a pants without lining. Lining, the cheap satin-like material that lines your garments giving them additional weight and drape, costs less than $1 per pair including labor. To not put lining in a pair of pants, especially a pair that costs over $100, is ridiculous and [...] Read More

    September 14, 2004 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Celebrity Fashion: Airbrushed Models

    What you see on the covers of the favorite magazines have been airbrushed, shaped, etc. I betcha you didn’t know that they can even add make-up and can take off several pounds (Queen Latifah on the cover of Uptown Magazine…hello) all with the click of a button.  That is one reason why I encourage everybody [...] Read More

    September 12, 2004 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    New York City Fashion Week: The Rise of Goodie Bag

    source This week is fashion week in NYC and the Budget Fashionista and gang is spread out all over the city—scooping out the latest fashions for Spring/Summer ‘05. As much as I like fashion shows, there is only one reason to go . . . the goodie bags. For those of you who don’t know,a [...] Read More

    September 9, 2004 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    How NOT to Wear Low-Rise Pants

    Plumber’s crack is not sexy—whether it be on a 300 lb. man or a 100 lb. woman. So why is everyone rushing out to buy a pair of low-rise jeans? Yes J.Lo wears them (they are, like, taped to her butt) but that doesn’t mean that Susie Q, a 35-year-old mother of three in Peoria, [...] Read More

    September 8, 2004 by TBF