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NYC 4 IFB n FNO

So, I made the (last-minute) decision to pack up and head to NYC for the IFB Evolving Influence Conference, and figured I might as well stay for the Fashion's Night Out festivities. You know, to support the economy and such.I've been working on the new issue of the magazine seemingly non-stop for the past few weeks, so I could use a fun break...

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Dernier week-end

Last weekend, I: Indulged my cupcake craving I'd been feenin' for a mini-cake all week, and when we stopped at ForkHeartKnife for dinner, there was a plate of vanilla cupcakes right there at the front counter.  I picked the one with the most icing and started eating it before I even ordered dinner. Rode my bike 4.5 miles Saturday morning, I set out with the goal of making it to Northside and back. I...

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Shop for success

Yesterday, I stopped by the Dress for Success Cincinnati headquarters to learn more about what they do and how I could get involved. Because I think about myself way too much--it seems like such a waste not to do more for other people. The DFS Associate Director, Kelly--who was fabulous and obviously dedicated to helping the women in the program--gave me a personal tour of the operation and explained the suiting process (when clients come...

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My DIY photography lightbox

After doing research for the product photography how-to post over at StyleSampleMag.com, I decided to try my hand at building my own bootleg lightbox. It was pretty simple, and I had most of what I needed just laying around the house: 1. Find a box. Cut holes in it. I used scissors (an X-acto knife probably would have worked better) to cut out opposite sides of an old shipping box and a smaller "flip...

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Just call me Theo

Since last week, I: Wore the new AllSaints top I bought in the sale. I love wacky asymmetrical draping, but FriendBoy immediately said "You're wearing Theo's shirt!" It is now officially known as my Gordon Gartrell. Hit the Jodi Arnold event at The Limited. Due to underestimating traffic (I don't know how I did the rush hour thing every day), I missed the fashion show, but did manage to snag the tunic I wanted...

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Into the sunlight

This time of year, between, say 8:10 and 8:35-ish in the evening on a clear day, the sun turns everything a very lovely soft golden color--so I cajoled FriendBoy into taking some pictures.Forever21 tank, vintage skirt and belt, Ash shoes, bracelets from street vendorNote the skirt from the flowered Madea-wannabe set I picked up at the theater warehouse sale. I thought about shortening it, but I'm really enjoying it as a long skirt....

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Sew Good

I finished another project! I bought this satin brocade suit at one of my favorite thrift haunts last year, and realized I hadn't taken full advantage of it due to the ill-fitting skirt. In a rare fit of domesticity, I decided to take it in myself instead of spending another 11 months pretending I'd take it to the tailor "someday." Since I'm not clever enough to thread my sewing machine (the whole bobbin-catching-thread thing never...

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Current Obsessions: Friday the 13th

Lately, I've been amused and amazed by: CitID CitID is a ambitious project aiming to gain global consciousness by giving a (type)face to every city worldwide. Logo design + typography from an international perspective? Hell yes! Panoramic Daguerreotypes Fascinated by this 1848 daguerreotype (haven't seen those since high school art class) of the Cincinnati riverfront. There seem to have been an awful lot of clothing stores back then: The Cincinnati Clothing Store Exchange...

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