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  • Here comes the ... wedding dress

    October 22, 2013 | 10:43 am

    The inspiration for Mor Kfir’s wedding gown design — lace interwoven with embroidered, braided threads and silk chiffon fabric — was the tragic bride possessed by a devilish dybbuk in the classic 1928 Yiddish play starring Hanna Rovina at Habima National Theater of Israel.

    For...

  • Weddings: Fabric of your (future) life

    By Elyse Glickman

    July 17, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    Weddings are unquestionably high-pressure situations, with budgets, guest lists and locations being hot-button issues. However, as real life and reality television attests (Exhibit A: “Say Yes to the Dress” on TLC network), there is nothing that can bring out a bridezilla quite...

  • The unconventional dress

    May 15, 2012 | 7:14 pm

    After Talya Ilovitz (née Strauss) got engaged, the hunt for a dress for her Orthodox wedding felt endless. She never imagined her best option would be a sleeveless white cocktail dress a few sizes too big. But after searching widely, every other possibility was either too expensive...

  • Vintage Stores and the big Dilemma…

    By Julia Bendis

    June 20, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    I absolutely love shopping at Vintage and Second-Hand shops.  The thrill of getting a one of a kind piece of jewelry or dress is indescribable!  Finding that beautiful 50’s dress that no one else has is one of the reasons I enjoy Thrift stores, another is the fact that I absolutely...

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  • Noshing in the Grass

    May 19, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    Take a bold chance this summer by ditching the frigid shopping malls for the natural breeze and oak-tree shade of a gorgeous outdoor picnic. Your al fresco dining guests will marvel at these bright summertime items that capture the fun of the season. And to help you actually locate...

  • Valentine’s Day Peep Show!

    By Julia Bendis

    February 14, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    I really don’t like Valentine’s Day!  I hate everything about it, the stupid, corny Hallmark cards, the over-priced flowers, the overcrowded restaurants, the need to out-do each other with pricey gifts, etc…  I am not saying that we shouldn’t show our love for the people in our...

  • Which came first: the building or the dress?

    By Morris Newman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A model at a Parisian fashion show sports an enormous collar that almost hides her head in an aureole of stiff, folded cloth. So stiff does the cloth appear, in fact, that it could almost be mistaken for concrete. Meanwhile, in Yokohama, Japan, architects have covered the ceiling of...
  • Wedding Gowns: A Long-term Commitment

    By Sally Lorensen Conant

    February 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    All brides have this much in common: They love their wedding day, and it always goes by much too quickly.

    Of course, there is little that you as a bride can do to make your wedding day last longer, but there are things you can do to make sure the beauty of your gown remains -- if...

  • Expert Tips Crack the Dress Code

    By Linda Bachmann

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Many wedding guests are often are as concerned as the bride and her attendants about what they will wear.

    Once upon a time, there were golden rules of wedding attire: Don't wear white -- it upstages the bride; and don't wear black -- too funereal. It was often a reliable pastel dress...

  • Create a Bridal Look That’s Made for You

    By Donna Gordon Blankinship

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The ornately beaded gown spent decades wrapped in a sheet from the time grandma was a bride until her granddaughter walked down the aisle.

    Both brides were beautiful and the dress was a focal point each time, thanks to the loving restoration work by dressmaker Camila Sigelmann, who...

  • You’re Fired!

    By Raphi Salem

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    From the beginning, even before it was famous, "The Apprentice," Donald Trump's reality TV show, had piqued my interest -- but not enough

    to make a standing engagement with my TV set whenever it was on.

    But then one Friday night I had Shabbat dinner with a few friends, and it...

  • Clothes Call

    By Michael Aushenker

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    There was a time when the retail clothing industry was thriving.

    "In the '80s, my customers spent almost 8 percent of their disposable income on clothing," said David Sacks, owner of Sacks SFO apparel stores.

    However, time and a change in consumer habits have eroded this reality....

  • My Very Own Chuppah

    By Carin Davis

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Hold onto your son's baby blanket. Don't give away your daughter's cheerleading uniform. If they hold precious memories and deep meanings, you may be able to recycle them -- as part of your child's chuppah.

    Chuppahs and ketubahs are long-standing Jewish wedding traditions. But Los...

  • Personal Shopper

    By J. D. Smith

    May 3, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    I had to buy a present for my sister recently. Shopping for women, if you don't happen to actually be a woman yourself, is a nightmare.

    I've noticed that when men go shopping for clothes, there is a sense of purposefulness about it. We're going to the store to buy something, some...

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