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Mary Hall
Mary Hall is author of The Recessionista® Blog,which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 120 countries. She started The Recessionista in 2008, addressing the issue of trying to survive the economic downturn, while still living well. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine and The Huffington Post, Headline News, ABC News & NBC News Los Angeles. As a marketing manager for technology products, Ms. Hall is at the forefront of Web technologies and social networking sites. Mary has won many awards for e-marketing and her work marketing software, hardware and Internet technology solutions.
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Entries by Mary Hall

Weed the People Movie Looks at Children, Cancer and Cannabis Medicine

(6) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 3:07 PM

What would you do if your child had a disease or condition that mainstream medicine couldn't cure? What if you found a medicine that could help your child, but it wasn't legal or commonly accepted as mainstream medicine? Would you break the...
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An Interview With Designer Sue Wong On Her New "Edwardian Romance" Collection

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Designer Sue Wong poses alongside a model wearing a dress from her "Edwardian Romance" collection. (image via Sue Wong on Facebook.)

Designer Sue Wong will show her new collection for Fall 2014 this week in an invitation only...

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New York Fashion Week: Desigual Puts on a Joyous Spring 2014 Show

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 2:13 PM

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Desigual opened with a black & print white shift dress for Spring 2014 (photo. M. Hall)

Spanish label Desigual showed their Spring/Summer 2014 collection today at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.  While most New York Fashion Week shows...

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An Interview With Oscar-Winning Costume Designer Jacqueline Durran

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 8:25 AM

Costume designer Jacqueline Durran just won an Oscar for her work on the film Anna Karenina. Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Ms. Durran about her work on Anna Karenina and her collaboration with the film's director, Joe Wright. For this version of Anna Karenina, the decision was made...

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London Fashion Week: Burberry Shows Corsets and Capes for Spring 2013

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 2:38 AM

Pictured: The Burberry Spring 2013 collection mixes traditional Burberry styles with  rock star flash (images...
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London Fashion Week: Meadham Kirchhoff Bring Back Baroque Style for Spring 2013

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 6:56 PM

Pictured: The fantastic runway set at the Meadham Kirchhoff SS 2013 show (photo: M....
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London Fashion Week: Lulu Guinness Collaborates with Disney on Minnie Mouse Handbags

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2012 | 7:08 AM

Pictured: Lulu Guinness Mickey Mouse bags announced at LFW (images courtesy of Lulu Guinness)
Whimsical handbag designer Lulu Guinness announced a...
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London Fashion Week: Topshop Shows a Mature, Chic Collection to an Audience of Millions

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2012 | 5:51 PM

Pictured: The Runway Looks at Today's Topshop Show from London Fashion Week (photo: M....
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New York Fashion Week: Diane Von Furstenberg Debuts Google Glasses on the Runway

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 7:38 PM

Pictured: Ms. Von Furstenberg wearing her Google Glasses at NYFW today (photo: M. Hall  via livestream)

If you attended the Spring 2013 Diane...

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New York Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman Spring 2013 Takes on the Tropics

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 1:44 AM

Pictured: My favorite look from designer Mara Hoffman  Spring 2013 
(Photo Credit: Randy Brooke)
If you're looking to personify cool...
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New York Fashion Week: Tracy Reese's Colorful Departure

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2012 | 1:08 AM

Pictured: A bright lapis blue Tracy Reese  dress from her Spring 2013 collection (photo: M. Hall via livestream.)
Hot off her...
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New York Fashion Week: Donna Karan Spring 2013 Reflections of New York Style

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2012 | 11:44 PM

Pictured: One of the DKNY Spring 2013 White Dresses (image courtesy of DKNY)
If you've attended any of Donna Karan's fashion...
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New York Fashion Week: Rebecca Taylor Shows Relaxed Refinement for Spring 2013

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2012 | 12:54 AM

Pictured: Rebecca Taylor's casual soft blue wrap top & white pants  for SS 2013 


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Harmonic Convergence: Social Media Meets TV with the Launch of Gravity Summit TV

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2012 | 2:59 PM

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According to recent research, TV viewers are now combining their...

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Chef Hora Fires Up Engine Co. No. 28 in Downtown Los Angeles

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 10:09 AM

Pictured: Inside Engine Co. No. 28, a 1912 Firehouse turned restaurant (photo: M. Hall)

What do you get when...

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Technology and Fashion Meet to Bring the World of Jean Paul Gaultier to Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 12:02 PM

Pictured: A talking, multimedia version of Gaultier greets visitors to the DeYoung Museum exhibit. (photo: M. Hall)

Two weeks ago, I...
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"Gateway to Big Sur" Promises a Special Night of Food and Wine

(1) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Pictured: The perfect combination, Pinot Noir and Big Sur (photo: M. Hall)

When you...

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Book Review: Five Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking

(1) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 2:29 PM

Like many people, I love to eat but I'm always looking for ways to eat well but stay on a healthy diet.  Camilla V. Saulsbury's book Five Steps to Healthy Cooking...
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A Story of Resilience: Silent Film Star Baby Peggy Returns to Tell Her Story

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 3:55 PM

Pictured: Diana Serra Cary onstage at TCM film fest with Leonard Maltin (Photo courtesy of TCM Film Festival 2012 )

A famous child star whose father is reported to takes his or her earnings -- it's a familiar story and if...

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BritWeek 2012: Designer Christopher Guy and Milliner Philip Treacy Highlight British Style

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 11:59 AM

Pictured: Lady Kinvara Balfour wearing a hat specially designed...
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