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Have Your Way With Gray

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 10.28.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

Unlike black or brown, gray has a warmth and coziness, even at its chicest, and we can't think of a color it won't complement. Which means the brights, pastels and autumnal toned pieces in your closet will have a new companion.

Barbra Streisand And Me

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 09.13.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

When I read that Barbra Streisand's new album comes out on August 26th and she's going on tour at age 74, I just had to pay tribute. Not because I am such a fan of her music--I am in awe of her voice, just not her repertoire. But I am a huge fan of her: her fearlessness, her humor, her originality, her style.

Four Ways To Wake Up Your Work Wardrobe

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

Do you ever feel like you are in a bit of a rut when it comes to getting dressed for work? Sure it's great to have a uniform that's fast and reliable....

Whip Your Wardrobe Into Shape

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

When you look in your closet, you probably see a crush of clothes: some things that are old, some that are new, some you wear constantly and, some, al...

Falling Hard For Autumn Colors

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

It's been a loooong summer but now, finally, Fall is at hand. We're hardwired, when temps cool, to change our palette accordingly. Earth tones and wa...

Fleurs Noires - Embrace Your Dark Side

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

Ease your way into autumn--by wearing florals in jewel- or neutral-tones on a black background. The effect: neo-Gothic/Victorian, Penny Dreadful-type ...

The Irresistible Pull of Darkly Romantic Lace

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

It almost seems like lace is interwoven in our lives. This most delicate of fabrics, first appearing in the portraits of Italian Renaissance beauties,...

Find Your Animal Attraction

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 08.22.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

Animal prints -- chic, fresh and understated? Yes, you heard us. The growl of the predator female is simply not the point. The new way to wear these prints, whether they're leopard, snake or cheetah, is not to go for naughty but for nice.

Why You Should Pick Pink

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 08.19.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

For warmer-toned complexions, go for the stronger shades, even the one and only hot pink. Check out the Milly one-shoulder top in rose or the Elie Tahari willow-pleated silk blouse in a bright shade.

How To Pick A Handbag Like A Husband

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 08.19.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

Choosing an investment bag is a little like choosing a husband. You may be overwhelmingly attracted to the most gorgeous, flamboyant one -- but so will a lot of other women -- and that kind of passion tends to cool off quickly.

How To Look Like A Long, Tall Drink Of Water

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 08.17.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

I recently read an interview with actress Allison Janney in the New York Times Magazine. Aside from admiring her acting skills and comic chops, I am ...

In Praise Of A White Shirt

Cindy Weber-Cleary | Posted 08.08.2016 | Style
Cindy Weber-Cleary

While of course they never go out of style, white shirts have rarely been quite as must-have as now. A perfect choice for this transitional time of year, the white shirts we love most are both feminine and modern.

What to Buy (and Skip) in May

NerdWallet | Posted 04.25.2016 | HuffPost Home

We recommended holding off on major household purchases until May. That's because Memorial Day is a great time to buy indoor furniture, patio furniture and even mattresses at discounted prices.

Project Runway's Helen Castillo and Her No-Frills Take on Fashion

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.06.2016 | Style
Lauren Kruczyk

Recently, Helen Castillo of "Project Runway All Stars" visited Houston for the Vanity event at Henke and Pillot--a fashion event featuring local models, a cocktail hour, live entertainment, giveaways and a runway show viewing with designers.

The Quest for Asia's Next Manufacturing Miracle

Sabina Dewan | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
Sabina Dewan

Countries should encourage the development of large, legitimate trade unions that truly represent workers' interests and engage productively with employers, rather than stamping out strikes in the fear that they will drive away business.

The Class of 2013: Being The Difference

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Eduardo Balarezo

This past July, I landed at Baltra's Galapagos airport with an unusual level of anticipation. I go to the Galapagos every quarter but this time it wa...

The Two Steps to Building a Billion Dollar Brand

Lili Balfour | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

Why do some brands achieve astronomical success while comparable brands fade into oblivion? The answer lies in the consumers' hearts and minds. Winn...

Accountability for the Bangladesh Building Collapse: Blame Game or Real Change?

Beth English | Posted 06.26.2013 | World
Beth English

If history is any guide, progress on workplace standards in Bangladesh and in other developing countries will be difficult to achieve and slow in coming.

Dave Jamieson

Unions To 'Unionmade' Apparel Maker: You're Fakers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business

The leading federation for organized labor has sent a stern cease-and-desist letter to "Unionmade," the trendy apparel maker whose products, it turns ...

The Sweep of an Elegant Toe: Comme il faut, Buenos Aires

Terence Clarke | Posted 11.28.2011 | Style
Terence Clarke

Alicia Muñiz and Raquel Coltrinari are the owners of Comme il Faut, an eight year-old Buenos Aires company specializing in the design and manufacture of extremely elegant women's shoes, and they are defying the historical tide.

What Not to Wear!

Mattias Wallander | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

While we can make good and responsible choices as consumers, we should also be aware of what the brands we consume are up to while producing the items we buy. While recycling textiles is important, their production is also an important environmental issue.

Janell Ross

Corporate Silence: Brands Profess Ignorance Of Alleged Worker Abuses at Overseas Factories | Janell Ross | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

A month after a prominent human rights group accused major American brands of purchasing clothing from a factory in Jordan that systematically abuses ...

Fashion-ABLE Haiti

Evie Evangelou | Posted 09.06.2011 | Impact
Evie Evangelou

View image Italy, the country of the Mecca of the Milano Prêt-a-porter has become the launching ground for Fashion-ABLE Haiti, an initiative of the ...

So Out, It's In: The Anti-"It" Bag

Lindsay Mannering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lindsay Mannering

Considering the recent economic downturn, it may be time to give up on "it" bags. The seasonal crop of trendy bags from luxury labels like YSL, Marc ...

Schwarzenegger's Teenage Son Starts Business with Charitable Focus

Ayo Adeyeye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ayo Adeyeye

Doing business and philanthropy with style. That's the idea behind Project360, a clothing and accessories retail business founded by high school student Patrick Schwarzenegger and two friends.