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2017: Gold Decadence

2017: Gold Decadence

While the Ramallah catwalks are embracing the recycled look with duds made from old newspapers...

Memory Lane Monday: Lagerfeld on Merkel

Memory Lane Monday: Lagerfeld on Merkel

The Outraged Class has forgotten about Donna Karan’s tips on risqué fashion, in favor of putting...

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Since our PD Book Club pick for the this month is To Kill a Mocking Bird, our staff felt that we...

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

In the off chance you were lamenting last year’s Brexit Vote, just know that Britain’s leaving in...

With Love From Bulgaria

With Love From Bulgaria

Sure, Zimbabwe’s in the middle of a military coup-non-coup, but have you checked your mail...

Volume 1: Classic Not Fad Fashion

Westward Ho, Looks for the Warmer Months

The secret to style is classic fashion, not fad fashion. The following should get you through both the Spring and Summer seasons ever year till Armageddon. (Writing Armageddon as if that’s a long way away, not Nov. 6th, 2012.)

Let’s start with the Volume 1: The Wild West. Old Americana, clean, functional.Westward ho!

With the Western look you’ll see lots of darker brown leather, turquoise accents, and a little rough n’ tumble flannel.

Some things to keep in mind though are:

Button down shirts should always be ¾ length, or rolled mid-way. Short sleeve button downs are a no-go.

Stay away from blue flannels are they can appear more Rugby collegiate than Western.

Solid colors are a big part of the look, with only light scatters of floral and Navajo graphics. You’ll find a lot of whites, crèmes, and lace.

Be sure to check your jewelry each season, as sizes will fluctuate. Some years you can get by with a major leather wrap bracelet, other seasons you’ll want to go for a more minimal silver band.

A Conscious Disaster

Another H&M Conscious Collection is here, and despite the extra ticker tape parades and celebrity promotions, it’s a major let down.

This season’s collection was supposed to be breaking new ground by adding a few red carpet ready looks, for the rag-hag-on-the-go consumer, but unfortunately the looks are a bit too dynasty than devastating. The big pull of the Conscious Collection is supposed to be the repurposed materials they use to make the line. Repurposed is one thing, but we at PD think they took the recycling a bit too seriously.

Look 1: Old Lady ChicYikes, a look straight from Dallas.

Come on, what is this? What color is this even? Denture cream green? The cut, the beading, the ridiculous mid-slit, it all must be some sick joke. Does this not look like something you would have seen on Dallas?

The Miracle Mask

Amazing aspirin.Asking for some Aspirin?

Guess what? If you’ve got two tablets of aspirin and a smig of water, you’ve got yourself one hell of a face mask.

Process: Palm two tablets of aspirin, and place under the water faucet for a nano-second, just enough to gently splash the tablets. Then rub the aspirin until it turns into a chalky like paste. Smear on your beautiful face. Put 5 minutes on the clock, and then rinse. Done.

Your Secret Weapon to Summer Colds: The Vapor Stick

Prone to Spring colds? Toss this in your bag!The Janecka Collection's Vapor Stick.

Spring in the Northern Hemisphere is a celebrated time of year. Birds chirp, lambs frolic, and colds and allergies rule the day.

The Janecka Collection from Jemez Springs has developed PD’s go to cure: The Vapor Stick.

EPIC Fashion Fails Volume 1

No Room for Mixed Emotions Here, EPIC Fashion FailsMixed prints.

Each Spring and Summer, it happens. Stylists and retailers alike thrash about over which print is the print, which color is the color, and where exactly will the masses be willing purchase their hems.

As usual, all of their so-called schooled solutions miss the mark. Why they have failed to grasp that style is classic and not a slap-on bracelet trend is for another article, jointly written by a priest and psychologist.

Make Your Addiction Work for You

Coffee morning. Beautiful skin evening.Make Your Coffee Addiction Work for You

In the world of expensive llama sperm laced face creams, $20 scrubs, and “8.2%” unemployment rates, ladies have been looking for more economical clever options when it comes to caring for themselves.

Thus enter Colombia’s best kept beauty secret: Coffee Grounds.


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