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Haute Topic

10 Valentines Day gifts that show style 10 Valentines Day gifts that show style

Valentines Day is a time to remember your sweetheart, and you don’t have... 

GoSmile’s easier, cheaper way to whiter teeth GoSmile’s easier, cheaper way to whiter teeth

It’s amazing how fast technology evolves, particularly in the booming anti-aging... 

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Scentsational

Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is passionate, refined Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is passionate, refined

Last fall, when menswear designer Tom Ford turned out his third fragrance for men,... 

Jo Malone’s Vanilla & Anise fresh and exotic Jo Malone’s Vanilla & Anise fresh and exotic

Thanks to so-called reality TV shows, all many people will ever know about Madagascar... 

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Say What?

Tiger’s attire for press statement a hole-in-one Tiger’s attire for press statement a hole-in-one

While time will tell if Tiger Woods’ public statement regarding his adultery was convincing, the disgraced king of golf made excellent fashion choices when he finally faced the public Friday. Woods, 34, needed to hit the right note sartorially as well as rhetorically for the occasion, the first time he has allowed the public to see him since he... [Read more of this review]

Finally, shoes uglier than original Crocs Finally, shoes uglier than original Crocs

Serious singers know that sometimes they have to make the face real ugly to create the best sound. Just ask super-talents like Jennifer Holliday and Rachelle Ferrell. Well, there’s a similar strain of thought in the world of revolutionary footwear manufacturers - that a shoe not only must perform heads and shoulders above the competitors, but... [Read more of this review]

What Sammy Sosa’s skin says about us all What Sammy Sosa’s skin says about us all

The dramatically lighter skin that baseball great Sammy Sosa has purchased for himself is now a source of controversy. Sports commentator and former basketball star-Charles Barkley has clowned Sosa on camera, going so far as to have a makeup artist apply pale cosmetics to his laughing face while ribbing Sosa to knock off whatever he’s doing that... [Read more of this review]

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In the Know

Great sportswear advice in new Nordstrom men’s style book Great sportswear advice in new Nordstrom men’s style book

Quick, guys: What’s the difference between a woven sport shirt and a knit one, and which is the better choice to wear to a football game? Okay, that double-barreled style riddle probably wasn’t fair because most men don’t know and may not even care. After all, we live in a time when casual equals thoughtless sloppiness for the majority of American men. But it’s... (more)

Rockport’s ‘Lexington’ bridges boot, sneaker Rockport’s ‘Lexington’ bridges boot, sneaker

More men are discovering what some of us fellows have known for years - that a hip wardrobe is incomplete without at least one pair of boots. We’re not talking about brogans, Timbs, Wellies, or even cowboy boots, all of which have a place in the well dressed man’s closet. We’re referring to fashion boots. The kind that can go with jeans or a suit. The... (more)

Michelle Obama style book great for collectors Michelle Obama style book great for collectors

However you feel about Michelle Obama’s sense of style, her influence on fashion is undeniable. Along with breaking racial barriers as the first black first lady of the United States, she has broken fashion rules and protocols and is writing her own. Mary Tomer So after nearly a year in the White House and twice as long in the public eye during the 2008 presidential... (more)

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Summer Blues debut a hit in Pittsburgh

A dazzling array of blue fashion was on display at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts on Aug. 22 as 100 guests attended the first annual Summer Blues ~ An Oasis of High Style. After mingling among art exhibits and devouring delicious butlered bites served by Tallulah's, beaming guests adjourned to the grand patio and enjoyed a six-model runway show featuring jaw-dropping ensembles from Lintons, Patricia Boutique, and MODA specialty stores. The Uzel Finney Scholarship Fund of Macedonia Church of Pittsburgh was the benefiting charity. Hosted by LaMont Jones and presented by TheStyleArbiter.com and Styles By Fredrick LaMont, the event will add new cities beginning in 2010. View more pictures from the fabulous affair on the Styles By Fredrick LaMont page.