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Remember Rene Russo’s revealing black dress in the Thomas Crown Affair? I bet I hit reverse a dozen times—every time I watch this film—to take another look at her clothes. I still want everything Russo wore… plus her body… her hair… to have sizzling sex with Pierce Brosnan… Without a doubt Rene Russo’s onscreen character, Catherine Banning, is one of my top fashion icons.

While most of us have fashion icons, how many of us actually use them as our own style and beauty guides?

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Photographs by Jennifer Denton, ©1010ParkPlace 2018
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Hello Girlfriends! I hope you and your families are safe from mudslides and this brutal winter weather. Another cold front is blowing through my courtyard. Annie and Lulu are hilarious, running around in circles, one after the other, chasing piles of swirling leaves.

Today I want to share my favorite outfit: black pants and a white shirt. You can never go wrong wearing black and white! It’s classic and sharp.

You can dress it up or dress it down, and it lends itself to a wide range of accessories in different colors.

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“Baby It’s Cold Outside… ” This past week living in the Northeast has been a bit chilly so I finally broke out my favorite wintertime piece – a cozy, cable-knit sweater. Pair an ultra feminine piece, like this vintage satin slip, with your favorite chunky cable knit sweater and a pair of cowboy boots. It’s the perfect marriage of boy meets girl.

The iconic cable knit is a wardrobe essential, very functional (so warm), but at the same time very chic.

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Paris and New York have long been considered the fashion capitals of the world, but after my trip to Italy, I had to add Florence to my list. Starting with the Medici’s, centuries of Florentine women have left their imprint on jewelry, fashion and footwear. Today’s women of Florence buy the best they can afford and keep their clothes. As a result they pair decades of carefully curated closets, together with new laser cut handbags and the latest shoes. Incase you missed my post, FASHIONABLE ITALIAN WOMEN OVER 50, here’s a look at what they were wearing when I was there.

Chic Florentine women need look no further for inspiration than Ferragamo’s flagship boutique and museum.

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Darlings, By the time I’ve iced the last gingerbread cookie, wrapped the last gift and signed my last greeting card, I’m cooked! I have what’s called “holiday fatigue.” It’s that exhausted feeling you get this time of year when even Bing Crosby’s “Mele Kalikimaka” can’t revive you. Of course I still have holiday parties to attend, and the last thing I want to do is figure out what I’m going to wear!

I have a solution that will have you feeling comfy and looking sensational.

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF BRENDA COFFEE BY JENNIFER DENTON ©1010PARKPLACE, INC. 2017
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How do you go from wanting something warm to wear on an airplane flight to starting a business that makes well-priced, pure cashmere wraps which don’t pill AND helps support girls in China who want an education?

Meet Amy Cooper and her fabulous Red Twist wraps. I haven’t taken mine off since she sent me this gorgeous charcoal sweater wrap I’m wearing in these photographs!

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Saturday I drove by the mall, thinking I’d do some Christmas shopping only to discover everybody else had the same idea. Instead I headed home, curled up on the couch and shopped from my laptop.

Regardless of your budget or whether you’re buying for teens, hubby, friends or Uncle Alfred, here are some gifts that will make them smile.

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Add a little “Jingle” to your wardrobe during the holidays. What do I mean by “Jingle?” How about something like glittery shoes or a sequined skirt? What about a gold lamé gown or green velvet palazzo pants or a shimmery red dress? Or sparkly earrings and black evening gloves? Or a silver metallic clutch? Even a vintage fur stole! I believe that you define your own “Jingle.”

The holidays are a great opportunity to take some style risks and bring your “Jingle” out.

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Since 1983, when he launched his first Cable bracelet, the twisted helix has been David Yurman’s signature design. This month Rizzoli published Yurman’s first book, a gorgeous coffee table retrospective of his work. Recently Neiman Marcus invited me to interview him.

The first thing David Yurman said when I walked in the room was, “Who made your necklace? It’s like my early, direct weld necklace!”

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Well my fellow fashionistas, I am bound and determined not to let the holiday frenzy get to me or my wardrobe. I want an easy look that’s put together and fab. A look that goes from running around town to lunch with the girls.

Lately we’ve been talking a lot about the way American women dress as opposed to our European counterparts. European women have always dressed in a way that’s luxe without being too precious, but effortlessly chic. It got me thinking… What is an American style that’s uniquely ours?

I always think of Ralph Lauren when I think of American style.

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