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Suit Up to Celebrate 2012!

29 Dec

Why not mix it up this New Year’s Eve and trade in that LBD for a night-on-the-town worthy suit?  These sexy suits certainly won’t disappoint!

Note: Real life wear will most likely require a camisole! Or at least a HUGE statement necklace. Azzaro Spring 2012

Masquerade Ball Anyone?? Giles Spring 2012

This look definitely needs a different "do" - as in hair and a different shoe (this one feels a bit lack luster for NYE). Giles Spring 2012

How about adding a bright-colored clutch to this classic black look. Also...probably best to NOT show your mid-drift and crazy cleavage. John Richmond 2012

If you can't afford to run out and buy this Jean Paul Gaultier suit...how about adding a similar cape-like detail with a long piece of silk chiffon in the same tone as a suit you already own and love. Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012 RTW

Be a show-stopper in this electric blue get-up by Elie Saab!

Or...if you can't find a suit you absolutely love, how about pairing a fitted jacket or blazer with a fabulous party skirt. It looks great here on Hillary Rhoda, right? *Just be sure to pull it down lower on your hips, like her, so the jacket can show off your slim waist. Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2012

Happy Suiting!

All images courtesy of http://www.style.com

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China Daily – Are you kidding me?

29 Dec

In every issue of China Daily (the English paper here in Red China) there is a column entitled Language Tips.  I typically find it quite useful.  For example in the Better Chinese section of the column today, I learned how to say, “Don’t speak ill of others” (don’t we all need this reminder from time to time) and “Think before you speak.”   I think we can all agree that these are common helpful phrases.

It was actually today’s Better English section that threw me for a loop. It is seriously one of the oddest passages that I have read since moving to China (and that is saying a lot!).  I mean – of all of the buzzwords they could select…they picked this one.   Plus, they described it in such a Debby Downer way.   There is no doubt in my mind that there has been a rise in educated and talented women who choose to live life as they please – but is this really how it needed to be explained to non-native English speakers?

Excerpt from today’s China Daily (12.29.11)

LANGUAGE TIPS:  BETTER ENGLISH

Freemale

A freemale is a woman who opts for a single life, valuing friendships rather than pursuing extended romantic relationships.  Some freemales also choose to live childfree, choosing not to have children for a variety of reasons, while others decide to become single mothers.

There are a variety of reasons to choose to live as a single woman, including a desire for an unencumbered lifestyle, the rising divorce rate and an inclination for asexuality.  The freemale demographic is very intriguing from a real estate perspective.  Single women are putting pressure on housing markets to provide homes that are comfortable for single women living alone.

 

I mean is there truly “an inclination for asexuality”.  I find this hilarious.  Please send me your thoughts…

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