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PERSONal Style

by Cross Woodfield


You know those lazy daisy days of summer, filled to the brim with Gilmore Girls, nectarines, and the endless search for new fashion inspiration?


Well Scott Schuman’s cup doth overfloweth.  The pictures I most adore on his beloved blog, “The Sartorialist” (, are the ones that seem the most un-fashiony.  They’re the ones that many would look at and say, “That’s fashion?” the same way many would look at a Jackson Pollock and say, “That’s art?”


Well, that got me thinking.  Does personal style mean you always think about what you wear, or does it mean you always look good despite whether you think about it or not.  I think true personal style embodies the latter, and I think the two women above are golden proof:  I’ve a crazy feeling that if you told them they looked wonderful, they’d look at you like you were totally nuts.  They’d tell you you caught them on an awful day, on the way to the supermarket, on the morning after a long night…which makes me think that personal style is not something that can be bought and it is definitely not something that can be put on pause.


It is some people’s natural expressions of their entire lives, of their doings and seeings and beings.  I feel like I know these two very different women because what they wear is emotive.  And whether or not they know it, they are revealing a lot about themselves.


That’s PERSONAL style.


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No Malfunctions for E! Host

by Tami Chase

Apparently E! host Giuliana Rancic read my previous post, there were no wardrobe malfunctions for her.  According to the September 15, 2008 edition of InTouch magazine when asked what her red carpet secret was she said “Tape.”  I think she needs to share some with Golden Brooks, with Hollywood Fashion Tape at $7.50 for 36 double-stick strips with a take-away tin how can you go wrong!

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The Bare Minimum


Have ya’ll heard of Hollywood Fashion Tape?  I’m not from Texas, but “bear with me” here, no pun intended.  Maybe being out here just miles from Hollywood is the reason I know about it (even though they are based out of Minneapolis), or maybe it is because my step-daughter used about a whole package to keep her dress up at prom.  I actually had the privilege of meeting Jane Dailey, who is a co-owner of Hollywood Fashion Tape with Marni Bumstead, at the International Esthetics show this summer in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Of course she picked up some of our SweetSpot Labs® products while she was there and I gave her kudos for helping keeping my daughters dress on at prom, which she was happy to hear. 


You would have to never pick up a magazine (they have been in over 135 over the past 5 years) or ever go to a beauty supply to NOT know about this product.  I am going to venture a guess and say at some point they must have been in celebrity gift bags even.  So my dilemma in this whole story is how can someone in Hollywood, not know about this neat little invention?  It even has Hollywood in the name!  Are clothes merely so celebrity types don’t get tickets for indecent exposure?  Take for instance Golden Brook’s pictured above.  TMZ posted a video the other day where her dress was so breezy she couldn’t tell she really was actually out IN the breeze.  I am going to vote her into the SweetTalk Blog of Fame for the most likely to need fashion tape again.  We wish you well Golden and may all your days not be breezy days!

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Olympics in Review

by Cross Woodfield


So what did y’all think of the Olympics this year?  I feel like they were on performance-enhancing drugs…not the athletes, just the Olympics themselves. 


Like in the opening ceremony, the performers kind of looked like robots on speed a little bit.  And the vibes in the stadium, it seemed, were less everyone’s-a-winner-in-Beijing and more 1984-by-George-Orwell, if you know what I mean.


And I don’t mean to be critical, really, but certain things about the Olympics just need to be updated…like the gymnasts maybe should sacrifice their peeled-on sparkly leotards (they better be using SweetSpot!) for See by Chloé jumper.


Maybe they could consider giving up their Claire’s plastic hairclips and neon cotton scrunchies for messy yet styed and secure sexy low buns, with lovely headbands to keep the bangs out of their faces. 


Since when are the Olympics exempt from basic fashion laws?  Huh?


I don’t know, what do you think?  Do the Olympics look too Olympian for their own good?


Also, do you think the gymnasts should update their look, or should we just leave them alone?  After all, anyone can throw on a pair of crocheted boot shorts, but not everyone can hang like Nastia Liukin.

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