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Forever Chic Style - Fashion Trends of 2012

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Forever Chic Style aptly names 2012  "The Year of the Lady"  in fashion.  Apparel was simple, classic yet approachable, fun and stylish, while gracing magazines, social media and the lavish Hollywood award television shows.  Here are the hot picks for 2012:


I. The Scintillating Sheath Dress:  The sheath frock enhanced the figures of many from Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, First Lady Michelle Obama, to talk show hosts and Hollywood celebrities in 2012.  This simple dress combined with red lips, pumps, nylons - yes - nylons, and pearls evokes fashion icon's of the past.  Namely, Audrey Hepburn, so refined, so simple and so completely unforgettable.

II. The Ladylike Suiting Phenomenon:  The suit is authoritative, feminine and key ingredients in a woman's closet.  The suit can be worn together or separately.  Again, glorious Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge stole the show draped in eye beholding suiting all year long.  The perfect solution to appearing formidable…

Les Miserables (2012): Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

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Les Miserables (The Miserable, The Wretched) opens vividly and grandly, in the year of 1815, in France, with Hugh Jackman, Jean Valjean, a gaunt and emancipated prisoner straining on ropes in violent water with several dozen men singing together on a massive prison ship.  The camera shifts upwards to the impressive Russell Crowe, Inspector Javert, and ultimately Valjean's law enforcer.  The set is expansive, filled with named actors promising to be an explosive drama for fans of the novel and Broadway play, Les Miserables. Yet, somehow the strained singsong by these famed thespians does not capture the gut wrenching emotion that audiences have come to know. 

Les Miserables is a beloved story, by Victor Hugo, which follows the lives and interactions of several characters, primarily focusing on the life of Jean Valjean.  The novel is about love, law, redemption's and revolution in the 19th- century France.

The one shining onscreen momentis Anne Hathaway, playing Fantine, as th…

Merry Christmas 2012

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Christmas time is here.....

The Christmas tree is lit, presents unwrapped, cocoa in hand with warmth all around. 

Wishing everyone a very fashionable and Forever Chic Style - Merry Christmas with family and friends!

A little Holiday fashion.....and a quote from THE fashion icon - Audrey Hepburn! 


Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

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The Perfect Movie Recipe
Mix an incredible script with the following ingredients:  bipolar disorder, mandatory pills, the perfect ensemble cast, recently released man from a mental institution, dysfunctional intense woman, football, running, obsessive compulsive disorder father, dancing with the stars and love.  Shake it all up and presto - a serious, yet witty, hilarious, laugh out loud and warm hearted film to be seen over and over again.

Bradley Cooper, Pat Solitano, after spending time in a mental institution, returns home to live with his parents,  Robert De Niro, Pat Sr., and Jacki Weaver, Dolores.  The movie opens with Pat leaving the mental institution on a mission to get back together with his estranged ex-wife.   His parents are rather concerned about this dilemma.  Pat Sr., loves football, Pat Jr. loves to run and finds himself purposely jogging into an old friend connected to his estranged wife.  His friends wife, Julia Stiles, Veronica, is an over the top control freak wh…

Lincoln (2012): Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field

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Lincoln is a masterpiece film about President Abraham Lincoln's final months of presidency during the second term.  The year is January 1865, and the war rages on between the Confederate Army,  comprised of 11 southern slave states, and the Northern Union states. 

Plus - Movie Created Need to Refresh Memory of the Civil War: Civil War Background - not explained in the film- sets the stage for understanding Lincoln's primary objectives.   The 11 southern states mission was to separate from the United States and become the Confederate States of America.  Thus, ensued an ugly war between cousin versus cousin and brother versus brother killing 600K by 1865. Think of Gone with the Wind, the novel and the infamous movie.   Lincoln in the second term of his Presidency must end the war.  The creation of the 13th Amendment was to end slavery.   The passage of the 13th Amendment was paramount in ending the horrors of bondage and keeping the United States united.  If Lincoln, ended the w…