The History of Black Friday

The popular definition of the origin of  “Black Friday” is as follows: Eager shoppers would flood local shops and malls the day after Thanksgiving, and that surge in spending was enough to put retailers “in the black” for the year. Therefore, the day following Thanksgiving was dubbed “Black Friday,” and it became the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. There is however much more to the story, revealed in my interview with the Huffington Post:

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Blazer Advice on

In search of the perfect blazer this season? My best tips have been posted on

Here is one of my quotes:

“Buttons on a blazer are not just decorative closures, they can also contribute to a strong silhouette or help to balance proportions. With this in mind, note that, if a blazer has a low single-button closure, it can create a long slimming line, which creates length and height on the body (and is an excellent choice for petite sizes), while a six-button double-breasted shape “can help to fill out the top part of a body.”

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Feel Good Beauty on YouTube

I have spent my career helping women feel like the best versions of themselves. When it comes to feeling beautiful, I discovered that it is not about chasing trends, transforming yourself into an ideal, or even shifting one inch out of your comfort zone. It is all about identifying and magnifying the unique, individual and beautiful woman that you are!

Feel Good Beauty is a forum with top experts offering their best tips to inspire, enrich and empower each and every day.

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An Emmy Nomination

I want to share that I received an Emmy nomination for my costume design work for CBS’s The Young and the Restless. I’m so proud of my incredible team, and am absolutely thrilled to share the news with you!

Photo credit: Rose Callahan