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Omnichannel Retail Guide to Help Bricks and Mortar Retailers Rise to Online Challenge

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Cambridge, England–To help bricks-and-mortar retailers rise to the online challenge, leading FACT-Finder has published an e-book detailing five key steps to blending digital and physical sales channels most effectively. The Omnichannel Playbook – 5 Steps to Digitally Linked Retailing states that the “future belongs to those who combine online and offline sales …

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Self-Help Book: 10 Easy Hints to Help Women Move Beyond “Surface” Networking

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Santa Barbara, CA—If you want to join the women-helping-women movement, you’re already looking for opportunities to make deeper, more meaningful connections, support each other, and make the world a better place. But just going to a trade show or fundraiser or team meeting isn’t enough. You have to know what …

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Book of the Month: Tarina Tarantino’s “The Sparkle Factory”

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Los Angeles—Tarina Tarantino’s penchant for whimsy has always come across in her playful, vibrant jewelry designs. Now she offers a behind-the-scenes experience in her book “THE SPARKLE FACTORY: The Design and Craft of Tarina’s Fashion Jewelry and Accessories,” (August 2013; Running Press; Paperback with Flaps; 272 pages; $23). Growing up, …

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LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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The Little Black dress, Fashion Coffee Table Book, Andre Leon Talley, Audrey Hepburn
The Little Black dress, Fashion Coffee Table Book, Andre Leon Talley, Audrey Hepburn
The Little Black dress, Fashion Coffee Table Book, Andre Leon Talley, Audrey Hepburn
The Little Black dress, Fashion Coffee Table Book, Andre Leon Talley, Audrey Hepburn
The Little Black dress, Fashion Coffee Table Book, Andre Leon Talley, Audrey Hepburn
Photography by Adam Kuehl

The image of Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy for Breakfast at Tiffany’s always springs to mind when I think about “The Little Black Dress.” Fashion Guru, and American Vogue’s former editor-at-large, André Leon Talley dazzles us with his new book. Think pretty coffee table book chock full of fashionable photography. Photography focused on the iconic LBD. This book hits shelves April 2nd.
I was lucky enough to get a preview beforehand.

A timeless and essential piece in every well-dressed woman’s wardrobe…Little Black Dress is a celebratory tribute to one of our most prized possessions. The perfect combination of chic, power and sensuality, the black dress has helped define femininity throughout the decades. This book includes over 80 iconic dresses, showcasing the brilliant—and infinite—adaptations from Audrey Hepburn’s classic look in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to designer Marc Jacobs’ avant-garde shirtdress.

Now, if only I could create a wardrobe full of only little black dresses of every size, cut and fabric imaginable…. Le Sigh!


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“Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper” Offers Tips for Independent Retailers

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Fort Lee, N.J.—Here’s some big help for the little guys. Be a Millionaire Shopkeeper: How Your Independent Shop Can Compete with the Big Guys is written by retailing veteran Joanna “Jody” Bradshaw, a former senior retailing executive at Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s and the author of the retailing memoir Jody. In …