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bag of all trades

Darby -  Starting with the beach bag--because it is summer after all--this stylish option by Roberta Roller Rabbit doubles as the ideal carry-on! The neon bag by Steve Madeenis big enough to be…

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street style: meaghan

Meaghan Foran is the creative director at Lawrence Miller & Company, a custom design fine jewelry store and silversmith in Alexandria. Her style is reflective of the jewelry they design: simple, classic, elegant…

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fashion 911

I keep a box in my closet full of fashion emergency tools. The box includes thread and superglue, lots of safety pins and yes, even a little duct tape. I also keep a…

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trend alert: animal jewelry

Whether you prefer a delicate starfish pendant necklace, or a big and sparkly lizard slithering across your bangle, the animal jewelry trend is for you. [portfolio_slideshow]

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how to: lighten and brighten

When looking over the products Bellacara's manager, Allison, used on Elizabeth for our first photo shoot, I noticed a theme: lightening and brightening. By covering up circles under her eyes, brightening certain areas…

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weekend recap

Sam, the manager at Kiskadee, celebrated her 25th birthday in style! The Zoe girls often show up at the store wearing very similar looks... ...or the exact same thing! Great minds think alike. This…

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how to: look naturally rested and ageless

When Allison finished Susan's makeup for our first Stylebook photo shoot, she let us all in on Susan's secret: "Susan has perfect skin! You can't even see her pores!" And, ladies, it's true.…

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high-low demystified

For the most part, I like being short. Or petite, as some would say. It may require asking a stranger to get something off the top shelf at the grocery store for me,…

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trend alert: bronzed beach beauty

Photo credit.   All products currently available at Bellacara.

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weekend recap

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street style: kathryn

"You deserve to feel good about yourself," reads the first line of Kathryn Martin's website. A personal stylist, Kathryn's mission is to make every woman feel good about herself. And she's good at…

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meet allison

Bellacara Interview (1280 x 720) (1) from Alexandria Stylebook on Vimeo.

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how to: look effortless (with a little effort)

Darby Rush is gorgeous. It's true. She always looks well-rested and sun-kissed, her hair is thick and looks great worn at any length, and she dresses in a way that says, "I care,…

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she looks good for her age

"Life shapes the face you have at 30," Coco Chanel once said. Shouldn't life also shape your wardrobe? A while back I was catching up on my "reading" which consists of Vogue, Elle,…

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