Hello and welcome to this month’s
edition of Elegant. We’re so glad you
could stop by and pay us a visit!
I don’t know about you, darling, but
I’m already developing a case of spring
Elegant fever. We’ll remedy that fever in this
month’s Fashion Forward with
sensational seasonal looks for gals on
the go. For some, warmer temperatures
bring desire for a more natural
elegance. Mother Nature shares her
secrets to help us Blast Those Beauty
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Meanwhile, Barry Levine throws a fit
For the Boys, and Olivia Fine fills us in
March Special! on Feng Shui for a Healthy Home.
Save 50% on Step Into Style: Online Version! Additionally, we’ll focus on the lost art
of mystique in this month’s
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Suit paired with light
Don’t store your scarves
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Spruce Up for Spring
By Beth Newman
temperatures call for
Spring has sprung a cool jacket…or two!
The grass is ris…
I wonder where your
Style sense is!
Okay, I apologize for the bad attempt at
poetry; I’m just so giddy about springing into a
new season and I’m thrilled to pass these
fashion finds on to you:
Keep footwear light and
bright! Don’t forget the
The colors of spring pedicure for open-toe
come to life in the shoes!
jacket. Note scarf.
Attention to detail
with bag and shoes
Before heading out to buy an entire spring
wardrobe, take an inventory of what you Blast Those Beauty Blues!
already have. Most likely, you’ll really only
need to add a few key pieces:
Easy skirt with a bit of flair
Big cuff or several bangles for wrists
A few new t-shirts Fun, flat shoes
Big, bold bag Light-weight jacket
Let the newness of spring inspire you this
Check out What Your Considering going au naturale this season? No,
Wardrobe Says about you in we don’t mean that! We’re talking about
letting nature dictate our beauty routines.
the latest edition of Focus on
Women Magazine! Face taken a beating from winter’s ravages?
Try this at-home miracle egg mask:
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Mix wet ingredients until well-blended. Then stir in dry
ingredients. The mixture needs to be wet, but thick
enough to stay on your face. Once you’ve found a good
consistency, spread over clean face and neck. Leave on
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Try coconut oil as an all-
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your absolute best! over moisturizer. Silky
smooth skin guaranteed!
Terrible tootsies? Don’t you dare don those
sandals until your feet are in good condition.
Discolored, cracked toenails can be cured with
stuff from your kitchen pantry:
Pour one cup of vinegar
in a basin. Soak toes
daily to help
For dry, cracking nails, apply almond oil to
each nail before bed. Wear cotton gloves
as you sleep.
Sugar makes a great exfoliant. Plain yogurt is
a great moisturizing facial cleanser.
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To moisurize from within,
eat an avocado. Save the Date!
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Decorate Thoughtfully – Surround yourself
with objects that symbolize your passions.
This acknowleges and energizes what makes
Happining Hues – Whether you paint a wall or
add accents like throw pillows, blankets, or
Feng Shui Fun! vases, use color to balance the room.
Orange = Energy
Purple = Wealth
By Olivia Fine Green = Health
Red = Passion
Looking to re-engize your life? Redecorate
Situate Seating – Arrange furniture in a circle
your home! No, I’m not kidding. According to
or square shape to encourge conversation and
the ancient Chinese art of Feng Shui, one’s
community. Make your living room even more
home feeds her energy and affects her
inviting by placing some seats to face the
wellness. Clutter and poor placement of
furniture thwart ones attempts to improve
one’s life. Lighten Lighting – An abundance of natural
light brightens your spirits. Artificial lighting
Clear Clutter – Holding on to everything just
should be directed toward the ceiling to lift
depletes your energy. Leaving space on your
shelves can open you up to new ideas. If floors
are dirty, they’ll drag the room’s energy
Feng Shui helps you create your own personal
paradise. Make your home a heavenly haven!
For the Boys The Gospel According to Barry
Thou shalt not have droopy shoulders. The
shoulder seem of a garment should sit on the
outside edge of your shoulder.
Thou shalt not have too-long sleeves. A man’s
jacket sleeve should cover his wrist and not extend
onto his hand. The shirt sleeve should extend a
half inch past the jacket sleeve.
Thou shalt not wear baggy shirts – they’re
flattering on no one. Even if you’ve got a paunch,
you’ll look leaner in a shirt that fits.
Thou shalt not wear trousers that are too tight –
unless you’re Tom Jones. The crotch of your pants
is a stylist should sit close to your anatomical crotch. It
and monthly should not droop halfway down to your knees or
contributor suffocate your um, business.
By Barry Levine
What you wear tells the world how you expect Most of the time, clothes will ‘almost’ fit. You
to be treated. Please believe me when I tell simply can’t have style when clothes ‘almost’
you that being treated as though you’re fit. For men, the silhouette of a strong
fabulous is much better than being treated like shoulder with a narrow waist is ideal. Wear
a schmuck. clothing that tricks the eye into seeing you as
perfectly porportioned….even if you’re not.
And if you don’t have fit, you don’t have style.
Clothes that are too tight can make you appear
bigger. Clothes that are too loose can also
make you appear bigger. Like Goldilocks, you
want to find the fit that is just right.
Designers and manufacturers want to sell
clothes – a lot of them, and in order to do that,
they need to manufacture garments that fit as
many types as possibles. Therefore it is
unreasonable for you to expect everything to
fit you perfectly off the rack. Find a reliable
tailor to nip, tuck, and make your clothes work
I’m bored. I mean I’m really, totally, just
weary of everything. Any advice?
A nice vacation, dear, just might do you a
world of good. If not, make it your job to find
small joys throughout the day – admiring a
work of art, walking through the park,
enjoying a glass of wine. There is excitement
all around; you merely need to look for it.
She knows all and tells
Quandary? Conundrum? Perplexity?
Cookie McDaniel-Stein, world traveler,
What’s your opinion on today’s economy? fashion guru, and all around devotee to
Should I be frightened? tasteful living, has the answer. Contact
Cookie via email@example.com
Absolutely not! Mass panic always insues
when we’re bombarded with bad news.
Yes, do be careful financially –this is sound
advice no matter the economic climate. Your Dear Cookie,
attitude towards money plays a huge role in
Although I’d never admit this to my friends, I
your financial success. Respect money; don’t
actually color my own hair at home. Have you
fear it. Remember, too, that no matter what
any tricks for getting rid of color that drips
the media says, somebody somewhere is
onto the skin?
making money right now.
Cigarette ash. I’m not kidding. It works. Just
Don’t let the hype make you nervous. Do lend
dab a little on the spot with your finger (not
a hand to those who aren’t as fortunate as
the cigarette), wait for a second, and rub it off.
Although I’m a grown woman, my mother still
Though the temperatures are warmer, it’s not
insists that I attend church every Sunday. I’m
officially spring, according to the calendar. Is it
not inclined to do so at this point in my life.
alright to break out my white jeans?
Am I wrong?
Cautiously do so, dear. Pair them with a lovely
jewel tone cardigant and scarf – perfect for Honey, you’ve got to sin to be saved.
ages that what they really want is a lady –
someone who possesses that certain
something known as feminine mystique.
In a world growing more outlandish all the
time, to stand calmly apart from the din and
clatter is quite appealing. Feminine mystique
takes practice; learning a quiet confidence will
certainly take a girl much farther in life than
revealing outfits and obnoxious dialogue will.
It requires, too, study and observation of those
who have mastered that graceful position.
Feminine mystique is possible, but it takes
It behooves a woman to dress and groom
herself tastefully. It’s vital that she speak
politely, without brass. Consistency is key, too
– many women seem to fall more quickly into
The Feminine Mystique bad behavior whilst traveling in packs. We
must always remain cognizant of who we are
and what message we want to convey to the
By Beth Newman world.
I don’t mean to come down too harshly on my
It seems that a growing number of women are sisters. I’m merely trying to take what I’ve
entering into bolder and bawdier territory observed and what I’ve been told and to help
these days. At first I thought it was just me empower women. We can be fabulous
being a bit picky about proper behavior, but a without being flashy. We can be strong
remarkable number of friends – most of them without being salty. We can attract all good
male, have noticed it as well. things through grace.
Now, please don’t get me wrong; I strongly Designer Diane Von Furstenberg says, “I didn’t
believe that women must assert themselves. know what I wanted to be, but I knew the sort
There is a difference, however, in asserting of woman I wanted to become.” It’s that sort
oneself and in coming on too strongly. of thinking that will lead a woman to ultimate
Perhaps there’s some sort of misguided success in all areas of life. We must know
movement out there, leading women to think ourselves, and make sure that we’re
that the louder and raunchier they are, the representing ourselves as the women we
better. It’s an attempt at getting attention, but want, and deserve, to be.
what these women don’t realize is that they’re
attracting negative attention. I’m no expert,
really, but I’m told repeatedly by men of all Weekly articles at