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Jul25

On becoming an Anglophile

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Because I began my freshman year of college toward the beginning of the nineties, my music collection was filled with what you might expect for a white kid who, while living away from home for the first time, decided that she was the first person in the history of the world who ever had to […]

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Jul18
Because Handbags and Babies and Panties, Oh My!

Because Handbags and Babies and Panties, Oh My!

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Dear Almighty Amalah, I love your blog and I share your love for Coach handbags. Luckily I have received two over the years as gifts. However, that was several years ago and they are showing signs of wear, particularly in the bindings. A friend told me that Coach will recondition and rebind its bags, but […]

Jul12

Waiting for Superman to return

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Growing up the youngest of three children I had my taste in everything from music to movies to clothing influenced by the field-testing my brother and sister had done before me. Both of them were larger than life to me, who I wanted to become when I grew up, and the fact that my sister […]

Jul11
Because I Was Just Feeling Particularly Talky

Because I Was Just Feeling Particularly Talky

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Dear Amalah, Recently you said that one of the best ways to look like you have it all together, is to get your eyebrows done. I gulped when I read that, for while I spend hundreds of dollars on my hair, I have the worst eyebrows ever. I have naturally dark hair and I bleach […]

Jul04
Because Every Woman Deserves to Look Like Audrey Hepburn

Because Every Woman Deserves to Look Like Audrey Hepburn

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DISCLAIMER: This week’s column was written while your intrepid bossy-type advice person was at the beach, where she (like always) wore no makeup, spent days in the same tank top and didn’t deep condition. Because she likes to believe that she magically transforms into a tanned natural beauty with wild sun-kissed hair at the beach, […]

Jun28

Britney Spears, Mother

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My relationship with Britney Spears goes back almost seven years to the first time I ever heard “Baby One More Time.” I did not fit the target demographic for that song, was not a pubescent girl who curled my bangs and called my best friend to talk for hours about how Brandon looked at me […]

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