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Blouse And Skirt

Tweet I have a severe fixation with British pop culture. (Sidebar: If I lived in England, I probably would be enamored with American pop culture.) As a youngster, I watched PBS and, sometimes, Canadian television to get my British telly fix. Now, I rely on BBC America. My favorites are Chef!, Coupling, The Vicar of […] Read more…

Deconstruction

Tweet I was reading the latest copy of Marie Claire with Salma Hayek on the cover. (Sidebar: I hate the way the commentators on the post-awards shows, which I love to watch, describe her as being fat or euphemistically as curvy. Makes me sad because it is not cool to be gaunt and sickly. (See […] Read more…

When Heart and Mind Do Not Match

Tweet Hey P&G readers, I could have titled this post, “WTF!!!”, but that would be inappropriate. Recently, my husband and I visited a church in Florida. We received a mild recommendation about this church, and I broke my cardinal rule, which is “Do not attend a church that does not have a website!” Oh, how […] Read more…

Forgiveness (Part Deux)

Tweet For about a month, I have been listening to James Morrison, a British soul singer, to the chagrin of my husband. (Truth be told, he will be listening to album soon, you heard that here first.) His debut album is entitled Undiscovered. The entire album is solid, and I suggest to all who read […] Read more…

Clean House

Tweet Niecy Nash, Actress & Host of Clean House “Who wants a clean house?’’ sings Niecy Nash, at the end of each Clean House episode on the Style Network. Niecy Nash is the host and style diva of Clean House, a show that deals with de-cluttering a family’s house. The families are living knee-deep in […] Read more…

Be Grateful

Tweet Dear Pumps & Gloss Friends, I am very pleased with Jennifer Hudson’s Oscar win, as well as her other triumphs during this award season. I am glad that she won the Golden Globe, the first of many awards. I was also pleased that she acknowledged and thanked Florence Ballard, one-third of the Supremes whom […] Read more…

Mix it Up

Tweet Welcome friends to Pumps and Gloss. Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Mix Maven. For the most part I love fusion, which is evident in my music taste. I enjoy listening to Amy Winehouse because she marries jazz, 50s and 60s Motown melodies with contemporary lyrics. India.Arie is another favorite because she […] Read more…

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