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  • Smoothing out problems with wrinkles

    Smoothing out problems with wrinkles
    Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Thanks to your column and my own experience, I know that wrinkle creams don't really work. I can find no foundations that do not exaggerate wrinkles. And powders are the worst! I learned from Bobbi Brown on an Oprah show that ladies in my same boat should just use moisturizer and concealer. That works pretty well (thank you, Bobbi!), but I am always hopeful that something new has been created since that show many years ago. Any suggestions on a foundation that does not emphasize wrinkles, or maybe makes them less apparent??
  • Taking clothes shopping to new heights

    Taking clothes shopping to new heights
    For the first time ever, I felt the same way my friend Kristin Samuelson usually does when she goes shopping. Here I was in a clothing store where nothing fit me. Not the shirts or the jackets. Not the dresses. And certainly not the pants. There was...

    Made over: From college to career path

    Made over: From college to career path
    In today's rotten economy, college kids in their sweatshirts and yoga pants need all the help they can get to nail a job or an internship. For suggestions on going from slob to sleek, I talked to stylists and job experts, then collected firsthand tips...

    Hop into a jumpsuit, but check your inner Catwoman

    Hop into a jumpsuit, but check your inner Catwoman
    Dear Answer Angel Ellen: When is a woman too old to wear a jumpsuit? I see from the fashion coverage that these one-piece pants/top styles are back. (I had one in the '80s and loved it.) But I worry that if I wear one now I'll look silly. Help! —...

    Finding the way around the right fit

    Finding the way around the right fit
    It's just not fair! Not every woman is a perfect size 8. For those of us whose shapes and sizes are a little out of the mainstream, finding fashionable clothing is not only a chore but a lifelong search. Three different women, three different sizes,...