Trailblazers

Bra Fitting

The Bare Facts

If you are fighting your own battle of the bra, don't despair you're far from alone. Over 90% of North American women wear a bra, but almost 85% of us wear the wrong size. It was in 1913 that Mary Phelps Jacob, a 19-year-old New York socialite, bought a sheer evening gown for an occasion, but at the time, the only undergarment available to her was a boned corset. The bones of her corset were sticking out around the neckline of her new dress. So she, along with the help of her seamstress, took two silk handkerchiefs, pink ribbon and some string, and fashioned herself the very first modern bra....
Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns: A Leader Making History

We were excited to read that the theme of this year's Black History Month is to "explore black women’s contributions to America". Today, we'd like to introduce you to Ursula Burns, rated by Forbes in 2009 as the 14th most powerful woman in the world - Ms. Burns is the chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation, the first black woman to be named CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and the mother of two. ...
Gail Riggs

Gail Riggs Gives Inspiring Purpose To Purses

Gail Riggs is the founder and chief designer of the growing accessories brand, Abigail Riggs, which offers a collection of handbags designed in honor of notable women in history. The collection, called Purse With A Purpose, currently includes three styles - Ms. Anthony (for Susan B. Anthony), Ms. Bouvier (for Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis) and Ms. Annie (for Annie Oakley). Each limited edition bag benefits a different charity....
woman buying her first home

Single Women Are Doing It More Than Men

For the first time in history, single women are the fastest growing segment of the real estate market. In fact, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies, women are buying homes at more than twice the rate of single men - buying one out of every five properties sold in the U.S. making women responsible for 25% of all home purchases. Sandra Rinomato and Buy Herself will be a welcome change from the typical new buyer shows we have been watching. We can't wait to see these single women flaunt their independence and buying power too....
Elizabeth Taylor

The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor: Life, Love and Jewelry

This weekend one of our WYSK team members went to check out the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor exhibition. For many of us, jewelry marks a special occasion or commemorates a moment in time. This collection, considered one of the greatest private collections to ever be amassed, has a remarkable selection of iconic diamond pieces, gemstones, historic jewels and couture creations...
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