Captions are presented to photographs of actresses including Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Amber Heard discussing the dresses worn by the actresses created by companies including Heartloiom, Boss Black and Vitamin A.
My older sister is 17, and we’ve always had a pretty good relationship. At school, kids have started saying mean things about her because of the way she dresses, like ”What a tramp!” and other things that are not true. The thing is, she is dressing sexier than she used to, and sexier than the other girls, by far. This problem is only going to get worse if she wears the dress she just bought for prom. My parents are totally clueless. Should I talk to them about this?Matt You may be the best younger sibling since Phoebe Caulfield in ”Catcher in the Rye.” (If you haven’t read it, promise me you will.) And your sister is lucky to have you.Read More
THOUGH it is something the Red Queen might have said, it was actually uttered by Elizabeth II. ”I have to be seen to be believed,” the queen of England remarked, according to her most recent biographer, Sally Bedell Smith. Far from being a goofball tautology, that declaration is a shrewd assessment of monarchy management in an era when image rules supreme. It was in the 1953 Order of Coronation that England’s newly crowned ruler was referred to as ”Queen Elizabeth, Your Undoubted Queen.” Over the decades that followed — and that culminate this week in her Diamond Jubilee celebrations — that undoubted queen diligently fulfilled a role she considered fateful. She simultaneously forged the definitive image of a monarch at a time when most monarchies were reduced to ceremonial nothingness or else had gone kaput.Read More