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Armed with a journalism degree, twenty+ years of marketing legendary brands — including for the maestro of minimalism, Calvin Klein — and over a decade writing about fashion, beauty and wellness, the writing in black and white newsletter explores (and let’s face it, exposes) the grey areas of fashion, beauty and wellness. Revealing truths, presenting ideas, and answering your burning questions. With nary an influencer ad or code in sight. Ever.

Words Matter.
Anti-aging. Clean beauty. Sustainable fashion.
Less is More.
“The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” — Socrates
New Year. Same You.
Resolution (n): a firm decision to do or not to do something.

Well. Being.
"The person who consumes from better sources, gets better thoughts. The person who asks better questions, gets better answers. The person who builds better habits, gets better results." James Clear
"Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you." – Ralph Lauren
Late Bloomers.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, Be afraid of only standing still. - Chinese Proverb

Health Matters.
"Happiness is the highest form of health" — Dalai Lama
Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.” – Maryam Hasnaa.
Coming Clean.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. — Pablo Picasso

Quiet Luxury is a Mindset.
Inner silence promotes clarity of mind; It makes us value the inner world; It trains us to go inside to the source of peace and inspiration when we are faced with problems and challenges - Deepak Chopra
“Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances” — Frank Lloyd Wright
Girl Math.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.' — Mary Anne Radmacher

“Many people think excitement is happiness … But when you are excited, you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
Smells Like Teen Spirit.
"Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” – Betty Friedan
“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love." — Sophia Loren

"Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don't let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory." — Jim Carrey