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Current / By Susan Martin

Give us an ‘A’

The writers at like the A-line skirt for spring. “With a high waist and adorably flared hem, these A-line styles are fun, flirty and flattering,” they wrote on the website. Here are three of their online picks:

• Pixie Market Stacey Belted Mod Skirt (, $55). This skirt is the perfect everyday flared black skirt, with one big ruffled pocket in front.

• Nasty Gal Denim The Flip Skirt (, $68). The Flip Skirt has a paneling design with top stitching detail, front pockets, medium wash, and an A-line silhouette with high waist.

• Suno Embroidered Cotton-Canvas Mini Skirt (, $395). Crafted from cotton-canvas, this cream-and-navy style has a wrap front and gold embroidery that creates a floral design. View the full article at

On trend

This note from People StyleWatch magazine. “Snakes have charmed their way onto the fashion scene as the latest inspiration for bracelets, earrings and more,”

Just two examples: Naomi Watts wore a snake necklace to the Golden Globe Awards, while “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley has been spotted in a Bulgari snake bracelet.

Beauty news

We knew it was coming: the Sephora + Pantone Universe collection of cosmetics. Marsala, an earthy red wine that was named the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, is a versatile color that flatters a range of skin tones. The Sephora collection starts at $18 for Marsala Metalshine Liquid Liner or Pure Marsala Matte Lip Creme. It goes up to $39 for the Facets of Marsala Multi-Finish Eye Palette, a palette of 24 coordinating eye shades. The Shimmering Marsala Cheek Trio, $28, comes with two matte blushes and a cream highlighter.

“The colors look good on everyone and apply smoothly with the Marsala Pro Angled Blush Brush #49 ($32),” reported Nedra Rhone, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Check it all out at Sephora stores and

– Tribune News Service

And finally ...

“I believe in irreverent luxury.”

Jonathan Adler, in “Jonathan Adler on Happy Chic Accessorizing” (Sterling Innovation, $17.95).