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Juicing: What Are the Health Benefits?

By Rachel Burt
Edited by Therese Mulgrew 

Juicing is not just about eating healthy. It is a lifestyle. By adding fresh organic fruits and vegetables to your diet daily, you are cleansing your body physically, mentally, and spiritually while finding essence in your own skin. Many of us have years of damage to cleanse from our bodies and this cannot be done overnight. Juicing helps to slowly eliminate these fatty acids and toxins. Juicing is not only one of the best cures for almost all sicknesses, diseases, and addictions, but it is also the secret
of living a happier life!


Love and Its Paradoxes

By Edina Dizdarevic
Edited by Sarah Baker  

Seduction and passion are always present  at the beginning, but the danger comes very quickly. The  daily routine, followed by the fight for the power as the responsibilities accumulate, and then comes the inevitable divorce. After the divorce, the same scenario seems to repeat itself an accelerated way. 

If everybody wants happiness, why does the worst always have to arrive after the best? This is what I like to call the relationship paradox.


How to Accessorize Your Outfit with a Scarf for the Spring and Summer

By Nadja Muzur
Edited by Therese Mulgrew 

Scarves are a great accessory all year around. They not only keep you warm, but they can serve as a fashion accessory that adds a little flavor to the outfit. I want to share with you four of my favorite ways to accessorize an outfit using a scarf for spring and summer. 


The Power of Positive Vibes

By Amra B. 

I recently dug up pictures from one of my first photo shoots in 2007 with my best friend, where we are wearing our favorite jeans and tanks. I remember being so happy to have a chance to shoot with Lamija and her neice. We spent the whole day laughing and telling stories inbetween photo sessions; it was one of those perfect days when you feel like you are without a care in the world. 


Long Distance Relationship: When is Far Too Far?

By Rachel Burt 
Edited by Therese Mulgrew 

"If two people really love each-other, they will find every way imaginable to make it work." This is a quote my grandmother, who was married to her first love for over 55 years, once wrote to me that I will never forget. A lady who was split from her husband for two years straight when he went away to war, making sure to write at least one letter every single day while he was gone. A lady who was divorced and remarried to the same person, a lady who strove never to give up.

I just so happen to be in a long distant relationship that is coming up on 4 years now...
My Boyfriend and me

How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans

By Amra B. 

Boyfriend jeans have been one of my favorite trends for some time now. Besides giving me some room to breathe, the pants can also be combined in a way that makes them anything but boyish: dare I say, even sexy and sophisticated? 

I dressed-up my boyfriend jeans by adding a pair of heels and a blazer. I kept it somewhat casual with a t-shirt but could have easily added a notch of glamour with a sparkly tank-top or a silky button down shirt. 

Here are some rules for pulling-off your boyfriend jeans beautifully:

Club Fashionsita’s Top Spring/Summer Hat Picks

By Nadja Muzur
Edited by Therese Mulgrew

Spring is finally here, and summer is just around the corner. Hats are a must-have for these seasons especially. They are the perfect finishing touch to almost any warm-weather look.  Every fashionista needs an oversized hat for the summer – it can complete any look for a day at the beach to a brunch date with girlfriends. Without further ado, here are our top spring/summer hat picks:


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1. Floppy hats have been a big hit among high fashion and street fashion this season. Chanel, Topshop, and many more have been showcasing this style on the spring runways.  These vintage-inspired hats can easily be dressed up or dressed down and worn with almost any look. 

The Grand Budapest Hotel Film Review

By Darlene Vazquetelles
Edited by Therese Mulgrew 

At times, I feel that my taste is unnatural in comparison with  the majority. Some call it having a rebel mentality as I do not follow the trends; I call it being opinionated and sticking to my gut feeling. For example, I openly admit to not liking the R&B music produced by pop stars Beyonce and Rihanna, and I have often been called crazy for it. With that said, as a professional actress, at times I succumb to buzz worthy films, and pay my visit to the movie theater to see (possibly) the most talked about movie of the summer... 

So, I went to see the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel with high hopes.  So many people had been raving about how great of a movie it was.  Knowing that I was on my way to see a Wes Anderson film, I knew to expect a well-respected and talented cast ensemble. Stars such as Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, and Willem Dafoe graced the screen. Let’s just say I was not disappointed with the cast...


Anti-Aginig: Sunscreen--the Real Fountain of Youth

By Rachel Burt
Edited by Therese Mulgrew 

“Wear Sunscreen” by Baz Luhrmann is a 10 minute song that gives advice in almost every category of life. The first, the last, and the most important commandment in the entirety of the song is: “Trust me on the sunscreen." There has to be a reason for that, now wouldn’t you think?

What You Need to Know About Sunscreen (But Don't):



Top 5 Things to Do in Central Park

By Elma B.

One of my favorite places in New York City is Central Park. It is a perfect place to escape the city's busy streets and the overall concrete jungle.  Below are 5 reasons why the Central Park is my second favorite place in New York City:

Me enjoying,  in style,  the Central Park 

Wanderer

By Amra B. 

I write about clothes but seldom discuss life. Although I had initially intended this post to be about clothes, I will dedicate it to: "all those who wander but are not lost." They deserve to know that they are not alone and that there exist many other  kinder spirits forever looking for something that is yet to be found. 

Spring: New Season, New Beginning

By Elma B.

Spring--the season where days become longer, the dresses become shorter and the smiles become brighter. It is the season of rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and flowers are blooming. We shed the winter's heavy clothes, and slip into our sandals and airy dresses. 


Some people see the new year as the opportunity for new beginnings, perhaps for you, your new beginning is the spring. So, change your look (new wardrobe, new hairstyle, etc.), your eating habits, fitness routine, and start planning your exciting summer vacation. Spring gives you a perfect excuse to start working on the best version of yourself. And as for love, do not settle for anything less than butterflies. ;) 

Until next time fashionistas...xoxo.

p.s. Outfit dissected...

Inspirational Biographies: Bethany Hamilton

By Rachel Burt
(Edited by Naima Karp) 

Over five years ago on the beach of North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, I was lucky enough to watch a surf competition featuring Bethany Hamilton, a pro-surfer, role model and source of inspiration to many, who almost lost of her life for the love of surfing yet continued the sport. Born into a family of surfers on February 8, 1990, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany began surfing at a young age. At the age of thirteen, on October 31, 2003, a 14-foot tiger shark attacked Hamilton while she was surfing off Kauai’s North Shore. The attack left Bethany with a severed left arm. After losing over 60% of her blood, and making it through several surgeries without infection, Bethany was on her way to recovery with an unbelievably positive attitude. Lifeguards and doctors believe her strong water sense and faith in God helped get her through the traumatic ordeal. Miraculously, just one month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water to continue her pursuit of becoming a professional surfer.

Pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton with a friend diving

Polka Dots for Spring

By Amra B. 

Polka dots are as classic as striped tees; they have been around since the 1920s (Coco Chanel and Marilyn Monroe are both said to have been fans). In 1928, Walt Disney even created the original Minnie Mouse dressed in a polka dot skirt. What makes this fun print one of my favorites is the ease with which it can be combined with other materials. 

Are you ready to Move in Together? 12 Ways to See If You’re Ready

By Sarah Baker 

When is a good time to move in together? That may be the question on your mind. Maybe you’ve been with your significant other for quite some time or maybe it’s not been so long, either way, there are some ways that you can know if it’s the right time for you. 

Love or My Career?

By Darlene Vazquetlles
Edited by Sarah Baker 

Should you relocate for love?

Can your career destroy your relationship? This is something I can completely relate to since it has taken a front row set in my life. Life is full of moments when you have to make choices that will lead you through different paths, altering your life in more ways than you can imagine.  One such moment is when you are left to choose between your career and the relationship.  The time comes when that person feels that they have to be in a different place, location wise, for their own career purposes. This leaves you thinking, “What about MY career?” Considering relocation and the effects of it on a relationship can be hard, but I’m here to guide you through it.

10 Delicious Reasons to Visit Portugal

By Rachel Burt 
Edited by Sarah Baker 

Portugal is known for cooking with just a few ingredients but making some unbelievable flavors. There is an earthy peasant style to their food, which is achieved by cooking over hot coals and branding their foods simple and perfectly. Come with me on a tour through the most delicious and mouthwatering foods Portugal has to offer.

Diet and Workout Tips for a Summer Ready Bikini Body

By Nadja Muzur
Edited by Naima Karp

To chisel up your dream summer body before the summer sneaks in, it’s vital to get serious about the food you’re putting into your body, and stay consistent about workouts. It won’t be effective to motivate yourself for a week, reason that it’s enough to hold you over for the next few weeks. Your nutrition and the workouts need to be a diligent habit in your weekly routine in order for both to be effective, so try these tips! 


Spring Skirt

By Amra B. 

I have really been digging the full skirt trend lately; the cut is flattering, i.e., a tad bit over the waist high and the design is utterly feminine. My last post was about the midi but this one is about a short full mini. 


Best Sandals for the Season--Our Top Picks

By Sarah Baker 

Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Louboutin, and Chanel are the big names in shoes. Currently, if not very soon, our shoe of choice is the sandal. Wedge, platform, heel, and flats make up the collections from the top designers. I have put together a list the styles in each type of sandal that are popular and super cute from with these designers. I have also included the extras added to different shoes to make them different as well as the colors that are big this season.



How to Let Go and Live

By Edina Dizdarevic
Edited by Mary Gagliardi

Letting go is the key to making life work, even if it seems very difficult to implement. This key opens the door to happiness. The power of letting go is extremely important with personal relationships and even carries over into your career. So why do we often push away what we wish the most? Below, I will tell you about my personal battles with letting go and then provide you with tips on how to let go and move on with your life. 


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Full Midi Skirt

By Amra B. 

Full midi skirts have been all the rave since the winter, however, I believe them to be perfectly suited for the spring. I got my first midi last week and I have been eagerly waiting for warmer days to wear it with a cropped top. NYC weather has been miserable for the past week, and when the first rays of sunshine peaked through, I couldnt miss the opportunity to show my "midi off. "


My Top 5 Spring Must Haves

By Elma B.

Spring--the season of new beginnings, warm weather, and short skirts and dresses. It is time to shed those layers fashionistas. Here is what is trending...in my closet...


1. Jean jacket. One of my favorite pieces for the spring (and even for the breezy summer nights) is the jean jacket. The jean jacket is a timeless piece that goes almost with anything. 

Styling tips: You can wear it on a casual day with pants/shorts or even can use it to dress down an outfit. 

5 Tips for Pulling Off the Crop-Top

By Nadja Muzur
Edited by Naima Karp

Showing up in style wherever you fashionistas go is important; you never know who you’ll meet, and why not meet them when you’re looking stylish? Sunday brunch is one of my favorite things, consisting of boy talk, life updates, the latest news, and of course: fashion.

The outfits we plan for the coveted Sunday brunch are usually a great time to showcase your style, but this past Sunday, I decided on a more casual look, with my favorite Joe’s jeans, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, and a funky Urban Outfitters top. I like to stay comfortable in style, pairing a crop top like the one in this picture with some cute jeans. A white wedge makes an outfit like this more chic than casual. Crop tops are a hot trend right now, and are versatile for a bunch of outfits.



Here are my styling tips for wearing a crop-top:

What Bangs Best Fit Your Face Shape?

By Rachel Burt 
Edited by Naima Karp

If you are one of those girls who panics at the thought of chopping all your hair off but still wants a fun change, try out some bangs. Many hesitate to try out bangs, daunted that they will regret their decision soon after. However, they can be a great change when cut properly. Below, I have compiled a list of styles tailored to different face shapes and personalities.  

My Spring/Summer Makeup Guide: Top 5 Tips

By Elma B.

New season, new look. With spring slowly approaching, at least on the East Coast, you want to make sure to update your glamorous fall/winter makeup to light summer/spring makeup. In general, spring/sumer colors are a lot brighter and often lighter than fall/winter colors; hence, when choosing spring/sumer makeup, keep the color differentiation in mind.


Another difference between the seasons is the heavier texture of winter makeup, e.g., concealer, foundation and powder. After several consultations from makeup professionals from London to New York City, here are my spring/summer makeup tips:

Casual Stroll in NYC

By Amra B. 

Lately, I have been particularly fond of easy style that looks effortless and comfortable (i.e. think celebrities when they are caught running errands or taking a stroll in the park). The look is stylish yet approachable: makeup soft, hair a little messy, and clothes casual yet modern. The idea is to look not "overstyled" but still polished. Here are my tips on how to achieve the perfect casual look:

How Meditation Helps Lower Your Anxiety

By Rachel Burt


How often do you shower? Everyday, once or twice a day? Imagine only being able to shower once or twice a week. You would feel very dirty, wouldn't you? Not just dirty but probably exhausted, icky and unmotivated. Well, this is the same way we tend to feel every week when not taking time to quiet our minds. A hot shower not only cleanses you, but helps you feel rejuvenated and revitalized. Waking-up and having my morning shower really feels like it is a new day, a clean slate so to speak.

The Online Dating Game: The Good, the Bad, and the Websites

By Sarah Baker 

Have you ever thought about online dating? I did. A few years ago, I hit a rough patch in the dating game. My relationship of nearly 3 years ended and I was hitting the bar scene again, to no avail. After constant disappointing bar outings, where I met no one, I decided to give online dating a try. I was a little nervous and embarrassed at first, but I was feeling like I would never meet someone and needed to try something. Although I only tried it for a few months, it did wonders for my self-esteem. To go from no one hitting on you for months after months to having many different guys email you daily was surreal. It definitely gave me hope that even if this all didn’t work out, I wouldn’t be single forever. 



How to Dress for Your Body Type

By Lizbeth Perez

Body shape is all about proportion, and fashion is all about dressing those proportions to look their very best. If there is one thing that I learned over the years is just how important dressing for you body type really is. For years, I struggled with finding clothes that fit properly, and by years I really do mean most of my life. Well, I essentially do mean my entire life…


Hour Glass Shape 
I always seemed to focus on the trends instead of focusing on what worked with my body. And try as I might, it always seemed that whatever I really wanted to wear was something that I couldn’t wear because of my body type. I thought I could fight back and now, looking back at photos, I realize that was a battle I lost. Overall, I now realize that I spent too many years wearing ill-fitting clothing only because it in the fashion magazines or on trend: jeans that were too short, hemlines that accentuated my “problem areas” or did nothing to flatter my figure. 


Which Body Type Are You?

A Change of Seasons

By Amra B. 

"Start spreading the news , I am leaving today,  I want to be a part of it, New York, New York"- sang Sinatra. Ladies and gents, I am in NYC and have been enjoying this briefly warm weather we had for about a day. What better way to enjoy first days of spring than to celebrate by roaming around Central Park and doing some shopping on 5th Ave? 


Your TOTAL Spring Beauty Trends Guide

By Sarah Baker

With Fashion Week behind us, we here at Club Fashionista were curious to see what was up in the world of beauty, so we decided to take a peek at the newest spring beauty trends. We wanted to see what some of the major designers were doing as far as hair and makeup for the springtime. Peeked your curiosity? Come take a look...



How to Choose the Right Bra For Every Top

By Rachel Burt 

With countless occasions, e.g., cocktail parties, weddings, a night out on the town or a casual stroll in the park, we wear a variety of designs and are always adjusting (or taking-off) bra straps. Professional stylists do the bra fittings for celebrities, and I am here to do that for you. Below is a guide on how to choose the right bra for every top. 


Why We Love Dogs Unconditionally

By Sarah Baker

Dogs allow us to have relationships and responsibility without being in a human relationship. They allows us to love and learn to love unconditionally. I believe that dogs are good vessels for teaching us to love. Also, they give us what we need without forcing us into something that maybe we are not ready for (human love). Dogs have a unique ability to get us ready for future relationships. 



Ancient Beauty Secrets: Spotlight on India

By Edina Dizdarevic 

When it comes to beauty, the spotlight on ancient Greek goddesses and ancient Egypt's Cleopatra remains undeniable but what about ancient India's beauty secrets? India’s beauty is mysterious as well as inspiring. The beauty of Indian women has been admired and celebrated throughout the centuries. So, what keeps these exotic beauties glowing? Here are top 5 of India's ancient beauty secrets... 

I Came, I Ate, I Conquered: South Beach Food & Wine Festival

By Lizbeth Perez

For four days a year, the sands of South Beach are taken over by celebrity chefs who come to both work and play at the Food Network’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF). This four-day festival, which ran this year from February 20 through February 23, offers a diverse smorgasbord of food and drinks, incredible dining experiences and foodie personalities at over 70 separate events.



My Brigitte Bardot Inspired Look

By Elma B.

She is the French sex kitten who became a screen legend and a style icon; her iconic seaside style has been followed by many generations. Brigitte Bardot popularized the bikini, the "Bardot neckline" (the wide open neck that exposes both shoulders), and the chochroute hairstyle (a sort of beehive hairstyle). 

My look was inspired by Brigitte Bardot and her love for the South of France. I am wearing a sailor-like striped shirt (from Juicy Couture), a velvet navy head band (vintage), and simple pearl earrings (Swarovski crystals).

From New York to Paris: 2014 Fashion Week Reviews

By Sarah Baker

Unable to attend the New York, London, Milan or Paris fashion weeks? I could not either, but don’t worry, I’ve got us all covered! From Karl Lagerfeld’s unique Chanel show to the hits of all the major brands and chic street style, I’ve got it covered from hats to shoes. 


Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel

Style-Guide: Boho-Chic With a Moroccan Twist

By Rachel Burt

The Sunday Times described the Moroccan resort and seaport of Essaouira as the "boho/barefoot-chic beach" because of its association with fashionable "Euro aesthetes with their Talitha Getty-esque kaftans." I am currently in Morocco and have observed how its rich culture has influenced the bohemian fashion: exotic tan buildings with vibrantly colored doors in blue, yellow, white, and pink; stencil designs painted and engraved on walls; and traditionally woven clothes and tapestries. 



Everything You Never Wanted to Be: Overcoming Addiction

By Lizbeth Perez

Addiction is a very common struggle in America today. We are addicted to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, pornography, food, and smoking. Even I will admit to having an addiction: shoes (last time I checked, I have 192 pairs…) Regardless of what your vice may be, conquering an addiction is probably one of the hardest battles to fight.

*Note that this is not medical advice; I am not a health professional. 


Are You an Addict? Who Exactly is an Addict?

How to Choose the Right Bra For You

By Rachel Burt

This past year, I went into a lingerie shop to buy new bras for my travels. In the shop, there was a bra fit specialist, who has worked for years at Victoria's Secret. As I was trying on  different bras in all shapes, styles and sizes, she asked if she could help fit me. I replied "of course," thinking I want to be styled by a professional. 

At the end of the fitting, I realized that throughout years I had actually been picking out the wrong bra size. I was buying 34 Cs and sometimes even 34Bs; my actual size: 32 D! What I had learned was that throughout time bras loosen in the band, and it is better to get a smaller size for the width (band) and a larger size for the cup. Before, I was buying bras that were too small for my size cup, which was causing my breasts to pop-out of my tops and be visible through my shirts. Also, by wearing a cup that is fitted for your size, it helps make your bust bigger and your waist smaller, which is what every girl wants; isn't it?


Here are 8 Signs you are wearing the wrong bra:

Spring Fashion Trends: Outfit of the Day

By Elma B.

As the spring is right around the corner, we are more than ever ready to shed the layers and enjoy the sun and our light wardrobe. Then the question begs, what is trending this spring? Let me introduce you to some trends and some timeless classics that are easy and fabulous....

Never Go Out of Style: Timeless Fashion Trends

By Elma B.

I am a huge fan of timeless looks because a year from now, you can wear these pieces and you can look at the photos without that painful thought, “what was I thinking?” What are some timeless pieces to complete your look and store in your closet for years to come? Here is the scoop…


Confessions of a Fashionista: The Price of Beauty

By Elma B.

Jane Fonda has been asked how she manages to look so fabulous and beautiful at the age of 75; her consistent answer: a lot of time and a lot of money! When I was 15 years old, I used to look, with enviable eyes, at the models on billboards and magazines; I thought that these girls simply woke-up looking flawlessly and that somehow the rest of the people I knew were just "normal." What I did not realize was that "beauty" required hours of work and lots of professionals involved. For instance, Victoria's Secret supermodel Adriana Lima spent 12 hours when shooting for Vogue Spain in June 2010. In another words, looking "flawless" required a lot of professionals, including make-up artists, hair stylists, photographers, graphic designers, and fashion designers, and a lot of money (to pay for the people on the set). Did I mention the cost of personal trainers and plastic surgeons?


In fact, my make-up in the photos below required around 45 minutes, e.g., toner, primer, bronzer, highlighter, and concealer. On top of the hours spent make-up, I take very good care of my skin on a daily basis: I use Lancome's scrub, toner, face and eye serum, and moisturizer; and I eat food filled with nutrients (e.g., fish and fresh fruits and vegetables). In another words, "beauty" as we see on billboards, magazines and TV requires a lot of dedication, passion, hard work and money.  I advise you not to feel badly about yourself and to think twice before purchasing a product that a "flawless" model is advertising because that image does not exist. It is fantasy meant to sell you a product; the model and her reality could not be farther from the fantasy selling that product. Until next time fashionistas, signing-off from New York City, xoxo. 

Top Runway Trends From New York Fashion Week

By Lizbeth Perez

New York Fashion Week is a magical time of the year for not just New Yorkers, but anyone who loves, lives or breathes fashion. Luckily for those of us who happen to feel that way, it is an event that comes not once a year, but twice, lasts several days and includes upwards of over 90 separate designers and shows. 

The semi-annual show – which runs a season ahead – ran this year from February 6 through the 13th, with not even dreadful weather or all out snow storms putting a stop to the shows; or its attendees. Yes, while many attendees actually do go to see the clothes, sometimes the fashion on the sidewalk is just as good as on the catwalk.  This was evident with the abundance of glamorous Fashionistas (sans stilettos) who brought enviable street fashion and flair to the streets of New York in full force.


Street style during New York Fashion Week 2014 (2/6-2/14)

Club Fashionista Attends the Miami International Boat Show

By Lizbeth Perez 

While the rest of the United States has been undergoing a very extreme winter consisting mainly of rainy or snowy, cold and all around miserable winter days, I will be the first to admit that here in Miami we have been a tad bit out of touch. Our winter has been extreme yes, but by extreme I mean the weather has been amazingly nice, i.e., it has rarely dipped below 80 degrees fahrenheit (around 26 celsius). This past weekend proved to be no different and along with our picturesque waterways only solidified why our beautiful city is the perfect backdrop for its Progressive Insurance’s famous yearly boat show: The Miami International Boat Show.



Tips From a Professional Stylist: How to Pick a Suit

By Oliver Gerona

Fashion has been my passion since I was 15 years old, and I prefer Italian made suits more so than English because of my shape--I am tall and slim. I love mixing colors, and I am not afraid of it. I never wear black shoes except for funerals or tux shoes except for weddings. I have been working with Domenico Vacca for the past 15 years, and I have dressed most of his VIP A+ and Hollywood clients. 


10 Reasons Money Can't Solve Problems

By Sarah Baker

Many people believe that if you have money, you don’t have any problems. This is false. In fact, sometimes having money causes problems you would not have had otherwise. I have complied a list of 10 reasons having money does not mean that a person has no problems.

1. Drug and Alcohol Abuse. More money can mean more access to drugs and alcohol. For instance, we are all aware of Lindsay Lohan's problems with substance abuse, and of those unfortunate enough to succumb to their addictions, like Cory Monteith and Philip Seymour Hoffman.


Substance Abuse:
Drew Barrymore, Amy Winehouse and Jim Morrision

Dirty Little Secrets of Old Hollywood Stars

By Sarah Baker 

We all know that everyone has secrets, no one is perfect. They can be huge like an affair or small like a lie they told, but a secret is a secret and we guard them with our lives. But why? We know everyone has them, we love to hear about other people’s secrets, but we can’t bear to have ours revealed. We all seem to have this do as I say not as I do attitude when it comes to secrets. We don’t want ours to be told, but we can’t wait to hear anyone else’s and gossip about it. This gossip rules our lives and gives us something to talk about when there is a lull in the conversation. We can be very judgmental and cruel when someone else’s secret comes out, but when our own is on the table, the tides quickly turn. 


Scandal... love triangle...bigamy...with Italian Goddess Sophia Loren...read below to find out more...

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