Fashion isn’t for the faint of heart

We can’t all sing like Blake, but we can sure try to look like him, and today’s Living section has a few tips to help you get started.

But don’t get carried away. In fashion, there’s a fine line between Blake Lewis and Kevin Federline, and judging by the bouncer’s reaction at the karaoke club, we crossed it. No wonder Mom wouldn’t let us dress ourselves.

Speaking of fashion, Wal-Mart is scaling back its ambitions to be trendier, reducing the number of stores carrying a line of women’s clothing because of slow sales ( It was the second such rollback in recent years.

“You’re not going to get someone to think about dressing up for dinner tonight at Cafe Pierre while they’re inside a Wal-Mart,” commented analyst Richard Hastings, who is unlikely to receive a warm welcome from a Wal-Mart greeter ever again.

One more thing about clothes: A smuggler in Egypt probably wished he’d packed clothing instead of filling his suitcase with endangered tortoises


He was caught with them after seeming overly impatient to get his luggage after a flight from Libya to Rome. Of course, he won’t need to worry about clothing again for a while, since probably all he’ll be wearing is an orange jumpsuit.

— Katie Mayer, Herald staff

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