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Deborah Cox Describes ‘The Bodyguard’ Musical Role As A ‘Dream Of A Lifetime’

The musical theatre adaptation of Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated film, “The Bodyguard” will make its North American debut with its Fall 2016 national tour.

The award-winning musical, which premiered at London’s Adelphi Theatre in Dec. 2012, will star Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron (previously played by X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke) and directed by British theatre director Thea Sharrock.

Cox is keeping busy this summer. In addition to the announcement of her new musical gig, she is prepping the Summer release of her forthcoming album “Work Of Art,” and currently stars in a musical based on of the life of Josephine Baker. Cox will also co-host the Clear Channel Spectacolor’s simulcast of the 2015 Tony Awards on June 7.

In an exclusive statement to The Huffington Post, the multi-talented Canadian native says she is excited about her involvement in all three projects.

“I am honored to be chosen to co-host and perform with Justin Guarini for The Tony Awards in Times Square simulcast event,” she wrote.

“I am also honored to represent two of the most iconic and historic women of the 20th century with the Broadway bound ‘Josephine’ project and now the ‘Bodyguard.’ As a performing artist, it’s a dream of a lifetime to now have an opportunity to not only sing, but to also feature my acting and dancing talents. What a blessing!”

Additional casting and tour cities for “The Bodyguard” will be announced at a later date.

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Deborah Lindquist: The Metallic Wedding Gown: A Regal Wedding Trend

By Deborah Lindquist

One of the most glamorous trends in weddings today is metallic wedding gowns. While the thought of considering a metallic wedding gown may bring up visions of bad disco dressing back in the Studio 54 days or blinding pageant dresses, the high fashion/glamorous version of today is a subtle metallic sheen.

Even more beautiful as the days shorten and the less intense fall/winter sun is upon us, the subtle shimmer of a metallic gown is glamorous and romantic. And just as a woman’s preferences of wedding rings and jewelry range from choices of platinum, yellow gold, or rose gold, so can her choice of metallics in her wedding gown.

A Gold Gown
The subtle gold sheen in this two-piece vintage metallic lace and metallic silk organza mermaid gown is an elegant yet understated option. Just a hint of pale gold makes this gown unique. Worn with gold jewelry and a simple, sophisticated updo, the result is a beautifully romantic and body conscious wedding look.

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A Pewter Gown
Should your preferences in jewelry tend toward the coolness of white gold and platinum, a grey-toned gown may be the perfect choice. With the grandness of a ballgown, this labradorite beaded, vintage metallic lace and pewter silk taffeta gown has a subtle, cool silvery sheen. Complimented by a dramatic take on the traditional bridal veil, the asymmetric headpiece/veil can be worn wrapped around the shoulders or left trailing down the back. And carrying a vintage brooch bouquet is a creative way to incorporate sentimental pieces of jewelry into your wedding day look.

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A Rose Gold Gown
If you see the world through rose-colored glasses, a rose gold or copper-toned gown is a perhaps unusual but perfect choice. The pink hue of rose gold is not only pretty, it’s a new standout in wedding rings and jewelry, and flattering on many skin tones. As brides veer away from the traditional white gown to their own choices reflecting their personality and lifestyle, a rose gold gown is a beautiful option for an autumn-themed wedding. Reflecting the colors of the fall season, the metallic sequins and beads on this vintage lace and silk taffeta gown are what give this bustle-back gown its shimmer. Wear rose gold jewelry, keep the hair understated and sophisticated, and you have an unusually elegant wedding look.

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For a glamorously regal take on wedding gowns, consider dressing in the subtle sheen of gold, pewter, or rose gold on your wedding day.

All photos by Kay Greenwood.

As one of America’s most sought after environmentally conscious designers, Deborah Lindquist creates exquisite apparel out of a mix of “reincarnated” and new Earth-friendly fabrics, such as cashmere, hemp and bamboo. Lindquist’s avant-garde apparel has been showcased in numerous publications including Elle, In Style, Lucky, WWD, Vibe, People, Brides and Maxim. You can also catch her one-of-a-kind pieces during episodes of Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked and Access Hollywood’s Hollywood Green. She has dressed trendsetters such as Rihanna, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Keisha Cole and Jessica Alba. Check out her press page and blog to learn more about Deborah.
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Deborah Lindquist: The New Summer Trend: Pattern Play

By Deborah Lindquist

While last year was the year of the stripe, spring/summer 2014 has introduced a new trend, the year of the print.

As we know, sometimes trends appear, flutter round a bit and die, while others seem to take the world by storm. If you hadn’t already noticed, prints are everywhere. Graphic, retro, artistic, romantic, you name it. They are all here, sometimes worn in combination with each other, and creating a big stir.

With so many options, where to start and what to choose? Your personality, color of your skin and hair, your lifestyle are certainly factors. Pale girls might choose a subtle print that doesn’t overpower their complexion and hair color while girls with a darker skin tone and/or vivid hair colors can rock a print with more pop. Choosing the right print is about balance. The print should enhance your beauty, not distract from it.

Subtle tones
A feminine retro girl with pale skin might choose a floral pattern such as the 1040’s romantic floral on this bustier. The subtle tones compliment her skin tone while offering a pop of color to make the print interesting and fun. Pairing a colorful print with a neutral toned skirt such as this vintage parachute skirt keeps the look unique and on trend without becoming overwhelming.

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Photo by Autumn Stankay, Skysight Photography

Big versus allover prints
If an allover print is just not your thing, a larger artistic image or an applique such as the lilies on this applique cashmere sweater could be a great choice. Prints can found as big as you can imagine or small, mellow and subtle. With that in mind, the sweater with the spaced- out lilies would look great worn with a dress made of a fabric similar to the curtain fabric behind it, just in case you change your mind about the allover idea.

In mixing prints, keep in mind the mix needs to be relatable in some way, (such as similar colors) to keep your look from becoming too busy. Or crazy.

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Photo by Autumn Stankay, Skysight Photography

Graphic prints
The race for space in the 1960s brought us not only the technology for space travel, but a new and inspiring influence in textile design. Graphic prints such as the vintage 1960s print on this bustier were abundant at that time and are today translated into the current graphic pattern trend we’re seeing in fashion. With a print as bold, colorful and vivid as this, the best way to wear it is with something black, maybe easy black trousers. I’m sure we an all have those in our closets!

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Photo by Autumn Stankay, Skysight Photography

Jump in and indulge in a little pattern play this summer–you’ll be glad that you did!

As one of America’s most sought after environmentally conscious designers, Deborah Lindquist creates exquisite apparel out of a mix of “reincarnated” and new Earth-friendly fabrics, such as cashmere, hemp and bamboo. Lindquist’s avant-garde apparel has been showcased in numerous publications including Elle, In Style, Lucky, WWD, Vibe, People, Brides and Maxim. You can also catch her one-of-a-kind pieces during episodes of Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked and Access Hollywood’s Hollywood Green. She has dressed trendsetters such as Rihanna, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Keisha Cole and Jessica Alba. Check out her press page and blog to learn more about Deborah.
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Deborah Lippmann Tip Toe Through The Tulips Nail Polish

Deborah Lippmann Tip Toe Through The Tulips Nail Polish


A sorbet for all skin tones-this delectable hue melts over nails for a peachy cream finish.
List Price: $ 18.00
Price: $ 18.00

Deborah Lindquist: Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Fashion

By Deborah Lindquist

Where would we be without love?

A Valentine’s Day celebration can be as simple as a little heart-shaped candy containing the message “Be Mine” or as dramatic as a proposal for marriage. No matter what the day brings, it’s a day to celebrate love, the most powerful force on the planet.

For whatever date night festivities you have planned, what you wear on Valentine’s Day should make you feel lovely and lovable. Because the truth is, you are. So, what to wear?

Be feminine.
A little cleavage couldn’t hurt. Try a bustier, even if it’s new for you. A little lift here, a little nip there, and you automatically feel sexier. Not only do bustiers enhance your assets, they urge you to stand up straight, just like Mom told you to do. This vintage kimono bustier with embroidered flowers is elegant and sexy, and is a great choice for a romantic date night.

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Photo by Chika Okazumi

Try a red lip and a bare shoulder.
A wrap will offer you some warmth (because it’s still winter, after all) but letting it slip off one shoulder adds that bit of je ne sais quoi. This reincarnated cashmere ruffled wrap is a good option. Worn over a red beaded bustier with a red lip, you’ll look absolutely huggable. And kissable.

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Photo by Barry Druxman

Experiment with red if you’re planning “The Date.”
How much love can you fit into one day? Millions of couples get engaged on Valentine’s Day. And many more choose it as their wedding date. So if you’re planning a Valentine’s Day wedding, why not wear red? This red hemp/silk and vintage lace gown would be beautiful and dramatic for your nuptuals.

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Photo by Anjani Lynn White

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. May your day be filled with LOVE.

As one of America’s most sought after environmentally conscious designers, Deborah Lindquist creates exquisite apparel out of a mix of “reincarnated” and new Earth-friendly fabrics, such as cashmere, hemp and bamboo. Lindquist’s avant-garde apparel has been showcased in numerous publications including Elle, In Style, Lucky, WWD, Vibe, People, Brides and Maxim. You can also catch her one-of-a-kind pieces during episodes of Lifetime’s How to Look Good Naked and Access Hollywood’s Hollywood Green. She has dressed trendsetters such as Rihanna, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton, Keisha Cole and Jessica Alba. Check out her press page and blog to learn more about Deborah.
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Ilie Wacs And Deborah Strobin, Holocaust Survivors, Search For SS Officer Alois, Who Saved Their Family On Kristallnacht

Ilie Wacs and Deborah Strobin will never forget the terror they felt as they hid inside their apartment in Austria while the sound of Nazi boots drew closer on November 9th and 10th in 1938. They didn’t make a sound on the fateful night of Kristallnacht, known to many Jews as “The Night of Broken Glass,” but their silence wasn’t the only reason that they and their family were spared from the violence.

Their deliverance came in an unexpected form — that of a young Nazi SS officer named Alois, who worked for their father, Mortiz Wachs, at his tailoring business in Vienna. Alois alerted the Wachs of the upcoming pogrom, and urged them to leave Austria before August 31, 1939, which was the day before Germany invaded Poland and World War II broke out.

Wacs, who was eleven at the time, recalls how Alois’ protection helped them remain safe on Kristallnacht in the book, “An Uncommon Journey,” that he co-authored with his sister, Deborah Strobin:

Alois came to our house. His tone was quite grave, and he convinced Papa that something terrible was going to happen. I could tell it was dangerous for him even to be seen in our home. He told Papa, “Gather your family tonight. Tell them to come here. Keep everyone inside. You will not be touched.”

Our building did not have an elevator, only stone steps. I stood inside the door, and I heard hobnail boots coming up, click, click, click, and click. I heard men’s voices. I heard the boots stop at our door, and then I heard them move on. They never even knocked. We were passed over. We were shielded by Alois. We were saved.

The family managed to escape into Italy, then to Shanghai, and the siblings now reside in New York City. They’ve recounted their family history in their book, “An Uncommon Journey,” but one question remains unanswered– what happened to Alois? Wacs and Strobin are on a mission to find him with the little information that they have, so they can honor him with the title of “Righteous Gentile.”

Wacs told The Huffington Post that if he found Alois or his descendants, “I would thank him for saving our lives.” He continued, “To me, it is somewhat of a mystery why a person would be willing to sacrifice his family– because that was what was at stake! But some people did it. If we do find him, he would deservedly be one of the Righteous Gentiles.”

He shared more thoughts about his experience, remarking that many people ask him questions about what he thinks is the moral of the story.

In response, Wacs said, “There is no moral. Life is random. Survival is primarily a matter of luck. We survived because of that man, but if that man hadn’t been around, we wouldn’t have survived. It’s difficult to draw moral conclusions.”

Recalling how he and his family stayed alive, Wacs commented, “The only thing I keep saying, is that the only thing you can do in situations like that, is to be optimistic.”

The siblings will share their story on November 10th at the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, marking the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. This follows an art opening on Thursday, November 7th, at the Museum of Tolerance New York, which will host a month-long showing of Wac’s artwork. The exhibit, “A Gathering Storm: The Vienna Papers, 1938” is a collection that draws inspiration from the official documents associated with their lives and identities.

See family photos as well as selected art from Wacs here:

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