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  • Food and Things

    I have been getting many questions about vinegar these days. With so many preservatives in prepared dressings, Balsamic vinegar is a great alternative!!  “It kind of makes my face crinkle just to think about vinegar,” a sports model told me. Well, I have the answer so keep reading. First of all, we are not talking ...

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  • Color Code

    What Color Should You Wear? See what color suits you best. We’re talking about the color that is closest to your face like sweaters and Ts. —Blondes with Blue or Green Eyes Earth tones such as browns, golds, yellows, and greens are a natural way to go with this coloring. —Brunettes or Blondes with Pinkish Skin Tone Pastels—whether pink, ...

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  • Finding the Right Photographer

    Often, I get asked this burning question: “How do I find the right photographer?“. Well, this question does not have one solid answer. In fact, the “right” photographer could be different for everyone. Today, I have decided to answer that question by example and highlight a set of photographers whose work, I believe, is extraordinary.  There are ...

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  • Introducing… KRIS + ERIK

    In today’s spotlight is New York photographers Kris + Erik. This dynamic duo caught our eyes here at Just Ask Marlene for the simplistic and stunning nature behind every shot. Kris Lou is a dynamic fashion photographer using her visual voice to challenge the status quo.  She believes life imitates art, and inspiration is everywhere. Her ...

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  • FIT TO BE A MODEL

    As a follow up to my recent post about being In Size, there is a part of the modeling world that involves the models specific measurements.  It is referred to as FIT MODELING.   A fit model is a person who is used by a fashion designer or clothing manufacturer to check the fit, drape and ...

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  • IN SIZE / OUT OF SIZE – a private JAM TALK with Sylvia

    I recently had a JAM TALK with Sylvia – who has three boys, a 3, 5 and a 10-year-old and she is going to be one busy lady. In the kid’s world of clothing, age usually age translates to size and 3, 5 and 10 are what in the business we refer to as in size. ...

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  • JAM Talk: One on one via FaceTime and Skype!

    JAM (Just Ask Marlene) one on one via FaceTime and Skype! In an effort to meet the overwhelming demand by parents and teens who have requested a chance to consult with Marlene, she has created one-on-one JAM Talk.  For a limited time, there is a chance to chat with Marlene in the privacy of your own ...

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  • What is the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year and why do we care?

    I love Fashion Week in New York. Twice a year, everyone who's anyone in the fashion world pulls out their very best outfits, it-bags and sunglasses-of-the-moment and gathers to check out the hottest new items for next season. It's totally impossible trying to get a cab and finding time for all the shows and after-parties. But all the drama fades away on first glance of the amazing clothes coming down the runway.

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  • A Primer – Fashion Week’s Power Players

    There are four types of people that make or break a fashion show – find out who they are.

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