and, my fashion philosophy

September 10, 2013

I remember walking into work one day in my newly purchased second-hand threads, when the art director looked in my direction and said, “That’s so five seasons ago.” “And?”  I replied, more of a statement than a question. Never one to...

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Dear Friends & Fellow Seekers,

September 9, 2013

Welcome to Model Behaviors, an interactive lifestyle space that has been a dream of mine in the making ever since I was a little girl and started keeping a diary. I remember those summers before my sixteenth birthday—the year when...

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8 rules for dating the independent man

August 13, 2013

Today’s post turns the tables, and these rules may surprise you. My last advice post, 8 Rules for Dating the Independent Woman, really struck a chord with readers. To recap, the rules ranged from thinking outside the typical...

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8 rules for dating the independent woman

July 16, 2013

She’s the Bugatti of the dating world, and there aren’t too many men who can handle her. Dear Toni,  I’m a single dad returning to the dating game after a five-year marriage. I recently had my forty-second birthday, and with two...

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shiny ball syndrome

May 22, 2013

A tricky arrangement and a wandering eye. Read on for the symptoms of Shiny Ball Syndrome (SBS). Dear Toni, I’ve been seeing this guy for six weeks now, and I’ve finally had enough with a certain annoying habit. He’s not texting other...

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the cohabitation quandary

April 9, 2013

Moving in before marriage? Read this before you start packing. Dear Toni, I’m having problems with my girlfriend. We’ve been together for two years, and she’s ready to get engaged. As for me, I still don’t know if she’s ‘the one.’ If...

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now? wait? or something in between?

March 5, 2013

Our stylish relationship column continues today, with a new twist on the classic waiting game. Read on for Toni’s candid advice on virginity and vote in today’s poll. Dear Toni, I’m a sophomore at a small parochial school, and I’m...

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ladies, is your look turning him off?

January 30, 2013

For a dating comeback, we advise a new style strategy. Dear Toni,  My best friend is going through a sudden and nasty divorce. This took me by surprise, but I’m comforted by the fact that this amazing woman will surely find love again...

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