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Secret Agent Style for your Mission Impossible Date

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In another lifetime, I would have been a spy. Well, probably not—but a girl can dream, right? I can just picture myself in a slinky dress with a dark wig, sitting at a blackjack table and staring down some James Bond lookalike. OK, so maybe I only want to dress like a secret agent. And after watching the new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation trailer, who can blame me? Just look at the chartreuse dress Rebecca Ferguson is wearing while she takes down bad guys. Secret agents get all the good outfits. Which is why I’ve put together four outfits inspired by the very best spy movies or television shows around: Mission Impossible Spy Style 1 by rachelcarterya featuring a wrap…

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Lisa Lieberman captures 1950s nostalgia and noir in All the Wrong Places

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What is it about the 1950s that captures our imaginations? In her first mystery novel, All the Wrong Places (Five Star, March 2015), Lisa Lieberman, an expert on postwar European history, takes inspiration from both the good and the bad of the 1950s: classic cinema and Grace Kelly’s glamour on one hand, and postwar reconstruction and McCarthyism on another. England, June 1953: our narrator, 19-year-old actress Cara Walden, and her half-brother Gray fled Hollywood two years ago. Cara had just given up her baby boy for adoption, while Gray decided that a homosexual screenwriter with Communist leanings would be better off abroad, away from McCarthy’s blacklist. Here in perpetually rainy, foggy London, Cara’s career takes unexpected turns: she fills in…

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