Retail Titan Terry Lundgren Loves Tucson

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I had the privilege of interviewing former Macy’s CEO and UA grad Terry Lundgren this month for an upcoming article in BizTucson magazine. Lundgren’s story is an incredible one. He led Macy’s for 14 years, bringing one of the country’s largest retail companies to its highest revenues in 2015, before retiring in 2018. Vogue editor Anna Wintour and designers Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Tory Burch are just a few who have lauded his efforts in the fashion industry. And he is genuinely a good guy. Lundgren once worked at The Solarium in Tucson, shucking oysters! He has also brought retail giants here for the last several years to talk winning strategy through his Global Retail Conference. “All that happened while I was at the University of Arizona meant everything to me,” he told me. Hope you will read the entire story in the Spring issue of BizTucson!

Oscar’s Best Looks 2019

I was kinda disappointed with the Oscar dresses last night! The ones the celebs wore to the Vanity Fair party were SO much better! Maybe it was because the entire night just seemed a little, blah. Can Jimmy Kimmel come back, please?

I did like the Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper duet, although it was a tad scandalous in front of his model girlfriend? Here are my fave looks of the night. By the way, is it not annoying how perfect JLo is? She doesn’t drink, she doesn’t eat sugar, she always has one of the best looks of the night. She must have some vice!

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The Gown is from Walmart

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Before you scoff, it’s true. Walmart.com carries evening gowns. You may have read that Walmart.com is going after Amazon and doing all in its power to stock as many and varied items as the company that made Jeff Bezos the master of the world. Well, that includes formal dresses. And before you get all judgy, let me list some of the brands that you will find: Parker, Tadashi Shoji, Teri Jon, Lanvin and Marchesa Notte! Um Ya! So, don’t say you can’t find a gown when there are many creative places besides Nordstrom, Dillard’s and the other usual suspects to find that special dress!

Pajama Top as Blouse

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This is a brilliant idea and don’t let your laughing teenagers derail you! I wore such a look today (and did not let my laughing teens derail me lol). Not only is it the most comfortable top ever, you can pair a satin or cotton pajama top with a skirt or with jeans, dress it up with jewelry and heels or dress it down with loose hair and low-key shoes. If it’s good enough for Emily Ratajkowski, it’s good enough for me!

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