The CPW Concept For Dressing + “A GREAT Broadway Show”

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CPW stands for Cost Per Wearing

CPW = The Price Of The Item Divided By The Number Of Times You Wear It

This is one of the most interesting concepts I learned in my Image Consulting training 2 decades ago. The idea is to get the most you can for your money.

It pays to choose items of clothing and, especially, accessories you use often – e.g., a brief case or shoes or glass frames, if you wear glasses, that may be on the expensive side, but will last a long time and look well with many of your pieces of clothing. Obviously, you’ll want to get the best piece for your money: i.e., The best piece that you’ll enjoy and wear over and over again.

For men: Buy the most expensive business suit you can! Keep it simple. Make it look different on different days by adding a pocket square or changing your tie. For women: Similarly, buy the best suit you can afford and add a different piece of costume jewelry or a scarf when you wear it again. You can rotate the scarves and jewelry and people won’t notice that you’re wearing the same thing often..

Of course, you can’t spend what you don’t have – but do get the best item you possibly can. NOTE: It pays to have fewer good pieces than a closet full of clothes you’ll throw away after a year or two.


  Bobbie Horowitz Productions, Inc.

I feel compelled to let you know about a Broadway Show I saw this week. Again, I am not a reviewer and I’m in no way affiliated with the production, other than being a friend of Pat Addiss, one of the producers. When she asked me to see it I told her that I wouldn’t talk about it unless I found the experience was something I felt compelled to share. I originally saw it Off- Broadway at The Promenade Theater in 1989 – and was surprised at how much it moved me. I thought it would be interesting to see the present pair of performers in it and I’m so glad I accepted my friend’s offer!

If you’ve never seen a production of “Love Letters” and you can get to NYC I highly suggest you see it. It’s an amazing play and when acted well is riveting! This was acted incredibly well and compelled the packed house to be with it. I can usually tell where the “audience’s mind” is. That’s one instinct I can say I have and it’s benefitted me when I’ve produced theater. I’m sure that anyone in the house the night I saw the show would agree with me that the audience was with these riveting performers. I have a feeling that, if I saw this produciton several times, I’d take away new thoughts, about what the characters were experiencing each time I’d see it.

I don’t want to say that “no other show” has been staged like this because I’m not totally sure about that. I can’t think of one. I won’t tell you more because I don’t want to take from your experience.

I’m writing about this one show in this post because I feel it’s almost different genre from other entertainments and I’d like my readers to be able to experience the tops in all forms of entertainment. I felt an underlying vibration pulling me into the characters lives. I feel that vibration when a great song pulls me into the lives of characters in a musical. It’s a connection that’s stronger than the dialogue.

It takes guts to produce a show that’s this different from the usual, even if it was well received before. The stars names would attract an audience, but the audience has to come out happy or word will get out that it’s “less than”. My positive experience was “more than!”


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