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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts tagged ‘Christine Eddy’
Posted: April 4th, 2014

PEPLUM22April showers us with fun flowers — and lots of them! InStyle has some cute ideas for floral fashions. This is my peplum top, under $20, from Dots.

Urban outfitters shoesThese Vans kicks are $55 from Urban Outfitters.

SarahOn Sunday, check out Her Times. Christine Eddy shares stylish rain gear ideas modeled by Erie Times-News online reporter Sarah Stemen and photographed by a award-winning photojournalist Andy Colwell. Here’s a peek at the cover.

The dress below is from Polyamide-elastane, and it’s $380 at millyny.com. Check out more styles at InStyle.

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Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one. 

 

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Posted: September 1st, 2013
From left: Linda Stevenson, left, of Fairview Township, speaks during an Athena committee meeting as fellow committee members Kristine Rilling, of McKean, Kelly Byers, of Erie, and Nicole Massari, of Millcreek Township, listen at Moore Research in Millcreek Township on Aug. 19.  ANDY COLWELL/

From left: Linda Stevenson speaks during an Athena committee meeting as fellow committee members Kristine Rilling, Kelly Byers and Nicole Massari listen. ANDY COLWELL/

Every issue of Her Times is inspiring, and we always have more than we can pack into any issue. Here’s some of the fun stuff we couldn’t get in.

At left is a photo of some of the terrific women involved in Athena. I’ve had the pleasure to serve on a planning committee with them, and what a blast. When I meet young, motivated, awe-inspiring women, I often think “Boy, I wasn’t that sure of myself at that age.” Glad the next generation is so confident.

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Christine Eddy — photo by Andy Colwell.

Christine Eddy modeled this adorable outfit from her own closet, but we just didn’t have room to get it in the magazine. I want those Naughty Monkey shoes of hers. I wanted them last year, too. I am getting some or something similar. Must have shoes. Must have MORE shoes.

Pa conference on womenWe are running this in our next issue, but it’s so big — soooo big — you need to hear it now.

Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver the keynote address at 2013 Conference for Women in Philadelphia on November 1. Madeleine Albright, America’s first woman Secretary of State, will also speak. It’s guaranteed to be sold out — it’s only $165 — so visit these websites for more info and reservations: www.paconferenceforwomen.org,  www.twitter.com/#!/PennWomen www.facebook.com/paconferenceforwomen or e-mail jwright@conferenceforwomen.org.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom of three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: July 26th, 2013

Pantone fallThanks to Her Times fashion writer, Christine Eddy, we get a peek at fall colors. The mix is vivid, vibrant and rich but includes some nice neutrals.

The chart at left is from Pantone, and if you click on it, it will take you to the 4-minute video Pantone released that includes designer styles in 10 colors: Linden green, emerald, Mykonos blue, acai, samba, koi, deep lichen green, carafe, vivacious and turbulence. Designers in the video — it’s worth every second of the four minutes — include Tommy Hilfiger, BCBG, Rachel Ray and Nicole Miller among others.

Happy Friday, everyone. It’s hard to believe fall is coming around the corner, but it is, and we have to be styling!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: July 5th, 2013

dress2If you think that all the new geometric patterns aren’t for you, don’t be too hasty. Wait till you see Erie’s Christine Eddy in a colorful geometric pattern skirt in Her Times on Sunday — she looks awesome! The patterns can be small or large and they can look great — and slimming. So, don’t count them out before you try them on. Here are a few adorable styles –

The colorblock poplin dress at left is $69.95 from eShaktian online retailer that offers customized tailoring of any item — change the neckline, sleeve or hem, or tweak the measurements for a a more flattering fit. Check out the link below for details on how to customize for $7.50:

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The colorful pattern print dress below is $150 from Muse. Founded in 1999, Muse is sold at Nordstrom, Macys, Lord & Taylor, Dillards and specialty boutique stores around the country. To see more great styles, check out Her Times on Sunday.

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Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: May 30th, 2013

VMA logoWhere did four decades go, and how did they slip away so quickly? This summer, the Villa Maria Academy class of 1973 celebrates its 40th reunion.

In the past couple of weeks, I have seen and heard from a lot of folks from my class. Some I see on Facebook. I ran into Marilyn McLaughlin Gallagher in Walmart. She will forever be the mayor of the Munchkin City to me, in the county of the land of Oz. She played the character in a play I directed when our junior class presented a Villa Maria version of the Wizard of Oz.  Or maybe she was the coroner.

Our Oz story concentrated on “no place like Villa.” We substituted plain brown loafers for ruby slippers — we were pretty stuck on plain brown loafers in those days, and by “we,” I mean the uniform police under the jurisdiction of the good sisters of St. Joseph. Our class was blessed with a uniform of heather blue skirts, cardigan sweaters that buttoned to the chin and matching knee socks. For dress day, we wore suit jackets, jewel neckline blouses that buttoned up the back and plain stockings.

We were blessed because the class ahead of us had invested in brown tweed skirts and sweaters. Not many girls looked good in brown tweed skirts with white Peter Pan collar blouses and plain brown cardigans. Even Mr. Rogers wore red, and his had a flashy zipper.

I often drove my car — a 1965 Chevy Bel Air — over the double-lane sidewalk that connected to the West Erie Plaza to the VMA parking lot. It was a big sidewalk and a perfect shortcut because waiting for the light on Pittsburgh Avenue or trying to gain entrance into the parking lot via a left-hand turn from West Eighth Street could take minutes — many minutes, precious minutes. I made a movie of one of those rides, and poles were promptly installed in that driveway, rather sidewalk. I think they are still there.

I haven’t attended reunion events in a very long time. But when the Party on the Patio kicks up on July 19, I will be there to share memories of Sports Days, Oz and listen to the laughter of women who are still my closest friends. A 1973 group will also gather at the beach on July 6.

Some of the best advice I ever received came at our commencement (where we all wore white dresses — try finding one of those when 100 plus other girls are looking for one). The speaker advised, “Make new friends; keep the old. One is silver, the other gold.” Thanks to the Scouts for the message, I have plenty of silver and gold to cherish. Here’s to the Villa Victors.

If you need info on a class reunion at Prep or Villa, visit www.prep-villa.com.  Thanks to my pal, Christine Eddy at Villa for all the updates.

Pam Parker, a proud graduate of Villa Maria Academy, is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three and stepmom to three.

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Posted: March 22nd, 2013

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Guest blogger Christine Eddy never lets a fashion opportunity get away. She shared her latest fashion find:

“Who says you can’t look fashionable while working out?  As a fitness fashionista, I was on the prowl to find some “fun” workout gloves that weren’t masculine looking.  I came across these divaish animal print gloves, which will take your workout to another level and unleash your inner beast.

Femmefitalefitness.com offers the gloves for $24.99 a pair.  They come in leopard or zebra print.  They are fierce and are perfect for lifting weights or kickboxing. Show up to class wearing these gloves to be spotted immediately. Go after your prey to keeping them running for miles.

If animal print isn’t your thing, there is some good news…they are also available in an array of bright colors with Swarovski crystals embellished on them.  One thing is certain…they will put some sparkle in your fitness routine. Femme Fitale Fitness gloves will have you training like an animal and earning your stripes while adding “bling to your swing.” – Christine Eddy

Christine got me looking for gloves, and I found that Femme Fitale also has golf gloves, and to take the Swarovski crystal bling up a notch, I found helmets for motorcycling, cycling, horseback riding, and skiing at Extravaganzi.com. Want more? Sparkle on with a $375 helmet at bling4divas.com (far left below) or check out the discoball helmet on sale for $999 at bikersblingonline.com.

helmet helmet 2Pam Parker is the mom of three, stepmom of three, GramPam to one and editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: December 7th, 2012
These are a few of the women who shared their fun and fave holiday outfits with us in Her Times last Sunday. Read it all here. These ladies know how to sparkle! They add color and some special jewelry — often with family significance — to their outfits. If you need some ideas for holiday dressing, check out each woman’s special style by clicking right here on  ”Our Favorite Things,” a story suggested by Christine Eddy.

Pictured from left: Mabel Howard, Valerie Weaver, Erica Jackson, Lili Morton, Sonya Byes and Trina Baldwin. You’ll also hear from Holly Waychoff, Christine Eddy,  Marnie Mead and me — pictured below.

 

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one. 

 

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