Archive for the Fashion Category

Suzy Menkes

I’m not sure a lot of folks have heard of her.  But she’s very powerful and really infectious.  I sometimes forget she’s out there with all the Annas, Graces, Corines, and Andrés.  But she’s a delight. Don’t you just feel erudite after listening to that accent – […]

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The Lament of Designer Creativity

Suzy Menkes (fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune), has it right on in her new article, about the lament of the loss of true couture. What she’s talking about is the artistic director(they are no longer called designers) are at the whim of whatever the financial […]

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Croquis

  Croquis – cro·quis [kroh-kee; French kraw-kee] noun, plural cro·quis [-keez; French -kee] a rough preliminary drawing; sketch. And that’s just about says it all – so that’s all for today’s post!!!   No, only kidding. Kristen, one of my subscribers, had an interesting dilemma over the […]

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Inspiration

This is how I like to use inspiration. And then I saw this little close up – I found both of these in the Paris Vogue edition, but in the domestic mags this is what I found for Dolce & Gabbana for fall 2012 Now, I know […]

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Best dressed of the Week – (a la Vogue)

Usually I don’t pay much attention to this stuff because mostly it’s so off-the-wall and so un-pertainable to regular folks lifestyles, that it’s really not worth a look. But not so these days.  We actually have pretty and really beautiful clothing worn and shown.  This article makes […]

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Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

OK – he didn’t call, but that’s my fantasy. I REALLY admire this guy.  Yes, he’s sorta nutty looking and he looks like he wouldn’t invent, discover and paraticularly create anything classic. And let me tell you.  Prima Donna was invented for this guy.  He’s announced when […]

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The Row

….is the name of Mark-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line of clothes.  They’ve now been in the biz about 10 years, and you could say that not only are they still around, but they are making a success of the fashion biz.  It’s almost everyday you get a […]

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Aren’t we lucky?

You know we women really are.  I read this article and thought – how dull it is to dress like a businessman?  (Although they can ad a little life to their wardrobe when they want, and this was NOT the place to experiment – bringing up another […]

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This is NOT a political statement…

….we have enough of that lately, but this is a reality check. It’s a very real look at the cost of fine clothing.  This is to put things in perspective about what good clothing costs, and more importantly to put the appropriate and realistic value on your […]

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Prabal Gurung

This young designer from Nepal is garnering all sorts of accolades by all the right people – IOW, lots of really important folks are wearing his garments.   Click the photo for the article. But what I like about this is a return to more normal and more wearable clothes. […]

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