Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Booties began as a street trend and were quickly picked up by designers. Variations on yesterday's ankle boot, they are a cross between a shoe and a low boot, more closely resembling a shoe that is cut a little higher. Heels can be chunky, platform or stiletto steep. There are menswear inspired lace-up oxfords, (try ribbons as laces), ruched suede pointy-toe and peep-toe versions, (especially modern teamed with opaque tights). Textured leathers are big. Dark purple seems to be the leading color and will certainly give an edge to your outfit, but we think you'll get more mileage from black or brown. Nordstrom's, as always, offers all the varieties of this trend. We love the Marc Jacobs oxford and the Mizrahi for Target black patent version is cute, too, (at $39.00,very affordable)! If you have gorgeous, model-thin legs, add opaque tights, and wear them with skirts or dresses. With pants or slim jeans, (never baggy), these boots add style and ease to your morning dressing.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
We recommend keeping it trimmed and well groomed. Of course short cropped hair has a definite je ne sais quois as well. We just don’t want you to think that there aren't choices. Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme or Frederic Fekkai Glossing Cream will add control and restore a healthy shine.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
When you are young, you can transform your style daily. So many choices, so little time! One day you can be Bohemian, layered with exotic fabrics and jewelry or an interesting mix of different elements. The next day, you can channel a Romantic heroine with velvets, capes and wild curls. Or you can create your own mix of all the trends, start a trend of your own, and still look adorable. When you are older, "adorable" isn't the image you may want to convey. After so much experimenting, it is time to define your style with a signature look.
Celebrities are good at this. Consider the Modern Classic, which requires careful editing. Diane Sawyer and Lauren Bacall have made this look their own. It remains timeless. Lauren Hutton and Katherine Hepburn have put a feminine twist on a natural, outdoorsy menswear look, which is constantly being reinterpreted by . Always surprising, this style can be personalized with the addition of quirky accessories so that it is never boring. Diane Keaton has a confidence that makes it possible for her to own a style that is many times, over the top, but is consistently interesting and flattering to her. By now, we can look in our closets and see a direction our choices have taken. Continue on your own path. You can be your own version of Coco, Audrey, or Jackie. With close editing and consideration of new updates each season, you won’t long to wear clothes that look fabulous on your daughter. You will look perfectly, gorgeously like yourself.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
from the Bumble and Bumble site:
"Hair powders add sexy va-va volume, extend the life of a blow-dry by absorbing excess oil and provide a dry texture that keeps pins and clips from slipping (so styles stay put). The shades enhance or shift hair color – these fantastic (and fun) forms of temporary color can be used to blend away roots between color appointments (Hallelujah!)."
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Hip, Hip Beret!..
Since we were just thinking of Paris yesterday, we thought we might mention the beret. As ubiquitous as aviator sunglasses, the beret offers a way to keep your head warm and take your style up a notch. Although they are a constant presence in fashion, some years berets are more visible on the street than others. This is a beret year! A tweed beret, in neutral colors, is available at Banana Republic. Kangol, the quintessential hat maker, offers the Modelaine, a classic, yet shower-proof beret, in eight colors, www.kangolstore.com. Berets can be stuffed in your purse and pulled down over your ears on an unexpectedly windy day. This is a hat that will stay put and not blow away! They are way to add color to your winter wardrobe, or you can stick with black for a bit of mystery.
Monday, September 22, 2008
A Writer's Paris, by Eric Maisel, will have you longing to take a chance, as will two websites: www.escapeartist.com and www.fusac.fr/en. But it doesn't have to be Paris, or travel abroad. Taking a chance requires that you step outside your comfort zone. "...throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
We are walkers. It is, they say, one of the healthiest of exercises, but that isn’t why we do it. Walking may make our bones strong, but it also strengthens our resolve. A form of meditation, it is a way to let go and just be. We begin our walk with a head full of clutter; random thoughts, worries, and as our gait picks up, we breathe, notice the change of seasons, hear the birds, the crickets drowning them out, and a shift takes place. We feel more grounded. No Walkman for us. It is a distraction. There is too much to see. We set out and keep going. Some of our best walks are the most unpredictable ones, a walk through a town on a snowy night, on a beach in winter after the crowds are gone, or through a city, having no set destination.
There are no age limits or equipment requirements other than a good pair of walking shoes. We know an eighty-three year old mother of twelve who has been walking eight miles every day since her youth and still looks amazing in slim dresses and tall stiletto boots. She carries a love of life that, we think, can be attributed in part to her daily ritual. Our dogs are happy, too, when we take them with us on our walk. They slow us down, stopping to investigate every smell, but we are learning from them. We are enjoying the moment.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
- Cathy Horyn, The New York Times
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Right before you need to color your hair and the roots or the dreaded gray is showing, just grab an eye shadow that is very close to your hair color and with a little brush apply where needed. The eye shadow works like magic and actually has staying power. It will help you get by until you can color your hair. There are wonderful products out there for root touch ups but this little trick works in a pinch!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Notorious is the introduction of a new elegance in fragrance, a sophisticated change from the recent emphasis on young and sweet scents. Wearing it, you are transported to a cafe in Paris. You are waiting, in your slim black dress and peep toe pumps, for Bogey to appear. It is a captivating mix of deep black currant, bright bergamot, chocolate cosmos and patchouli musk. Be careful that your perfume does not arrive before you do. Just a touch on your pulse points so the allure is “up close and personal”.