Sunday, December 25, 2011
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
IT DOESN’T FIT….
No kidding…unless you are buying your clothes “sur mesure” or you are the universal clone size, some clothes that would be otherwise absolutely stunning won’t be without a tuck here, a dart there or some alteration.
Every designer and every woman who appreciates style knows not to underestimate the value of a good tailor.
REALLY, all kidding and cliché’s aside, I recently went shopping with my mother, yes mother. She tried on both a leather blazer and a suit that were nice but I was less than impressed…until she let the tailor (this store had one on site) take a look.
The result was transforming…. both to her appearance and my perspective. I never imagined the difference a few minor alterations could make, let alone the value of a timeless piece that becomes a style chameleon with an accessory or make up change.
In the photo she is wearing the blazer and the pants from the suit with one of our flea market treasures…. a Dries Van Noten scarf.
I am now a convert and from now on my “prêt a porter” finds will selectively come under the tailor’s scrutiny for that little extra transforming je ne sais quoi.
As to the accessory magic, more to come on that one…. stay tuned!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
It may not be the most fashionable thing on everyone’s mind right now but how about considering cleaning out the closet and taking some very special items to those in need…the high school junior who can’t go to the holiday formal because dad got laid off and there is no money for a dress…
Or perhaps that blazer you really never will wear because it never will fit you and there is a young mom who just got her GED but has nothing to wear for an interview for a job that is hers for the asking...
Or someone with special needs who isn’t feeling very special at this time of year….
Or maybe even take a little of that cash you planned on burning for items that are going to be re gifted anyway and choose someone or some organization all by yourself and GIVE….Now that’s the holiday party spirit….
Here are a few organizations just for starters….you can find some on your own too!!
The Devereux Foundation
Women to Work
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Homes for our Troops
Books for Soldiers
THE LIST IS ENDLESS….