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Working in the trenches of the fashion industry for years.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Dress A Day hits it out of the Ballpark

The blog A Dress a Day's post for Oct 20th You don't have to be Pretty is so right on it hurts.

Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked "female".

Amen sister! I don't know how to link to the post itself, but it's worth digging a bit to find it in the archives. In this world where young women are assaulted in their high school classrooms and no one calls it a hate crime, this post needs to be read and disseminated.

Is it just because I have a teenage daughter? No, but possibly because I was once a teenager, and once considered beautiful. Now I am aging, and not quite so beautiful. I recognize that cloak of invisibility that the older women I knew spoke about.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Is that cuff a piece of jewlry or is it part of the garment? Inquiring minds would like to know.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Another great image of Coco, with her Verdura cuffs, white this time, of course. Since when do we cavort on the Riviera in a long sleeve sweater, long trousers, a turban and fine jewelry? In January perhaps? Wtih the young man to hoist us up - not bad. I can relate to it in a meaningful way. But first I have to work on my pleated cuffed pants pattern.

Here's Ralph Lauren Spring 07, trying to springboard off of Chanel cool, looking good, but not quite making it. He works on the black and white angle, the straw boater, the menswear as womenswear aspect, but somehow his turban misses the boat. There's a lot to love (thank you Ralph!)but I prefer to go back to the source.

Coco Smoko

A great photo, no doubt. There is something to be said for fine black and white film developing. I wonder if a digital photographer could acheive the perfection of this photo? I just want her jewelry! I wouldn't mind the chaise longue either. Yep, she's wearing the black Verdura cuffs.