Two to Tango
Two for One drinks
My Two cents
One for my baby and One for the road…..(makes two!)

Just saying, things are better in twos. Ask Noah.
Or ask the Kristin Van Ogtrop, the editor of Real Simple who allowed me to stand on my soapbox for the second time in her magazine.  Had a few things to say about to keeping it classy with cleavage and almost getting it kind of together at work. 
My favorite tips…..
* twist a scarf around your neck and use a a filler (like baby’s breath for your boobs!)
* wear a bib necklace in lieu of a cami
* if you’re maniacally insistent about the cami, wear a jewel tone. universally flattering
…ended up on the cutting floor. But here’s the final edit!

Two to Tango

Two for One drinks

My Two cents

One for my baby and One for the road…..(makes two!)


Just saying, things are better in twos. Ask Noah.

Or ask the Kristin Van Ogtrop, the editor of Real Simple who allowed me to stand on my soapbox for the second time in her magazine.  Had a few things to say about to keeping it classy with cleavage and almost getting it kind of together at work.

My favorite tips…..

* twist a scarf around your neck and use a a filler (like baby’s breath for your boobs!)

* wear a bib necklace in lieu of a cami

* if you’re maniacally insistent about the cami, wear a jewel tone. universally flattering

…ended up on the cutting floor. But here’s the final edit!


Walking the walk…in kitten heels!

Here is part 2 of Melissa’s Closet Cleanout featured on her blog Speaking Of Fashion.

You can exhale now.

My latest and greatest client is a woman named Melissa.
As I tweeted / facebook-ed(?) earlier, Melissa found me through Style For Hire and interviewed me for her blog Speaking Of Fashion.
The second part of her post included her putting her money where her mouth is. Or, her belt where her waist is (does that even translate?)
Possibly one of the most even-keeled women Ive met, Melissa lit a candle and had me chanting to myself as I struggled over whether to pair a gorgeous Prabal Gurung with booties or nude pumps?

My latest and greatest client is a woman named Melissa.

As I tweeted / facebook-ed(?) earlier, Melissa found me through Style For Hire and interviewed me for her blog Speaking Of Fashion.

The second part of her post included her putting her money where her mouth is. Or, her belt where her waist is (does that even translate?)

Possibly one of the most even-keeled women Ive met, Melissa lit a candle and had me chanting to myself as I struggled over whether to pair a gorgeous Prabal Gurung with booties or nude pumps?

Last year Wells Fargo asked me to conduct a workshop for their Women’s Initiative Seminar. It was an honor. And an excuse to wear my favorite pink dress(!)
The event was co-host by my brilliant friend, Lisa DeCarlo. She’s the one on the mic, looking saucy in her Black Halo dress. Meeeoooooowwwww…..
On my far right is the extraordinary Sherry Wyatt, a guru of Professional Training and Communications. Her book just “dropped” and you can snatch it on Amazon. 
"It Doesn’t Matter What You Know (Unless You Can Communicate What You Know)."
Would I use these techniques in a heated game of Texas Hold ‘em? Prob not. But this tools have been essential in my breezing through the HR interviews to get to the juicy center of Creative Design.

Last year Wells Fargo asked me to conduct a workshop for their Women’s Initiative Seminar. It was an honor. And an excuse to wear my favorite pink dress(!)

The event was co-host by my brilliant friend, Lisa DeCarlo. She’s the one on the mic, looking saucy in her Black Halo dress. Meeeoooooowwwww…..

On my far right is the extraordinary Sherry Wyatt, a guru of Professional Training and Communications. Her book just “dropped” and you can snatch it on Amazon

"It Doesn’t Matter What You Know (Unless You Can Communicate What You Know)."

Would I use these techniques in a heated game of Texas Hold ‘em? Prob not. But this tools have been essential in my breezing through the HR interviews to get to the juicy center of Creative Design.

fraserarchitecture:

Lego Bombing
So, this is a thing.  A great thing!  I love how people can put a lot of work into some extraordinary & wonderful random things.

Can we use this in apparel as well? The damages those pesky moths cause may have inspired a movement, after all. 

fraserarchitecture:

Lego Bombing

So, this is a thing.  A great thing!  I love how people can put a lot of work into some extraordinary & wonderful random things.

Can we use this in apparel as well? The damages those pesky moths cause may have inspired a movement, after all. 

Reblogged from ideas for cities

Bottega Veneta Spring 2013.

Oh Tomas, you clever little man.

Disguising sultry within the silhouette. Who knew that your sexy mesh cut-outs and your filaments of lace trickling down the body would leave a woman feeling confident? And not scrambling for a robe or a purse behind which she hides her face from shame? 

The 40s cut of this dress and demure sleeves lends not just sophistication but conservatism. The length makes the dress visually Amish-approved. This dress is armor for a woman. Deceptively comfortable. Tina Brown was quoted saying “You go to war with the army you have.”

Line up, soldiers! 

Im a Style Therapist. 
Those of you who know me, know exactly what I do and have been doing for the last 15yrs. Those of you who know me but still haven’t the foggiest…are kind enough to play along.  And wait for an opportunity when Im out of earshot to ask. Maybe when Im at the bar. Or get up to use the bathroom. Opportunities will present themselves. 
Yesterday I interviewed at a famous department store. It rhymes with Tax Fifth Avenue.
I presented myself as a seasoned stylist who has editorial credits, costume credits and a healthy roster of personal clients who request my services every season. However, seasons are far apart and mamas got bills to pay. So I put myself out there to let Tax know I was ready to work as their in-house stylist. 
Mr. Tax looked at me blankly. Then at my resume. Frowned, and looked back up at me. “You don’t have any sales experience.”  True, but Im not here for a sales job. Im a stylist. He laughed and said “All of our sales people are ‘stylists’ you know what I mean?” 
My career had just been air quoted.
In other news, I love the French ensemble above. Why? Because its effortless and not apologetic about it. For instance, she’s not pairing her baggy trousers with spiky heels. She’s wearing them with flats. Its a walk of shame …but chíc shame. 

Im a Style Therapist

Those of you who know me, know exactly what I do and have been doing for the last 15yrs. Those of you who know me but still haven’t the foggiest…are kind enough to play along.  And wait for an opportunity when Im out of earshot to ask. Maybe when Im at the bar. Or get up to use the bathroom. Opportunities will present themselves. 

Yesterday I interviewed at a famous department store. It rhymes with Tax Fifth Avenue.

I presented myself as a seasoned stylist who has editorial credits, costume credits and a healthy roster of personal clients who request my services every season. However, seasons are far apart and mamas got bills to pay. So I put myself out there to let Tax know I was ready to work as their in-house stylist. 

Mr. Tax looked at me blankly. Then at my resume. Frowned, and looked back up at me. “You don’t have any sales experience.”  True, but Im not here for a sales job. Im a stylist. He laughed and said “All of our sales people are ‘stylists’ you know what I mean?” 

My career had just been air quoted.

In other news, I love the French ensemble above. Why? Because its effortless and not apologetic about it. For instance, she’s not pairing her baggy trousers with spiky heels. She’s wearing them with flats. Its a walk of shame …but chíc shame. 

More GLOSSYBOX!

Enjoy the customized box by The Man Repeller - this month Susan Naci and Leandra Medine are in cahoots and worked together for an AMAZING box of beauty treasures.

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I LIKE CANDY! 
Watch my sister show the gems in this months GLOSSYBOX with DAILY CANDY http://bit.ly/UkxK9h 
Makes me really, really, really want a bestie who works at French VOGUE. Id name her Brigette.
But the GLOSSYBOX is just as good. And doesn’t stink up the clothes she’d borrow with smoke.
(Please, like she’d be borrowing my clothes. You know Id be the one begging to wear her ashtray around my neck like a choker).

I LIKE CANDY!

Watch my sister show the gems in this months GLOSSYBOX with DAILY CANDY  

Makes me really, really, really want a bestie who works at French VOGUE. Id name her Brigette.

But the GLOSSYBOX is just as good. And doesn’t stink up the clothes she’d borrow with smoke.

(Please, like she’d be borrowing my clothes. You know Id be the one begging to wear her ashtray around my neck like a choker).

There’s no crying in styling!

Yes, I’m paraphrasing.

But the message Coach Hanks delivered remains clear: wear it and commit to it.

Don’t second guess the beret you grabbed this morning, Faye Dunaway.  Own it.

Wearing heels? Act like it. Stop slouching and start strutting.

(Bumpy segway into my post with little to no relevance other than the photos above)

20 years ago A League of Their Own was released. Some designers were enthralled by the engineering of the women baseball uniforms. But I couldn’t stop staring at the Geena Davis ensembles. Whether it was the milk-maid pants she wore on the farm, the slip she was wearing as her team member got news of her soldier or the canary yellow hat she had tilted beautifully on her head while standing near the train.  Also have a soft spot for the tight dress Madonna borrowed that “wasn’t going to stay on for long!”