Category Archives: Fashion

Tickled Pink By A Movie Modiste With Blue-Lensed Glasses

Hollywood star Norma Shearer was tickled pink when a modiste from Akron, Ohio introduced her to color psychology. But it was more than just a fascination with how certain hues determine human behavior. With the perfect blend of feminine sophistication … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw It Away! It Tells A Story!

Hair, short, feathered and layered, with a high-collared pie-crust blouse, both just like Princess Diana wore. Monogrammed pendant and pleated wool skirt, straight from the pages of The Official Preppy Handbook. Meet the Betsy of 1984. Lots of us looked … Continue reading

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Have You Seen The Newest Girl With Her Hair All In A Whirl?

“Have you seen the newest girl with her hair all in a whirl?,” asked Harry B. Smith in his lyrics for “The Nell Brinkley Girl,” a song from the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908. This sweet curly-haired girl was not to … Continue reading

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Even With A New Look, It’s Never Any Good Trying To Be Someone Other Than Yourself

“I hate dyed hair. The color God has given to you is always the best and matches with your personality. It is never any good trying to be someone other than yourself.” “Your way to be exclusive is to be … Continue reading

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Stand Up Straight, Keep Your Feet In First Position And Spray Vodka On Your Dress

Every time I finished reading about Stephanie, I decided that she was one pretty nifty girl. Jill Krementz must have thought so too. She shadowed the 10-year-old student at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet, photographing Stephanie’s experiences and describing … Continue reading

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“Fanny, You Look Very Nicely Indeed. What Have You Got On?”

“A woman can never be too fine while she is all in white.” So Edmund Bertram said to Fanny Price when complementing her on her dress, in a scene from Jane Austen’s 1814 novel, Mansfield Park. Now I understand the … Continue reading

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Be A Real Aesthetic Paper Doll With Just A Snip, A Stitch And Some Lurex

For those who razz me about my on-the-road recycling program, your days of merriment may be over. If you’ve shopped for ladies’ clothes lately, you might know why the curtain may be coming down on that act. Never before have … Continue reading

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