Category Archives: Fashion

“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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What High-Style Dress Would You Wear To The Hofburg Silvesterball?

As 2015 gets washed, cut and styled out of my hair on New Year’s Eve, I’ll be thinking about what would transform this holiday from dreaded to dreamy. Someday, I’d like to attend the Hofburg Silvesterball, the New Year’s Eve ball … Continue reading

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Edith Head’s Hollywood Costumes Will Show You How to Dress for Success

Chevron maxi skirts may be the rage for summer fashion, but I prefer clothes like those that Grace Kelly wore when she played Lisa Fremont in the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Rear Window. If you fancy her gown with a fitted … Continue reading

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The Ferragamos on Display at Ohio State Aren’t “Sparky Shoes,” But They Still Have the Qualities of an Heirloom

If Ferragamo patent leather t-strap heels and magic lanterns are some of your favorite things, drop by The Ohio State University and catch two exhibitions.  “History’s Closet: Teaching History through Clothes,” the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection’s current exhibition, showcases … Continue reading

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Lilly Pulitzer Loves Cincinnati, and I Love Its Kenwood Towne Center Store

How many Cincinnati favorites can you name? If you rattled off Skyline chili, the Montgomery Inn’s barbecued ribs, Graeter’s ice cream and the Cincinnati Reds, you’re well on your way to recognizing the local symbols that you can spot in … Continue reading

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What Do an Evening Gown, a Mummy, Makeup, a Rope and a Pigeon Have in Common?

Although my efforts to transform myself have mostly gone unnoticed this year, I’m still persevering to accomplish the desired results. Lately, my self-improvement projects have taken on a 1960s theme. When I’m not developing the courage to create the proper … Continue reading

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