Category Archives: Fashion

The Rockettes Are Right: From Subway To Steeple, New York City Is The Place To Be At Christmas Time

There are a million things to do in December, but the most thrilling of all take place under a glittering 900-pound star topping a 72-foot-tall, 12-ton Norway spruce tree. It’s time for another Christmas installment of our “15 Hours in … Continue reading

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If Only She Could Talk About Her Days In Venice, Her Trip Across The Alps And Her Stay In Russia

At Columbus School for Girls, students learn wearing a neat seasonal uniform of Campbell or Black Watch plaid skirts, white blouse, sweater and loafers. To keep things unobtrusive and non-distracting, school policy limits accessories to basic pieces like a watch, … Continue reading

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Horrifying Or Heavenly?

How does a seven-year-old express reverence, devotion and respect for her Church on the day of her First Holy Communion? In my case, by wearing the same white organdy dress my mother had worn as a first communicant 30 years … Continue reading

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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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