Your Lapels Are Music to My Ears

Lapel shapes create personality to the jacket.  They are inspired by design. Lapel widths must balance the overall jacket silhouette proportion.  Too wide for a person with narrow shoulders and they look like wings.  Too narrow on a barrel chested person and they look like miniatures. A well-made jacket urges you to touch the lapel.…

The Every Day Runway Show

Now arriving on track number….. Every day a runway show is produced, choreographed and even viewed by millions.  It is called rush hour! There is music-the buzz of conversations converging, cars honking, public address systems, and muzak. There is choreography-the various shuffles, walks, gaits based on the stage-escalators, sidewalks, street signals, and crowds. Just as…

Psst, I Just Caught You Smiling!

Are you smiling?  I bet you are. Smiling is contagious. Just like acts of kindness, courtesy, and even style.  Style??                 Yes, style. Style appears every day. Every time we walk out the door our style defines our day. Do you think ahead to what you will wear…

I Love Your Height!

Strolling through the charity event eyeing the generous items available for auction, I move between many people dressed stylishly for the evening. Some conservative, some festive, and others daytime attire. Nearby a woman easily 6’ without heels is focusing on an item for bid. I am struck by the confidence in her carriage. I catch…

That Jacket Was Sewn By a Right-Handed Operator

Go Ahead, I see those puzzled expressions! Yes, I can tell if a jacket is assembled by a left handed or right handed operator by the setting of sleeves into the armholes. Look closely at a jacket, either on your body, or more importantly, hanging in a store.  Depending on the quality of the garment,…

30 Pants…..3 Labels

Choices, choices everywhere… Yet, settling into finding what really fits can be an eyeful. Recently, I was given three hours by a very busy professional to shop for pants to purchase. His wardrobe needed an update and he wanted to look professional with well-fitting clothes. He committed to the time knowing the outcome would find…

Under The Influence of Color……

Color is influential.  It grabs my attention and in that instant possesses me. I enter a store drawn in by the clothing colors. I remember logos, brands, packaging and sport teams by color. I learn from color. Color is Persuasive.  Emotional.  Passionate.  Memorable. I successfully exhibited a women’s clothing collection I designed, in Japan.  …