Tasteful With an Air of Style

My morning coffee added a blend of style today. There is a local coffee spot I head to very early to write.  Creativity abounds as the sun rises. This morning I looked up from my coffee to find a stylish father ordering breakfast for his young daughter. Captured in a moment’s glance the sum of…

The Art of Dressmaking

The book is beautiful. The faded aqua blue cloth cover, the hand bound pages, the paper quality, even the lettering font-all signaling quality. Even before I opened the book to read, the title held my interest. …………… I started right at the introduction and there written in black and white signified THE VERY WORDS I…

For The Sheer Joy Of It!

Dressing the part is always how I approach what I wear each day. We each create a role every time we put something on, though many don’t get as creative as others. Me, I am not fully dressed til I put on a jacket of some kind to complete my look, my ensemble. Summertime changes…

Can You Make A Jump Shot in Those High Heels!

I LIVE IN HEELS!           If, after a day standing on my feet, my shoes are still comfortable enough to play a round of ‘H-O-R-S-E’ on the court- (nod to my father when we would play some after work basketball-me in my dress and heels, he, in his tie and wingtips) …… ………Then…

Could You Wear Your Clothes Inside Out?

Could you wear your clothes inside out?  Would you?      Early on, I learned the workmanship of a garment should look as finished and well done inside as the outside of a garment.   The ability to put a garment on inside out and wear it throughout the day, shows you have found yourself…

The Mystery Shopper

I am a tough customer. I know too much. Thus I expect too much. I started work life in retail.   First degree in retail business management.   Working at some of the most prestigious retail establishments allowed me to see service at it’s finest.   Over the years I also have seen where some…

Keeping Time With Your Sleeves

Sleeves you say. I look at clothing design creations and more times than not, a sleeve’s artistry is one of the places that gets my attention.   In essence, sleeves keep time to your gait, your dance. As I always do, I watch how people ‘dance’ throughout their day.  I continually capture into memory(and notes)…

A Prints of a Friday!

The afternoon is upon is.   For me, it is gorgeous sunshine.  Spring time weather calls for a spring of prints. Wait, me, the woman seemingly always in black! How can that be! The daily review of my Pinterest pins, the seasonal collection boards and even inspiration has set me in motion to planning ideas…

Impeccably Dressed

Among my many opportunities throughout my career, the humblest come from everyday experiences. I once consulted for Greyhound traveling to various USA cities to fit and size new uniforms for bus drivers and terminal crew/staff. Every city I traveled I was greeted with people who all had a story.  I encountered hard working people of all…