My Memory of Oscar de la Renta

By now, much of the world knows of Oscar de la Renta’s passing. It truly is a somber day for the apparel industry.  It can be said by many of his elegance, his style, his class.   For me, Oscar always epitomized the elegance of a true gentleman. His integrity towards his craft….  His love and…

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Style on a Street Corner

Maneuvering among the morning rush hour crush of bodies,     I remain alert to my ‘body space‘ while continually eyeing openings along the sidewalk. I pass other commuters while trying to keep my walker’s form so that the pace is still beneficial as my morning exercise. Halfway down the block, in scoping out the next ‘opening’ I…

Style Gazing

I routinely pass the time watching people walk by. IT IS MY VERSION OF ‘CANDID CAMERA.’   I research the person, the clothing they wear, how it is put together and how it fits. From a discrete viewpoint I chose my ‘FRONT ROW SEAT‘ at a chosen retail store…mall…any one of a number of places where I can take…

Color of Rain

The pouring rain outside, tickles the leaves.  The leaves stir in orchestrated crescendo as if my own window opens onto the beach. Sigh-my senses fill… completely blissful. When rain falls like this morning’s down pour I SEE RED. RED-a color of passion, romance, heartfelt stirring-that is what I see through the colors of the rain.…

In Fashion…Sometimes In Style

Over the weekend I was catching up with a long time photographer friend on a photo shoot we had done together. After the initial laughter of the hairstyles back then, the mishaps with lighting and a nervous model, we reminisced about some of the clothes during the shoot.   Some of my creations were ‘IN FASHION’…

Portrait Style Framed

  How many of you are familiar with Johannes Vermeer’s “A Girl with the Pearl Earring” painting? If you do, you recognize the girl’s famous posed silhouette. Her headdress and collar frame her face, giving focus to her expression and the pearl earring. I remind clients that one’s face should be framed, as if a portrait. The…

Entering The Heart of Your Style

People have a tendency to open their closets to me.   Mostly, it is to tackle the job at hand, determining their wardrobe style in complement to their body silhouette and lifestyle. I learn a lot from the closet… From the client’s body language, their eyes lighting up when glancing at a particular garment…even the…

Morning Starts With Style & Comfort

Waking to a day where the stillness of the fog envelopes me as a blanket, signifies fall is truly arriving. It is my favorite time of the year-the colors are so vibrant, nature seems like it is on fire! All I want to do is curl up in front of the fireplace with strong black…