Fashion Enters With Attention

This Morning belonged to fashion!     #styleintegrity Just on the tail of the NYC Fall 2015 Fashion Week… …Another ‘visual runway of creative expression’ called attention to designers. Social Media has been full of ‘On the Oscar Red Carpet’ recaps last night. For me, the red carpet show is more a game of observation. I watch who is…

Subtle Style Everywhere

I find myself at a favorite stop this morning.  Perfect for creative writing and inspiration. I know the coffee is brewed… strong, the aroma…bold, the color…dark, and the service…courteous. The aroma transfixes me in time.  It always does.   The woman asks my preference of cup. “A ceramic mug, please.”  It allows me to feel more civilized! I…

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…

Best Foot Forward…In Style!

Step out….. ‘Putting Your Best Foot Forward! Best foot forward means many things.  Dress Appropriately.   Dress for Occasion. Dress for 1st Impressions. Dress for the job you want rather than what you have.   And Of Course… Dress Stylishly!! Shoes usually are the complement to one’s attire.   When I coach individuals for interviews,…

Textures…Colors…Emotions

I glanced over at the closet this morning.  It was left partially open.   To my surprise, the artist in me paused.   Head tilted, I looked at the clothing pieces peeking out. Unconsciously, the colors came forward…then the fabric textures.   I thought to myself there is a pretty palette. Then it hit me! The…

Timeless Quality

Strolling around SoHo NYC my senses continually absorb inspiration, Be it color, beauty, character, wit or style, this designer’s eyes never cease to roam. NYC is one of the cities you should pause to look up from.  The architecture on some buildings is truly inspiring. I did that.   In the midst of the masses…

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…

Did You Check Your Rearview Mirror?

Maybe you instantly went to a car rear-view mirror….or maybe movie buffs might have thought of Hitchcock’s 1954 movie   “Rear Window”. Actually, I want you to remember if you actually checked your own personal rear-view in the mirror before leaving home! In my lifelong observation of people, their looks, how they carry themselves, their personality…