I was heading out to a birthday celebration and was in that mood even before my first glass of pink bubbly! I love pulling together outfits from different places. The bright fuscia coat is from India and I like that it is just enough to keep away the chill but not heavy like a sweater. The embroidered slippers and sweater are both from Nordstrom (sale time baby!!!).
I smiled when I saw this window at Bergdorf’s a little while ago. It is a loose riff on what my mother always said: that when given the opportunity, have fun and dress up! I took this a step further and decided that any opportunity to go out and socialize demanded that I put some extra care and effort into my appearance. Translation: dress up and no one will complain.
I love to see people well turned out. It doesn’t have to be high end fashion, just high end effort. Whether going to a local restaurant or theatre in NYC, I will take the time to get out of my regular garb of jeans, t-shirt and converse and organize a beautiful outfit.
Even if you throw on a beautiful necklace or wicked shoes, you have made an effort. Just do it already. We get old soon enough and then we will wish we took the time to wear the lovely clothes and accessories we diligently collected for so many years.
I stopped in my tracks after coming across this display in The Toronto Shangrila Hotel . It is a time when you are able to confidently say that fashion is also an art form .
Colour, craftsmanship, drama, design, aesthetic, fabrication….There is a reason couture is expensive. Yves Saint Laurant was a visionary.
I love this photo of me for two reasons: one, I normally do not like to have my picture taken, and secondly and more importantly, I had fun with this outfit. It was New Years Eve in Naples. I bought the vintage head piece from The Cats Meow in Toronto last summer. I saw it as a fun statement piece. That night I wore a sleeveless cream maxi column dress and gold sandals. Oh ya, and gold Alexander McQueen skull ring and clutch. Some times you gotta go big or go home, and on New Years Eve Mama ain’t going home any time soon!