Wednesday
Aug212013

Fin

Photo of Audrey Hepburn, Film "Breakfast at Tiffany's", courtesy of www.doctormacro.com 

A book has a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Not so for blogs.  Blogs are funny:  The end is the beginning, and the beginning is the end.  And there really isn't a middle, it's, "Oh, I just happened to stumble upon your blog", which means they probably googled something like:  "surprise party", or "pantyhose sexy", or "juice glamour", or whatever, and they found a post somewhere in this curious, amorphous middle-of-the-blog.

So this is not the end of Everyday Glamour--it is the beginning!  How lovely!  It's kind of Benjamin Button-ish.  I love it!

 

Dearies, it's just the beginning.  At the end, you see, I was hesitant.  A new friend, a mom who lived in my neighborhood said, "You should start a blog!"  She had attended a seminar I conducted at a popular Irish pub down the street, and let me just say that  when making a fashion presentation, an Irish pub makes for a glamorous setting--it's warm, inviting, and the beer doesn't hurt.  I'll take it.  Anyway, I advertised my seminar by putting up a flyer on  the bulletin board of the local grocery store.  It read, "Everyday Glamour:  Learn How to Turn 11 Pieces of Clothing Into a Months Worth of Outfits."  My encourager was one of three moms who showed up.  The three moms came with their babies.  I had a rolling rack of clothes set up and everything.  And after my talk, she exuberantly suggested that I start a blog.  Well, I hadn't thought of that.  The more I thought about it, the more I thought it could be, maybe, a fun thing to do.  So I did, and to her I am eternally grateful.

 

I almost didn't do it, start this blog, that is.  I made my brother read my first blog post before I began.  I told him to be brutally honest.  If he didn't like it, then it was a no go.  Like I said, at the end...I was hesitant.  Luckily, he liked it.  

 

This is the beginning, so I get to set up a Table of Contents.  This Table of Contents has links to blog posts that made me chortle when I wrote them.  Who knows, maybe I'm the only soul who was chortling and snorting away, but there you go.

 

I am going to continue to write, there is no doubt about that.  What form my writing will take, I'm not sure yet.  The future is unknown.  I think that sounds mysteriously sexy--very E.G.C. apropos, don't you think?

 

And one more thing, Dearies:  I have the best damn readers in the world!  So sweet and kind, smart and funny, not to mention loyal.  I am so lucky.  Thank you.  

 

Everyday Glamour


Chapter One:  LOVE  

Chapter Two:  SENTIMENT 

Chapter Three:  GLAMOUR 

Chapter Four:  FOOD 

Chapter Five:  ENTERTAINING 

Chapter Six:  ASTROLOGY 

Chapter Seven:  PANTYHOSE  

Chapter Eight:  PSYCH 101 

Chapter Nine:  THE END 

 

Friday
Jul052013

Part Four: Luxe Bohemian

Everyday Glamour has broken down the art of un-office dressing into four archetypes to work from, The SensualistThe Chic EclecticThe Tomboy, and The Luxe Bohemian.  Identify your dominant archetype, develop it, then later advance to break the rules.     

 Photo of Sienna Miller courtesy of www.Southmoltonststyle.com

Welcome to Part Four in the Everyday Glamour Dress Down Tutorial Series!   

Casual Archetype Four:  The Luxe Bohemian

Think The Doors on a raw food diet.  Girl, we can't get much better.  Can you dig that?  The Luxe Bohemian drinks wheat grass, reads Just Kids by Patti Smith, and listens to Donny Hathaway and Dave Matthews Band.  She wears Cosabella lingerie.  She was recently overheard saying, "I like your energy." 

How to get the look:  The Luxe Bohemian wears her vintage Levi's dark or light, skinny or slouchy--the key is that they are vintage in the most perfect way.  Every fray is perfectly placed.  If she chooses flares, she wears them super long and skinny with wedge sandals.  She also likes to wear earthy looking leather sandals like the ones you find in Jerusalem but she never ever wears Crocs.  Crocs have no place here on Everyday Glamour.  If you mention how comfortable Crocs are, especially with socks, she will leave you at once to light a purple Chakra Energy candle and sit in silence to clear her mind.  Like the Tomboy, the Luxe Bohemian is constantly on the hunt for the perfect slouchy white t-shirt.  And like the Chic Eclectic, she mixes patterns and textures and colors with abandon.  Her jewelry is layered.  Her hair is long, flowing and sun-kissed.  She pays a lot of money for the perfect cut and highlights, and then does absolutely nothing to it.  

She loves:  Oak, Chloe, Issa, and Paloma Barcelo.

 

 

Wednesday
Apr242013

Part Three: The Tomboy

Everyday Glamour has broken down the art of un-office dressing into four archetypes to work from, The SensualistThe Chic EclecticThe Tomboy, and The Luxe Bohemian.  Identify your dominant archetype, develop it, then later advance to break the rules.     

 Photo courtesy of www.HarpersBazaar.com, Street Style Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013

Welcome to Part Three in the Everyday Glamour Dress Down Tutorial Series!   

Casual Archetype Three:  The Tomboy

Think Some Kind of Wonderful on Lexapro.  The Tomboy drinks a Guinness, reads No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy, and listens to Jack White and Drake.  She wears Calvin Klein lingerie.  She was recently overheard saying, "Let's chill on the roof." 

How to get the look:  The Tomboy wears her jeans dark or light, and either very skinny or very slouchy, with a waistline that is as low as you can go this side of the border.  She wears mostly black and white.  She has an affinity for zippers.  Let's not over analyze.  She wears the best fitting army pants on the market, (Aloha Rag makes them), with a leather Moto jacket by Helmut Lang.  She's constantly on the hunt for the perfect slouchy white t-shirt.  Her jewelry is simple hammered silver.  She loves exclusive wedge sneakers by Nike but knows that the Isabel Marant ones are played out by now.  Ha!  She also wears Frye harness boots with cut off denim shorts in the summer.  Oh...and sometimes she wears black pumps with her Aloha Rag army pants just to show that she is in fact a girl.

She loves:  Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Frye, Balanciaga, Helmut Lang 

 Photo courtesy of www.HarpersBazaar.com, Street Style Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013

Stay tuned for casual archetype three:  The Luxe Bohemian...

Wednesday
Mar132013

Part Two: The Chic Eclectic

Everyday Glamour has broken down the art of un-office dressing into four archetypes to work from, The SensualistThe Chic EclecticThe Tomboy, and The Luxe Bohemian.  Identify your dominant archetype, develop it, then later advance to break the rules.     

 Photo by Diego Zuko courtesy of www.HarpersBazaar.com, Milan Fashion Week Spring 2013

Welcome to Part Two in the Everyday Glamour Dress Down Tutorial Series!   

Casual Archetype Two:  The Chic Eclectic

Think Breakfast at Tiffany's on Acid.  The Chic Eclectic drinks a Bellini, reads Like Water for Chocolate By Laura Esquirel, and listens to Coldplay and Adele.  She wears La Perla lingerie.  She was recently overheard saying, "I'm not romantic but I love, love, you know?"

How to get the look:  The Chic Eclectic wears her jeans dark, light, or bright as long as they have a classic finish, with a straight or skinny leg, and with back pockets placed neither very high nor very low.  She mixes classic staples with highly styled and designed elements.  Her clothing tends to be classic in shape, however she adores stand out colors, prints, and textures.  She loves quirky shoes and you will often find that her handbag is classic in shape, but distinctive in color, texture, and/or pattern.  She is a master with scarves--she's one of those women who knows how to tie one and make it look incredible!  Her jewelry is either very simple and discreet or very stand out, depending on the outfit of the day.  She is an expert in the art of classic dressing with a stand-out focal point.

She loves:  Hermes, New York Vintage, Sigerson Morrison, Carven, 3.1 Philip Lim 

Photo by Diego Zuko, courtesy of www.HarpersBazaar.com, Milan fashion week Spring 2013

Stay tuned for casual archetype three:  The Tomboy...

Saturday
Mar022013

Part One: The Sensualist

Dressing down beautifully is an art that can be learned.  We can do better than Lululemon leggings, a Vince sweater, ballet flats, and a Celine bag...much better!

Everyday Glamour has broken down the art of un-office dressing into four archetypes to work from, The Sensualist, The Chic Eclectic, The Tomboy, and The Luxe Bohemian.  Identify your dominant archetype, develop it, then later advance to break the rules.   

Photo of Caroline Issa courtesy of www.fashionfix.net-a-porter.com

Welcome to the Everyday Glamour Dress Down Tutorial Series!   Let's get down to the real nitty gritty, shall we?

Casual Archetype One:  The Sensualist

Think Belle Du Jour on Valium.  The Sensualist drinks red wine, reads Fear of Flying by Erica Jong, and listens to Sade and Miguel.  She wears Kiki De Montparnasse lingerie.  She was recently overheard saying, "A little more to the left..."

How to get the look:  The Sensualist wears her jeans dark with a straight or skinny leg, with a waistline that can be high but is never too low.  She wears simple, unfettered tops in cozy cashmere, sublime jersey, and luxurious silk.  Nothing is too tight nor too loose.  She accessories with leather, croc, snake skin, and lizard.  Her handbag is structured and does not have obvious hardware.  She invests in high quality classic shoes with a pointed toe.  All clothing details are subtly suggestive:  think ties, tassels, and shiny metal accents.  Her jewelry looks as if it is never meant to be taken off.  

She loves:  Club Monaco, Reiss, Barneys, Equipment, Nicole Farhi, Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik

Photo courtesy of www.fashionhoob.com

Stay tuned for Casual Archetype Two:  Chic Eclectic...