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March 23rd, 2013

Listen To Your Mother

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Come hear me tell a tale!

I am honored to be a part of the Listen To Your Mother live storytelling event in San Francisco on Mothers Day 2013: Sunday, May 12. You should come.

If you don’t live in San Francisco but you do live in the United States there may be a show in your area. Northwest Indiana, Kansas City, Austin, D.C. … there are more than 20 shows across the country. All proceeds benefit local charities.

Thank you for your support.

January 20th, 2012

Etta James: Something’s Got A Hold Of Me

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Etta James died today. I’m one of the millions who danced to “At Last” on my wedding day. A few years later on our anniversary, Ted and I saw her perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans. She was… nasty. Girl definitely had a dirty streak. She was in her late 60s and she was grinding on a bar stool while she sang some of her bawdier numbers. In between songs she called out for her “cup of wine.” Her son played in her band and she seemed especially proud when she introduced him.

As much as I love “At Last,” that song is a tearjerker. Today I’d like to remember Miss James as the sassy, growling R&B performer. Take a listen.

September 21st, 2009

Dream Fashion Job: L.L. Bean

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This weekend I went backpacking in Desolation Wilderness. I love camping and hiking in the wilds of California. I have accepted that cottons and jeans are not the way to pack on these trips — hi-tech fabrics really make a difference. They breath, dry quickly and pack light. The warmer items insulate without being bulky. But, ugh: most of these items are less fashion-forward than I’d like to be. They’re boxy or over-trimmed or available only in sage green.

Stomping around Lake Of The Woods I realized what I would like to wear. And if it’s what I’d like to wear, it’s what I’d like to create. It will be part Miss Rheingold, part L.L. Bean from the 1950s. I’d like classic pieces in updated fabrics and silhouettes. A plaid hunting jacket with patches on the elbows featuring a nipped-in waist and constructed in waterproof/breathable fabric? Yes, please. Jodhpurs in a quick-dry fabric, paired with button-up shirt in SFP50 wicking fabric? Yes!

And then I would like to write the catalog, with wonderful back-story and silliness a la J. Peterman.

So, L.L. Bean: call me. Let’s discuss a capsule collection. It will sell, promise.

June 9th, 2009

Summer Scarves

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The summer scarf I purchased earlier this season has proved a useful tool in fighting June Gloom here on the west coast. I wonder if people in warm places really do pair scarves with their rompers like fashion spreads and catalogs suggest. Seems like a girl would get hot dressed like that.

I wear my scarf with long-sleeved items instead of a jacket when I walk the dog. It also gets a lot of use paired with a T-shirt indoors instead of a cardigan. I am sick of my cardigans, they get a lot of wear here in Fog City.

There is a good selection of summer scarves at Anthropologie, it’s where I found mine.

March 20th, 2009

Hola From Buenos Aires

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I spent the afternoon shopping in the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, wearing a dress I made a few weeks ago. Argentina is wonderful. It’s summer here.

February 13th, 2009


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Famous gamines: Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, Mia Farrow circa Rosemary’s Baby (pictured above) and Jean Seberg. More recently, the puckish Amélie played by Audrey Tatou is gamine.

January 21st, 2009

Aretha’s Hat

Penned by molly in Shoes, Uncategorized

Women’s Wear Daily got the scoop on the hat Aretha Franklin wore for her performance during the inauguration. She bought it at the Detroit shop of milliner Luke Song, where she is a regular costumer. The hats are sold with the label Mr. Song Millinery in New York, California and the South.

January 20th, 2009

Inaugural Fashion: Sasha Obama

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My favorite outfit of the day was Sasha’s belted coat. Orange and pink is one of my favorite color combos. Lovely.

January 2nd, 2009

Register Your Inaugural Ball Gown Now

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A new website allows women to
register the dresses they plan to wear to upcoming events in hopes of not having another attendee arrive in a duplicate gown. The big news here is that women have been registering their inaugural ball gowns. Most are floor-length and described by one reviewer as conservative. New this year is a lot of colors, including orange, purple and red. Cool.

If I were going to an inaugural ball I’d want to make my own gown. For inspiration, I like this heavy satin James Galanos gown from the 1960s (pictured above).

December 4th, 2008

Chanel: The Silent Film

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Here is a preview of the silent film about Coco Chanel, directed by Karl Lagerfeld. You should watch it.

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