Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Weekend in New York – a Wedding and a Parade

There’s something special about Easter weekend in New York, and this one will be extra special.  On Saturday, we will be attending the wedding of a lovely couple. 

It will be an intimate affair – just the bride and groom and about 4,000 of their closest friends. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

What Is Je ne Sais Quoi?

In my previous post, I linked to an interview I did for my hometown newspaper entitled Finding Your Je ne Sais Quoi.  The interviewer, Anne Neborak, an award-winning photojournalist, is also a former high school classmate of mine, so we had fun working together and catching up on the intervening years. 

In Finding Your Je ne Sais Quoi, I talked about what I see as the difference between fashion and style and how I learned from Mme Mère the importance of the little detail that adds a certain je ne sais quoi to a classic outfit

I’m happy to say that the interview generated a lot of positive feedback and some interesting questions from my readers.  Here are three of my favorites: 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Finding Your Je Ne Sais Quoi

At the risk of tooting my own horn, here goes -- Toot! Toot!

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for my hometown newspaper, The Delaware County News, by a former high school classmate, Anne Neborak.  Anne has gone on to a wonderful career as an award-winning photojournalist.  

After catching up with our lives 46 years after graduation (YIKES!!) and marveling at the differences between then and now, which are, to borrow one of Donald Trump’s favorite words – “HUGE” – we got down to business. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

March Madness à la Française

In Paris “March Madness” has everything to do with fashion and nothing to do with sports, as in America.  With only a day or two left to go of La Semaine de la Mode (March 1 to 9), the fashion shows in Paris have turned from experimental to downright weird and wacky. 

Japanese Designer Junya Wantanabe - Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

I can’t wait to wear this little number to lunch with the girls at the Country Club!  It’s the perfect hat to wear if you want to drink your lunch through a very long straw.  

Is it just me or does it remind you of one of those turbine ventilators on factory rooftops? 

I’m just sayin’…..