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Black Tie Optional

In this day and age, what the heck does Black Tie Optional really mean?! When I was growing up, event categories had very specific meanings where clothing was concerned.  The most common categories were: 1. Black Tie 2. Black Tie Optional 3. Cocktail Attire Here are the basics of each category: BLACK TIE: – Men […]

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Retro Chic

Looks like the second decade of the 2000’s can’t figure out what it’s individual fashion style statement is going to be.  When ever that happens, Retro Chic makes a comeback. Now we’re seeing a hodgepodge of 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s styles on the market.  Skinny pants are in, wide pants are in, high-waisted […]

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Where Has All The Fashion Gone?

Went to a fabulous restaurant recently. Don’t indulge in expensive French restaurants very often, so it was definitely a special event. For me, the preparation leading up to such a culinary adventure is as much fun as the dinner itself. Deciding what to wear, putting on my makeup, doing my hair…it’s all great good fun. […]

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What is Going On with Fashion?

Sunday night I went to see Fela at the Ahmanson Theatre.  Wow!  What a performance!  And while I could go on and on about that, what I really want to talk about here is fashion.  What were people wearing to the theater? As you know, I work at a lovely, upscale women’s boutique in Sherman […]

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