Tag Archives: Coco Chanel

Leopard…The New Black

Not that I’m surprised, but after interviewing, Mr. Salam, the mask salesman on 86th and First, who said his leopard is his best seller, cheetah the runner up, I remembered fashion has the last say. “Me weef, she con’t not … Continue reading

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Fashion That Never Sleeps

One of my favorite things to wear I never get tired of, is a little black dress most people associate with Audrey Hepburn. But the person who deserves the credit is the designer, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, who in 1926, through … Continue reading

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Timeless Style

This is the time of year my late pal Jackie makes her annual visit. I feel her alongside me as I prepare for spring. Out come my sweaters cleaned, then put away; my coats checked for spots and loose buttons. … Continue reading

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Last Thrill and Testament

I had a job where they asked me, why I thought I still had style at my age. After unplugging my oxygen tank and parking my walker said, “Because I’m still breathing?” I did ponder this though, once my ego … Continue reading

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Notes From The Carlyle – August 2018

Elegy to self:   It’s vodka and tonic weather in a chilled, crystal glass filled with extra lime. You can almost hear the ice throughout the city, chime like church bells. Never fails when it’s this hot for me to … Continue reading

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The Camille Chronicles – July 2014

Camille and I had a date to go shopping, but instead of Bloomies or Saks she wanted to go to an outlet downtown. When I tell you this is so not Camille, I’m not kidding. “Why are we here again?” … Continue reading

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More Is More

I was invited to an in-house fashion show to see a designer’s (who will remain nameless) new fall line. Yes, it’s September already on 7th Ave. and 36th Street. These shows normally bore, not to mention annoy me since you’re … Continue reading

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Mentors

I’ve had 5 major aesthetic influences in my life whose likenesses and differences commingled spilling over to me. They’re the reason I’ve looked the same for 35 years. Wow, did I just admit that? This post was inspired by my … Continue reading

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