a woman of a certain age Posts

September 13, 2019 / Beauty

When Lisa Eldrige bought Audrey Hepburn’s Cartier lipstick holder from Christie’s, she guessed that the lipstick inside was the iconic shade…

September 11, 2019 / Beauty

Moving from barely-there summer makeup to a more intense autumn palette means more than just swapping colours. The seasonal shift to…

September 8, 2019 / Hunting & Gathering

My weekly meander through the thrift store…. VINTAGE PATTERNS ( $1.99 ea) The adhesive price tag that stuck to the envelope…

September 5, 2019 / Beauty

When I was a young girl, the best part of the new September school year were new clothes and new pencil…

September 3, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

The sartorial sophistication of HOUNDSTOOTH through the ages. Take some dressing inspiration for this autumn season. POST PHOTO: Tatjana Patitz, French Vogue, Cafe…

September 3, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

The French call it Pied de Poule and the English know it as houndstooth—but whatever you call it, this classic yet modern textile…

August 30, 2019 / Life

It’s the Labour Day long weekend. Summer’s last hurrah. I for one, am looking forward to turning the calendar page to…

August 29, 2019 / Hunting & Gathering

Here are my second-hand finds of the week. It was a week of dresses! VINTAGE MONDI DRESS –  $10 Black wool dress…

August 27, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

Has there ever been a Fall season that a LEOPARD COAT has not been in style?   I think not. Nope, never.…

August 24, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

Do you ever feel like you are out of step with current fashion—that you were born in the wrong style generation?…