a woman of a certain age Posts

March 22, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

As is the case with the Internet—and life—one thing leads to another. It all began with a handbag: the Lee Radizwill…

March 19, 2019 / Beauty

I’ve engaged in a lively discussion on Facebook and on this blog about dressing up. I asked a simple question: Why aren’t…

March 14, 2019 / Libations

Just as there are wardrobe pieces that transition from winter to Spring—Burberry trench coats, Hunter boots— so too are there wines…

March 8, 2019 / Handbag Diaries

Oh the allure of the little blue box! Even after nearly 150 years, the iconic Birks blue velvet box is an…

March 5, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

Why have women stopped dressing up? I posed this question, with the above photo, to a Vintage Fashion Facebook group I…

March 2, 2019 / Beauty

When did Rouge become Blush? New Lovliness for You, published in 1937, has instructions on how to apply rouge. The little pot of cheek…

February 28, 2019 / Caring for Nice Things

When you buy vintage—clothes,coats, handbags—you have to know how to care for them to make them last. Precious things that are…

February 23, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

After finding a Holt Renfrew evening bag at the thrift store on Sunday, I was not (totally) shocked to discover a…

February 22, 2019 / Front Row Fashion

It continues to astonish me what I find whilst thrifting. Like an ornate and exquisite evening bag from Holt Renfrew. Once…

February 20, 2019 / Life

Another day, another birthday. Fortunately, I have lost track of how old I am. And, since I can’t do maths in…