the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: February 2019

A New Lease

A New Lease

When you buy vintage—clothes,coats, handbags—you have to know how to care for them to make them last. Precious things that are neglected not only show their age, they sometimes are irrecoverable. This is sad. If you truly adore things from a bygone era, you accept […]

A Certain Suit

A Certain Suit

After finding a Holt Renfrew evening bag at the thrift store on Sunday, I was not (totally) shocked to discover a Holt Renfrew suit there on Thursday. My guess is they both belonged to the same fabulously fashionable woman. Perhaps they were even worn together. […]

Bag of Dreams

Bag of Dreams

It continues to astonish me what I find whilst thrifting. Like an ornate and exquisite evening bag from Holt Renfrew. Once in my hands, I couldn’t let it go. So it came home with me. The elegant accessory was crafted in France. The details are […]

Day of birth

Day of birth

Another day, another birthday. Fortunately, I have lost track of how old I am. And, since I can’t do maths in my head, no number comes unbidden to mind. So, I shall just carry on, agelessly. POST PHOTO: Harrods Shopping Bag, thrift store find.

End of An Era

End of An Era

The world was saddened to hear of the death of Karl Lagerfeld, 85, in Paris this morning. He was the Creative Director for Chanel for more than 30 years, since 1983. An extraordinary creative individual, Karl Lagerfeld reinvented the brand’s codes created by Gabrielle Chanel: […]

Taking A Spin

Taking A Spin

Sometimes the Gods of Thrift smile upon you. Or you get lucky. Either way, I was over the moon to find a brand new pair of Wifa skates, in my size, with a pink case (!) and skate guards, for a mere $6 at my […]

Valentine’s: The Day

Valentine’s: The Day

Valentine’s Day is here, and whether you plan to do something elaborate, simple, or nothing at all, the day deserves some acknowledgement, even if you are spending it alone. There’s love in your life in some form —in memory and in the present —and that’s […]

So Snow

So Snow

My February 1 post, So Spring?  received a definitive answer this week-end. It’s being called  Snowmageddon. A record-breaking 26.4 cm of snow fell yesterday, adding to the 16 cm from the day before, and another 5-10 cm is expected tonight. We’ve had power outages (now 4, the […]

switcheroo

switcheroo

I am a scarf aficionado. I don’t know why these little squares of silk so intrigue and entrance me, but they do. It’s a rare day that I don’t wear one. I buy them randomly when I see one I like. But when I decided […]

Something Pretty

Something Pretty

If you are looking for a pretty dress for Valentine’s Day, I’ve done some online searching on your behalf. As I did so, I was reminded of Iris Apfel’s exasperation about shopping as a-woman-of-a-certain-age. The whole fashion business is wacky because this age group of […]