the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: April 2019

joie de vivre

joie de vivre

Do you judge a book by its cover, A wine by its label? I appreciate pretty packaging, clever marketing, and in particular, good design. So how, oh how, could a fashion and vintage-lover resist this bottle of French Merlot with its Belle Époque era illustration? Not me, […]

Beachwear

Beachwear

Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about Summer. As someone who lives on an island, Beachwear is always part of the fashion equation.  In fact, I can see the beach from my office window, it’s only steps away. Inspiration from the 1930’s—when casual wear […]

In Bloom

In Bloom

The blooms of Spring rendered in silk. A vintage Albert Nipon double-breasted dress with long sleeves, V-neck, and covered buttons (which I love), and slight shoulder pads (which I don’t hate,) is a recent thrift store score. THE STORY BEHIND THE BRAND American fashion designer, Albert […]

Easter Bonnet

Easter Bonnet

Whether you take a religious or a secular view of Easter, from a fashion perspective, Easter takes the form of a hat—the Easter Bonnet. The tradition of wearing new clothes—or refurbishing old ones—at Easter is a very old custom that was widespread for centuries and ill […]

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Did you know Iris Apfel recently signed a modelling contract with one of the world’s most prominent modelling agencies, IMG —at age 97? Pretty impressive! I used to work at a modelling agency, so I don’t find this surprising, because she’s so photogenic. IRIS IS A COVER GIRL A […]

The Line-Up

The Line-Up

Recently, I wrote about my Simple Skincare routine. However, I’ve made a couple of changes since then that I wanted to tell you about. My new system involves adding back a key product I had temporarily/experimentally opted out of, namely Vitamin C. Without it my skin was […]

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

It’s Spring! Time for Spring cleaning! Everyone loves a gleaming, freshly cleaned house; but the actual cleaning part —well, not so much. However, I’ve discovered a floor-cleaning system that makes the task easier and makes the mop and pail obsolete: steam cleaning. It not only cleans, […]

Hats

Hats

I love hats and have collected many wonderful ones over the years—as well as hat boxes. I still wear hats even though not many women do anymore. They were once considered a wardrobe staple for a well-dressed woman and were very chic. They went hand […]