the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: July 2019

Summer Dressing

Summer Dressing

My favourite summer fabric is linen. I consider wrinkles part of its charm. But the shoes are the real story.

Palazzo Pant

Palazzo Pant

Trends may come and go, but some things are eternally stylish; like the Palazzo Pant. Cooler than a skirt, bolder than a dress, and way more interesting than an ordinary pant, the wide-legged, high-waisted Palazzo silhouette provides all the ease and comfort of a trouser, but […]

Portraits

Portraits

We have a portrait of Martha, my mother-in-law, hanging in the foyer. It was painted by Alan Collier in 1949. Martha was 24. She is now 94. It was a gift to her from the artist, in appreciation for sitting for another painting—Martha in a trench coat—which […]

Thrift Store Haul

Thrift Store Haul

Thrifting is a treasure hunt for grownups. Some days you just get lucky. Very very lucky. Here are photos of my vintage finds from Friday’s shopping spree at the thrift store : ESCADA  Classic bouclé jacket /cardigan with ribbon ties & jewel clasp, made in Germany. VALENTINO HANDBAG […]

Hair Jewellery

Hair Jewellery

Bejewelled hair slides, gilded hairpins, bedazzled clips, embellished headbands, blinged-out bobby pins, bows, ribbons, scarves, scrunchies and the dress-up staple of little girls everywhere—barrettes and tiaras—are a huge fashion trend right now. Singles, doubles and the-more-the-merrier hair accessories are showing up in fashionable tresses for Summer […]

7 Closets

7 Closets

I was amused to read that Gloria Guinness (1913-1980), socialite and fashion icon, as well as a contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar from 1963 to 1971, had a full wardrobe in each of her seven homes so she would never have to pack.     Gloria […]

The Truth Is In The Hands

The Truth Is In The Hands

If the truth is not in the face, then where is it? In the hands! In the hands. ~ Anne Michaels, Fugitive Pieces This quote has stuck with me in the twenty (gasp) years since I first read this haunting and beautiful novel. Afterwards, I […]

Carl’s Ring

Carl’s Ring

There is a kaleidoscope of stories, quotes, and photographs associated with fashion icon Iris Apfel, now 97. But there was one mystery that remained unsolved (to me, anyway), until now: Carl’s ring. Iris and Carl Apfel were married 67 years before he died in 2015, just […]

The Luxury of Lounging

The Luxury of Lounging

Diana Vreeland once deemed the Caftan as fashionable for the beautiful people. THE LADIES WHO LUNCH & THE LADIES WHO LOUNGE The flowing hostess gown in glorious colours, patterns, and fabrics exudes an exotic air of elegance, luxury, and even glamour. Basically a large swath of uncut fabric, it’s […]

The Problem with Fragrance

The Problem with Fragrance

How do you choose your beauty products? Does an Influencer sway you? Do you make an impulse purchase whilst strolling the bright and shiny aisles? Or do you let your nose lead the way? What about ingredients? Do you flip the box over and read […]