the more you know the less you need

the more you know the less you need

Month: August 2019

The Power of Clean

The Power of Clean

It’s the Labour Day long weekend. Summer’s last hurrah. I for one, am looking forward to turning the calendar page to September and bidding a fond farewell to summer. It’s been great and glorious and all—especially in our new house—but autumn is my favourite season. […]

Finds

Finds

Here are my second-hand finds of the week. It was a week of dresses! VINTAGE MONDI DRESS –  $10 Black wool dress with front drape effect, zipper sleeve detail. VINTAGE GILMORE DRESS –  $15 Red knit dress with stellar 60s vintage style.  SONIA RYKIEL DRESS – $5 […]

Spotted

Spotted

Has there ever been a Fall season that a LEOPARD COAT has not been in style?   I think not. Nope, never.   It’s ageless, timeless. A leopard coat is a fashion classic.   Kate Moss has made the wild pattern part of her signature style. Kate Moss […]

Style Sync

Style Sync

Do you ever feel like you are out of step with current fashion—that you were born in the wrong style generation? I find myself swooning over the fashions of the past. Which fashion era do you love and truly belong in? If only we could […]

Happy Birthday Coco

Happy Birthday Coco

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel was born on this day, August 19, in 1883. To say that Coco Chanel changed the world is not hyperbole. In honour of her birthday, a tiny tribute to the woman who brought twin sets, tweed jackets, little black dresses, and quilted […]

The Fashionable Abode: Chanel

The Fashionable Abode: Chanel

Is your home as fashionable as you are? Are you as fashionable as your home? If your house was a fashion house which one would it be? CHANEL STYLE: PARISIAN CHARM An interior is a natural projection of the soul. ~ Coco Chanel The stylistic codes of […]

Finds

Finds

Happy National Thrift Day! My regular Friday night shop at the thrift store and Saturday morning yard sales lead to fun & finds. FRIDAY THRIFT STORE: VINTAGE VELVET EVENING COAT, ($16.99),  Rain Master, Canada Two buttons to sew back on. The owner had slipped the glittery […]

SPF Makeup

SPF Makeup

Trying to find makeup that plays well with sunscreen can be challenging. THE ART OF LAYERING We know that sunscreen-infused makeup isn’t sufficient daily protection since you don’t use the quantity required to reach the stated level of protection, but what works brilliantly, is to […]

Finds

Finds

My weekly jaunt to the thrift store plus Saturday morning yard sales yielded a few nice things. HALSTON ULTRA-SUEDE 70’s perhaps? I’ve never had Halston before.  SILK BLAZAR Beautiful nubbly 100% silk with Abalone button. Such a classic colour. Roll up the sleeves, wear it unbuttoned, […]

Mrs Exeter

Mrs Exeter

Whilst looking through the Vogue archives at decades of the September issue for a post (The F Word), I came across a remarkable cover that stood apart from all the others. It was of an elegant woman-of-a-certain-age with (gasp!) grey hair. Appearing on the coveted cover of the […]