First things first: We are in Chile and these early photos were taken in Santiago. Come closer and take a gander at the sleeves. And now, enough of my yammering about clothes. Let’s take a look at Santiago. We stayed in Barrio Lastarria.* This shaggy building looks like an art installation, but it’s not . … Read moreA Dress of Definite Shape
We are away! Now a couple of photos that will: (1) allow you to see the sleevey side of the dress, which is not as flattering as the sleeveless side, but is very interesting and (2) provide additional clues — atmospheric clues — about our location. Perhaps a photo without me in the way would … Read moreWhere In The World Are The Directrice and The Photographer?
I like wearing a fancy top with khakis. Drumroll! We have three winners from the most recent Directrice contest. I loved all of your comments — I always do. In the category of Original Material: SM and Kim. I could not choose. In the Category of Adapted Material: SS, who offered a timely Wordsworth. Prizes … Read moreReturn of the Party Dress as Top
It may seem like I have a lot of clothes and that I buy a lot of clothes. Those perceptions (surely they aren’t criticisms?) are rooted in reality. But I also wear my clothes forever and often try to wear them in new combinations. Thank you so much for your excellent responses to the challenge … Read moreMaximal Use
One of the challenges I have found in writing this blog: Creativity is not a steady-state. Or, it’s not a steady-state for me. I have bursts of creativity, in which I scribble down a whole bunch of ideas for 5 or 10 posts, and then days or weeks without inspiration may pass. Jacket: Marc … Read moreThe Search for Meaning
I have a number of goals for this blog: to encourage creativity and self-expression in dressing for work; to bring elegance and joie de vivre into the workplace; to develop confidence in selecting clothes and putting together outfits, and; to optimize, or get the most out of everything in, one’s closet. It occurs to … Read moreThe Workaday Suit Returns with a Twist
Long-time readers know that I will occasionally search for new ideas by using a garment like a divining (or dowsing) rod. Open closet doors, hold garment in front of you at arm’s length, squint a little, and all will be revealed. Have a fantastic weekend! Dress: Jil Sander; Blouse: A.P.C.; Boots: Donna Piu; … Read moreWe Dowse Again
True or False: It is not appropriate to wear a halter to work. I am wearing this halter — another prize from the post-holiday Sacking of the Internet — over a tissue weight tee shirt. The tee shirt matches the upper part of this color-blocked piece and my trousers match the lower. A casual … Read moreMad.Cap.Vest.