While noodling around the Nordstrom Annual Sale* — which seems to have taken on the prominence of the World Series and the gravitas of the Nobel Prize announcements — I came across this. This bold pairing of a bustier-over-belted-dress (there are two belts there) did give me an idea of how to use … Read moreThe Directrice Has Another Idea
Despite the heat, sometimes one still wants to cover up. The sun, you know, is both our friend and our foe. It was very hot when we took these photos and The Photographer caught me clowning around while he was adjusting his settings. * In case you are wondering, I am the fretter.+ … Read moreA Doll’s Clothes
Last winter, I promised Best Vest and Second-Best Vest that they would be worn year-round. * I feel that no dress code applies when one appears at the office with a suitcase — even if you won’t be leaving the office until late afternoon. ** Years ago, in asking my doctor … Read moreGirl Guide
I bought a sundress from The RealReal thinking it would be great for the weekends. All I had to do was remove the straps, put on a sleeveless blouse, and fasten a narrow belt around my waist. Et voila! Here is the dress unbelted. You can see how much it would not have … Read moreA Black and White Bouquet
A new dress for spring! That seems fair. That seems right. Doesn’t it? Let’s not get sidetracked with The Directrice’s cynical views about corporate cost/benefit calculations. Let’s focus on this . . . can I say it? . . . enchanting dress. Take note of its graceful lines. I must reveal something about … Read moreVerdant!
We are heading into transition weather in Washington D.C. Time to remind myself of previous advice! You may have noticed that I am wearing three shades of black? It works! Tank: Ganni; Blouse: Vanessa Bruno Athe; Pants: Talbots; Shoes: Coach; Bag: Sophie Hulme; Sunglasses: RetroSuperFuture * Let’s see whether … Read moreTransitioning to Spring Again
Several weeks ago, I mentioned that I’d been scouring The RealReal and YOOX for a past season houndstooth bolero jacket by Stella McCartney. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a jacket like this myself. Understand that when I say “make myself,” I mean “bring something to Fatima … Read moreMy Big Idea
I’d like to think that my taste is interesting because it is eclectic and a little unpredictable. That you never know what strange thing is going to tickle my fancy. The Photographer says that this unpredictability makes it very difficult to select gifts for me but I say, Untrue! Plus, I am always delighted … Read moreThe Directrice Has Another Type!