What to do when you like the clothes that you have but crave fresh looks and don’t have much more closet space for new acquisitions? Or when you have so many things that it is a challenge to wear all of them in the course of a season? Once the dimensions and layout were … Read moreSuch A Lady!
Let it never be said that The Directrice peddles fantasy ensembles that no thinking woman would ever stuff herself into and head to work. There are no heels with shorts on this website!* And so no one shall sayeth. Perhaps we need larger photos? Sweater: Theory; Shirt: Talbots; Cords: Talbots; Shoes: Grenson; Bag: … Read moreDo As I Say And As I Do
They say, Begin as you intend to go on. This dress has a slightly fuller silhouette than my typical DoP selection, but it works because the material is very fluid — a lovely, fine wool draped in an asymmetrical, faux wrap skirt. Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Blouse: Talbots; Pants: JCrew; Bag: … Read moreDoP Winter 2018
I am a total homebody, happiest when I am in the nest. My job requires some travel although most trips are short — one overnight, single-destination undertakings. Earlier this month, I needed to make two such trips back-to-back and realized that it made far more sense to make a one longer, single trip. More … Read moreA Business Trip!
When I emerged from the bedroom wearing this shirt, The Photographer said, “OooOOooo . .. . . . Moses!” The Photographer went on to say, “You need two giant tablets.” Oh really? You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry. In addition to this striped poplin — so business — this blouse also … Read moreShirting Stripe Moses
Who doesn’t love a fisherman’s knit sweater? So distinctive and cozy. I was given one when I was 11 or 12 — the first of several over the course of my life (so far). The only downside to the fisherman’s knit is bulk. They are not svelte. Sweater: Veronica Beard Rhea Sweater (still available … Read moreThe Virtues of A Fisherman’s Knit
I’ve previously disclosed that I kind of give up when the weather calls for relentless, heavy rain. The same is true of bitter cold. Some of you have asked me privately how I manage to write this blog and do all of the other things that I appear to be doing in my life: … Read moreThe Cold Is A Type of License
Another New Year! Another fresh start! While fiddling with his settings, The Photographer captured a range of personalities. Please feel free to share your New Year’s resolutions. Despite numerous ways in which I know I could improve myself, I haven’t made a resolution yet. Remember: The key is finding something that will bring … Read moreWe Begin Anew
Happy New Year, dolls! Looking back over 2017, I realized that there were a number of things that I had planned — but failed — to do. I didn’t entertain as often as I intended to, failed to make trips to California and Minnesota to have cozy visits with friends who’ve moved away … Read moreThe Directrice Goes to the Movies