It’s so nice to start my work-week with you! It’s only early May, but my thoughts are turning to the inevitable rise in temperatures coming our way soon. What, you may be asking, is my “baby face”? It’s the expression on my face when I catch sight of a baby passing by. The … Read moreA New Silhouette for Miro
Several weeks ago, I revealed unto you a creation — envisioned by me, executed by Fatima — being worn not as originally intended. When I say, not as originally intended, I mean not as originally intended by me. Jacket: Rokh blouse (turned around, reshaped, shortened); Blouse: Anthropologie; Jeans: Lucky Brand; Bag: Sophie Hulme; … Read moreMy Big Idea Returns
I know I say this at least twice a year, possibly more, but it’s very important to go through your closet when the season changes. For those who haven’t seen it before, you may want to come a little closer to take a look at the details of this distinctive belt, previously seen here, … Read moreAnother Edition of These Old Things
This one is really for the weekend because . . . I don’t know what I’m wearing. But I like it! I also realized after trying this striped blouse over two different ivory camisoles that what it really needed was a bandana-print tank . . . which I, weirdly enough, do have. But … Read moreBlue Stripes with a Zinger
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!
Perhaps once a year I wander into a jewelry store over at Friendship Heights and find myself walking out with something I never thought to want. When I told you last week that I was showing you the last of my avant-garde Japanese clothes, I forgot about this top. Sorry! Perhaps you need … Read moreThe Directrice Strikes Gold
We’ve looked at the concept of layering through a number of lenses — aesthetic, technical, practical — over the years. Now seems a good time to review and consolidate our discussions. This black tank may appear simple upon first glance, but it presents lot of visual interest upon closer, 360 degree examination: white top … Read moreThat Third Piece
A smart vest worn with straight or wide-legged pants is a chic alternative to the traditional suit for situations that do not actually require a suit. Important Announcement: Directrice gathering in D.C. on Saturday, May 18th. Details to follow. Vest: Comme des Garcons from The RealReal; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: Coach; Bag: Barbara … Read moreLethal Weapon?