Refreshing, Restyling and Remaking

A Black and White Bouquet

  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

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Verdant!

  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!

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Sport Tory

  When I was preparing for our trip to Chile last year,* I thought a pair of athletic-inspired trousers might be just the thing for urban excursions.   * For those interested in vacation packing or Chile, there were one, two, three, four — count them! — posts.

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Transitioning to Spring Again

  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

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My Big Idea

  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

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The Directrice Has Another Type!

  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!

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An Eruptive Vent

  Imagine if confetti, rather than lava, erupted from volcanoes. Or, even better, candy — like a naturally occurring pinata! Big sweater: Theory; Turtleneck: Junya Watanabe for Commes de Garcons; Pants; JCrew: Bag: Coach; Boots: 8 from YOOX

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Grunge Revival

  An alternative title for this post is “Return of the Accordion Slip Dress.” Come closer and take a better look. The stripes work well with the pleats.     Slip dress: Vince; Turtleneck sweater: JCrew; Blouse: Tibi; Red bag: Jerome Dreyfuss; Black bag: Sophie Hulme Bolt Bag; Boots: 8 from YOOX; Watch: Michele; Belt: … Read moreGrunge Revival

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Updating Three Shades of Grey

  Happy Valentine’s Day, sweethearts!   Have a terrific weekend!

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A Return to Gingham Style

  I’ve long been a fan of gingham fabric. Aren’t most girls, if they read the Little House books? CF Goldman shows these corsets done up and partially undone — a look that I told The Photographer made me think Blowsy Milkmaid.  

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