Refreshing, Restyling and Remaking

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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Creature of Habits

  It’s February! Time to settle back into my rut.   For contrast, here are a couple of photos showing the sweater unbelted.     Ellie posed a question under Monday’s post, Eiffel Duck: What’s the word on wearing necklaces and brooches at the same time? I shared my thoughts in response to her post … Read moreCreature of Habits

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A Jacket Further Revisited

  When something feels new, it’s as if it were new and I want to wear it all the time.   It’s wonderful to fall back in love with an old jacket, isn’t it? Allow me to show you my new/old corduroy jacket belted over my hideo-marvelous tunic. You may remember that a little of … Read moreA Jacket Further Revisited

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Another Big Pocket

  How well do you know me?   Quick! Answer the following question: What are The Directrice’s favorite things? Have a fantastic weekend!   Bustier: Marques/Almeida; Shirt: Talbots; Pants: Banana Republic; Shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim

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