Hello, hello! I’ve been missing you terribly, but somehow unable to open my laptop and start typing. The combined forces of election anxiety and pandemic despair annexed the small part of my brain reserved for creative efforts and my heart didn’t have the power to compensate. I realize that one could fairly say, … Read moreZoom Hero
I told you that I bought two dresses to bring a little cheer into my WFH habitat. The one I showed you last week was the understated dress. Look at these sleeves! Have you ever seen anything as wonderful and ridiculous? On me? Dress: Ulla Johnson Juniper Dress; Shoes: The Sandals of the … Read moreFirst Place Summer Fun Dress
One of my colleagues wore a necklace to a Zoom practice group meeting* this week. I was so impressed that I put on a belt the next day. First time I’d worn a belt since I began working remotely. Rounding things out, a pair of absurd platform shoes. I think it’s important to wear … Read moreNot Easily Ruffled
Can one have multiple obsessions? Or is that impossible? Spreading one’s attention over several obsessions would seem certain to dilute thoses obsessions to interests. But as the tennis fans among you know, John McEnroe did refer to multiple nemeses (and the fact of having more than one nemesis) with no such sense of limitation … Read moreFelt Jewelry
The Photographer was asked to take pictures — to be the photographer — at a friend’s wedding. It was a beautiful service and reception, with the most delicious food from Eco Catering. One thing to know about this white top: that flamboyant flamenco sleeve was made to wipe plates clean. This top … Read moreHere Comes the Bride?
I’ve said it before and I’ll remind you now. This blog is For Real. With the exception of the Pieced Wonder, the clothes you see on The Directrice are the clothes I wear, rightly or wrongly, to work and around town.* This dress has to be at least five years old. It’s been taken … Read moreIt’s A Fantasy Life: Resort Wear, Part I
Because I periodically go to court, I have two fancy suits. With regard to belts over jackets, you are going to see this look everywhere this fall. Apparently it was big in the SS2019 fashion shows. Please remember that you saw it here first.+ * Always, always try things on before you … Read moreFive Hundred