Category Archives: fashion

And More Buttons from London (Greenwich Market)

The postcard featuring the Houses of Parliament is decorated by an old twinkle/mirrorback button that I bought.  See if you can find it as it appears in a later photo.  Big prize if you can find it. (ha) Still roaming … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 5: Buttons from Paris

This fine button is by French designer Roger Jean-Pierre. He worked for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli from 1934 to 1939. She was a wild, innovative designer—with matching wild, innovative buttons. More about her another day . . . Then he … Continue reading

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Spring Hats

Well, we have another snowstorm.  How many posts can be written about new snow? The thrill is gone! So, I’ll write about spring hats.  I have some.  I’m the type who likes to collect things, old things, and I have … Continue reading

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The Short Girl

Oh, my goodness—where has this guide been all my life?  It was published in 1943 and was supposedly written by “Colette” who gives fashion tips for some of us—the short people!   It’s a riot.   Well, not a riot, but pretty … Continue reading

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Shopping for Shoes, with a Purpose

Everyone seems to be in a frenzy about decorating early this year for Christmas.  And if there’s a frenzy going on, I want to be part of it.  So we have our boxes of roping and trims and ornaments and … Continue reading

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Paris Wrapup

So, we went to Paris—and this was our view out our hotel room window–we had an ideal location!  In so many ways: close to the metro—right across the street! close to a little neighborhood park—right across the street!  my husband … Continue reading

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Paris Window Shopping

We’re home—-and ready to share some photos we took as we window shopped.   Enjoy. Remember to click on photos to enlarge– And here’s what a tour guide in St Germain Des Pres chose to wear as she led her tourists … Continue reading

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Reporting in from Paris

Ah—we’re here!  It’s sunny and warm! The clothes!  Everybody looks gorgeous!—-simple, simple dresses that blow in the breeze—every kind of shoe imaginable–what a fashion show! Only have a minute (really!) to type on my internet time–but wanted to let you … Continue reading

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Packing for Paris Part 5

Yea!  We’re getting closer and closer!  I’m almost at Les Deux Magots– that famous cafe where writers and poets enjoyed extended cups of coffee and extended conversations. This fabulous old pamphlet above (click to enlarge) was probably printed in the 1960’s … Continue reading

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Packing for Paris Part 4

The shoe choices are settled.  Remember the Merrell Barefoot Wonders? I returned them.  Because I found these Naots (ignore the pink socks—it’s to show the shoe more vividly– My husband and I went shopping for some shoes for HIM, and … Continue reading

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