A century of shoes

April 10, 2024
Here's more from the Fashioning San Francisco: a Century of Style, the retrospective of San Francisco fashion that opened at the deYoung Museum in February. These...

Over a century of San Francisco fashion

February 20, 2024
Socialites fascinate me, mostly because my life couldn't be more different than theirs. And of course, I love fashion. Especially historical fashion. Combine the...

Caution: opinion sanitizing station ahead!

September 23, 2021
I'm shaking my head this morning as I read dozens of comments on a social media post I made of Jennifer Lopez wearing a wrinkly maxi dress (not the one in the image,...

Let the exotic beauty of these modest fashions inspire you

October 16, 2018
The de Young Museum in San Francisco's exhibition of Muslim fashion was one of their best, in my opinion. As an American woman, I don't know much about modest fashion or...

A fix for your shoe obsession

February 24, 2017
We women love our shoes. I, for example, have a shoe obsession. Which is why Linda Hobden’s blog caught my attention more than a year ago. Photos of incredible,...

Sizing women’s clothing today

January 26, 2017
As a woman of Sicilian descent and the corresponding womanly figure, I have noticed a disturbing trend in women's clothing. It's a lot smaller than it used to be. Not...

Oscar… Oscar de la Renta, that is

April 5, 2016
Oscar de la Renta died in 2014, but left an amazing and varied body of work. His fashions ranged from simple and elegant to over-the-top costumey to frothy, feminine...

Out of the shadows…

February 29, 2016
In person, my husband is what used to be called a hail fellow well met: known to be hearty, friendly and congenial. A guy's guy. Or, what Dave Barry calls "a...

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