Fall 2020 wardrobe for the 2 Bs

The chill of fall is so exciting! When Béatrice & Bevelyn feel the chill of fall Their minds turn to “What will I wear to it all, All the quotidian tasks that earn my daily bread, To the special occasions that go to my head?” All the toing and froing that make...

Fashion through my ages: PART I – 1960s to 1980s

From an event to rapid change In the 1700s, textiles were costly, making a new court dress “an event for everyone; even the King’s birthday might not flush out more than ‘very little finery and many old clothes,’ as reported in 1729,” Nicola Shulman writes in “Leaping...

A family fashion affair

The dream I had dreamed of a family fashion affair for the ages—featuring my style for the senior set, my daughter-in-law’s for the woman-in-her-prime set, and my granddaughter’s for the teenage set—ever since 4-year-old Béatrice had donned a tutu & rubber boots...

Our Roman holiday

Jack discovered a good deal on flights, and my birthday was coming up. June 6th to 11th meshed perfectly with our obligations: for Jack, the newly planted garden would need little care for the five days we’d be away; for me, two big events on my political calendar...

Fashion for the 70s

Instead of building castles in the air as I’m showering every morning, I’m building the day’s outfit. Through the bank of windows in the bathroom—It’s glorious, with the light streaming in to make you feel like you’re showering in the great outdoors!—I match my...