It was September of last year, just before the holiday dresses started showing up at retail, that I decided to buy a new dress for a dear friend’s wedding. The search was on, and search I did. The search soon became a quest when everything I picked out seemed just not quite right. I wanted red. I wanted a print. I wanted something different. When I came upon this pretty red velvet dress by Betsey Johnson there were only a few days left before the big event. I jumped on it. Continue Reading →
Evening wear and photos taken at night.
When Gabrialla of Style Higher asked if I would like to try styling her tulle skirt, or tutu, my answer was immediate. Yes! Continue Reading →
Last weekend my husband and I did something we haven’t done in ages. We went to the cinema. I take my kids to see movies all the time, but a date that includes a late night movie happens much too rarely these days. Hugo and I saw the new James Bond movie, Skyfall. It was a lot of fun, and of course there was the essential casino scene where dozens of gorgeous women, dressed in long, sexy gowns, play elegant card games with equally elegant gentlemen. Does this happen anywhere outside of Hollywood? I wish it did! Continue Reading →
I quickly put together this casual evening look to go out to dinner a few weeks ago. It was one of the last of our cool evenings. I certainly wouldn’t be wearing a jacket or a scarf in the humid late summer heat we’ve been experiencing recently, even at night. Although the outfit is casual it still feels somewhat glamorous. It goes to show you what a printed scarf can do for an outfit. Without the polka dots the ensemble would be very simple indeed, but the big graphic circles give it flare. Continue Reading →
It was Friday night. My husband and I were hungry and we wanted to go somewhere fun or at least someplace new. The neighborhood of Los Feliz is not new by Los Angeles standards, nor is it new for us, but we hadn’t been there in many years so we headed east to check out the scene on Vermont Avenue. Continue Reading →