October 15, 2014
Carolina Herrera, the famous designer of women’s fashions, caused a lot of comment recently when she was quoted as saying, “regular New Yorkers have horrendous style”. Reported by the Page Six Team on nypost.com, 9/1/14 she goes on to say, “I have never seen people so badly dressed in my life!”
Herrera’s complaint originally appeared in Haute Living’s September fashion issue where she gives voice to the worst fashion offense: crop tops on those who should cover up. “When you are very young and you have a wonderful figure you can pull it off,” Herrera says, “but whenever I see this style, it’s usually on the wrong person.”
Coming from the fashionista who’s dressed Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Allison Williams, Renée Zellweger and Michelle Obama gives a lot of weight to her comments about the common citizenry’s appearance and how it has hit an all-time low.
ON THE STREET
I totally agree with the designer because I’ve been thinking along the same lines myself. I walk 30 blocks round-trip every day on Fifth Avenue in New York to go work. Here are a few observations:
BRA STRAPS What is it about summer attire? Every year, as it gets warmer, Manhattan turns into jungle of bra straps of every color, hue, width and fabric. The company that solves this problem should go down in the history books – along with the invention of the wheel.
MINI SKIRTS On a young lady with slim legs this is great. However, two points that should be considered before putting on a mini, namely: age and weight. Enough said.
IN THE OFFICE
Huge changes have taken place in the working world in the last 20 years. Some of them are terrific. But recently, I believe things have gone too far. Here are a few observations:
SHORT SHORTS I work in the creative department of an ad agency. And there is a certain amount of latitude where the dress code is concerned. But short shorts?
SHREDDED JEANS A current fashion that’s okay. But in the office it’s a bit much. We all wear regular blue jeans and they look fine. But let’s say “no” to this look.
FLIP FLOPS Once they were just worn at the beach. They should have stayed there. But, they haven’t. In fact, they’re ubiquitous. At work, on the street – one sees them everywhere. Let’s hope this trend passes.
MAY WE SUGGEST…
Adea has definitely solved the bra strap problem with its uniquely designed camisole in a terrific range of 17 glorious colors.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.