October 13, 2015
If you live anywhere, except maybe on the equator or in the Caribbean, you probably have a array of different types of sweaters in your wardrobe. From chunky knits, soft cashmere, fluffy angora, to traditional wool, you need them all when the weather turns chilly.
Like me, you must have a few sweaters that you just can't bear to part with. Two in particular come to mind. A gray cashmere button-down, sleeveless, cape style sweater that I bought at MaxMara in Italy a few years ago. And, a black, open collared wool vest, with dubious origins and no tags, that hits mid-thigh. Perhaps a thrift-store find? It's been so long I don't remember. I wear it all fall layered over a long sleeve scoop neck Adea tee.
Every fall is the same process. I take my sweaters out of storage, inspect them and take stock. Almost always I notice the little balls under the arms or on the side where I hold my bag. Were those pills there when I put them away in the spring? Or did I just not notice them in my haste to forget winter?
Time to save my sweaters. This article on Fashionista.com takes about an electric sweater shaver. Martha Stewart suggests using small scissors or a razor blade to get rid of the dreaded fuzzy balls. There's also a mention of a sweater comb. I think I'll start with small cuticle scissors and see how it goes.
Has anyone had success with one method in particular?
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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.