Briefs

Wonder Women

WonderWoman2.jpg75When I was young, buying bras was a fractious affair.  Endowed, but not particularly fleshy, I had no real pretty choices in the intimate’s market.  I was restricted to boring bras that I jokingly referred to as “erector sets”.  It did not seem fair, especially when the curvier media legends of my youth, Sophia Loren, Lynda Carter and Raquel Welch managed to project sensuality and femininity wearing barely anything.  I imagined that their lingerie was … Read More


Kiss A Girl

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What a surprise when, at The Curve Lingerie show last month, I bumped into two young designers who were just beginning their careers when they worked with me in a past life.   Now, several years later, Courtney Newman and Erica Paul have propelled their personal retro style into a showcase of glamorous lingerie for women who are blessed with sexy curves.  Inspired by the vintage under-things worn by burlesque stars in the 1920’s, Dirty DollsRead More


Swim With Panache

winterWinter has definitely taken its toll.  This beautiful picture, taken just one week ago from my living room window, belies the devastation that this season’s storms have wielded in much of the country.  Buried under blankets of snow are fallen trees and broken electrical wires interrupting the everyday pace of life.  I think we are all ready for a change.  So when I saw this delightful image of spring percolating        flowers in snowthrough the melting snow in … Read More


Go For The Gold

a0ed86174b2010-vancouver-olympics-medals_1_4QEH5_69-500x370I have been watching the Olympics for the past two weeks, mesmerized by the audacious athleticism that seems to be part of the Winter Games.  Although this event is, without a doubt, the premiere international gathering of the world’s sporting elite, Canada’s declaration that they will “own the podium”, has enabled the friendly rivalry between the USA and Canada.  The United States leads the medal count in a sport’s arena usually dominated by European … Read More


Seek and You Will Find

binocularsMy grandfather traveled from Russia to America at the age of 12 looking for a better life.  His quest ended in Ohio as the owner of an upscale dress boutique from which he travelled to New York several times a year to search for the newest fashion ideas to satisfy his stylish customers.  His passion for innovation and instincts for saleable items fueled the growth of his retail legacy.  He had a merchant’s heart.  I … Read More


So Chic

white dress revisedLast month, while walking through the fashionable Marais neighborhood in Paris, I saw this incredible wedding dress featured in the window of a bridal boutique.  This symbol of innocence and purity is superbly executed in the newest fashion trends.  How French!  Several months ago, I wrote a blog on Eternal Seduction in which I proffered Concepts Paris’ spring 2010 trend predictions:  poetic architecture, airy lightness, soft focus and the importance of the color white.  Here, … Read More


The Power of Love

balletNo tale better expresses a little girl’s dream of lasting love than that of the handsome prince  wakening the beautiful princess from her long dark slumber.  On a personal note, I was never very taken by this illusion, but, I have to admit that the age old story, filled with fairies and witches, wedding court scenes and rambling bushes protecting an empire for 100 sleepy years, was definitely a gift for my imagination.  So last … Read More


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