Seeing Spots

Seeing Spots

Leopard print.  Love it or hate it, it has been around for a long time and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.  I was wearing leopard print ballet flats yesterday with a black dress when a woman commented to me that she thinks leopard print is tacky.  While I agree that it … Continue reading

Julie Muszynski:  Art Maven Extraordinaire

Julie Muszynski: Art Maven Extraordinaire

Author and artist, Julie Muszynski, recently took some time to chat with me about her Henley series of children’s books and her creative process. As you will read, Julie’s approach to illustration is very unique! Julie is quite inspiring for all artists who have struggled over the years–artists who have a vision, but not always … Continue reading

Ciao, Gucci!

Ciao, Gucci!

I recently started looking to purchase a new car.  I have been lusting over the Fiat’s for some time now, so I began doing some research.  That’s when I stumbled upon the Gucci Fiat!  Yes, that’s right…a Gucci designed Fiat 500! Couture for cars?  If you haven’t seen it yet, you must check out Fiat’s 2013 … Continue reading

Rock the Lens

Rock the Lens

I spent last weekend on a sunglasses expedition with my husband.  We were looking for the perfect pair of summer shades (I guess we are already in vacation mind-set!).    I have always favored huge frames.  When it comes to sunglasses, my style icons are Iris Apfel and Joy Venturini Bianchi–these silver foxes know how … Continue reading

My Mom, The Style Icon

My Mom, The Style Icon

For those of you who are Lucky Magazine readers, you are probably familiar with the last page of every edition, “Right Then, Right Now–My Mom, The Style Icon”. Readers and celebrities alike send in a photograph of their mothers, accompanied by a brief description of their mother’s fashion style. There are always pictures of products … Continue reading

“Speedy” or “Audrey”?

“Speedy” or “Audrey”?

Do you have a particular handbag that has become your signature bag?  Perhaps you splurged on a big purchase and now this bag has become your favorite and you carry it with you always.  Maybe all of your handbags are big splurges, but you have one that you absolutely love more than the others. Jackie … Continue reading

Royal Baby Shopping

Royal Baby Shopping

There was a lot of discussion recently about whether or not the Duchess of Cambridge…a.k.a. Kate Middleton, would have a baby shower.  It is royal tradition to not have a baby shower, so it does seem unlikely.  However, with her sister, Pippa, being a party planner, rumors have been buzzing that a royal shower is … Continue reading

Mod Women

Mod Women

Season 6 of Mad Men premieres this Sunday, April 7th!  Season 6 begins in 1967 and looks like it is sure to deliver lots of big hair, long sideburns, and geometric patterns.  I am looking forward to seeing the mod fashions – and hopefully some hippie fashions, too!  It will be fun to see some … Continue reading

Petite Sophisticate

Petite Sophisticate

Madeline inspired a genre of whimsical children’s literature set in stylish cities that appeal to lovers of art and fashion alike. Along with Madeline (1939), two others stand out in style: Eloise (1955) and Henley: A New York Tail (2005). Ludwig Bemelmans drew from many sources to create Madeline. When he was hospitalized next to … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of New England

The Duke and Duchess of New England

Muffy Aldrich, the queen of all-things prep, first introduced me to Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers last year through her blog, “The Daily Prep”. Muffy listed Kiel James Patrick as one of the quality “Preppy Companies on My Radar”.  I had never heard of Kiel James Patrick before, so I had to take a … Continue reading