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Spring Wardrobe ’09–Part 2

Ralph Lauren Spring 09 designs to sew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralphie baby. My relationship with Ralph Lauren has come full circle. In my 20’s I was a RL girl—all cashmere, velvet and luxurious woolens. That was B.C. (before children), when I had time to sew and I remember going to Marshall Field’s (gone, but not forgotten) to take intricate notes and measurements from a burgundy silk velvet turtleneck dress so I could copy the look. Ah…those were the days of easily dressing like a million bucks. (more…)

Fall Wardrobe ’08–Part 5

photo from saks.com

photo from saks.com

I had a realization yesterday. For these reasons, when I go shopping I rarely find clothes I want to purchase: (more…)

Fall Wardrobe ’08–Part 3

photo from Style.com
photo from Style.com

I know it’s time to get sewing on fall fashions and I’ve been trying to find some inspiration, but this year, although I’ve perused the fashion magazines, runway looks and store offerings,  I’ve come up with few ideas. (more…)

Cindy McCain, looking totally glamorous! (From Fabulous After 40)

Cindy McCain and Laura Bush

Cindy McCain and Laura Bush

One of my favorite blogs, Fabulous over 40, posted this entry about how dowdy Laura Bush looks in comparison to Cindy McCain. I agree the two are a good example of how dressing in expensive clothing doesn’t mean you look good. McCain finds that place where beautiful clothes are current and ageless–great sewing inspiration!

It’s also about hairstyle and accessories–it’s easy to kill a look with “your mother’s” hair and jewelry!

Read the entire article here:  Fabulous After 40