Michelle’s #Bowdown Dress an Overrated Rare Mis-step

President Obama And First Lady Welcome French President  Hollande To The White House

Regular readers know that while I generally wear rags, myself, I love fashion and sometimes write on it. When it comes to first ladies, I think Michelle Obama nails it more often than blows it, but I honestly am not getting all the media-gasping #bowdown fuss caused by this black and blue Carolina Herrera-designed gown she wore at last night's State Dinner. Bowdown-worthy? I don't think so. The gown is nice enough, I guess; it doesn't look comfortable, though. The skirt looks stiff and … [Read more...]

Feeding my Fabric Fixation


From time to time, my synapses get fried and -- as I have mentioned here, before -- I must retreat from the world and look at beautiful fabric and glorious dresses. I wear rags, myself, mostly, but sometimes my heart just aches for beauty. Thanks to an unknown reader who ordered this book from Amazon, through this site I now have my first "stash". A book of 100 dresses and belonging to a Met collection, but rarely seen. My blog can't do justice to the glorious photos. Mother's Day is … [Read more...]