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...]