Hints of Style

Ideas for what, when and wear

Britain at his Best

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Not merely a dressmaker, Charles Frederick Worth was a 19th century fashion designer from England who is better known as the “father of haute couture.” Famous for using lavish fabrics and ornate trimmings, he is said to be the first to have his own label sewn into the luxury items he created. Other British men […] [Read More]

Misty May

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This spring it seems only fitting that the old expression be changed to “April flowers bring May showers.” Daffodils, hyacinths, lilacs and other sweet smelling perennials bloomed about a month earlier than usual, while rains held off about a month later than previous years. I really can’t complain as so many days have been filled […] [Read More]

Closet Envy

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I met up with Wendy, a dear friend of mine, last week at 1020 Post in Darien. After some good food and lots of laughs, we walked out onto the Post Road and spotted Wendy’s Closet. Slightly different than my friend Wendy’s closet, this store was filled with bright, new spring merchandise just waiting to […] [Read More]

Still a Chill in the Air

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I can’t speak for everyone, but I know many of us have been tempted to reach for our spring clothes during these wonderfully warm days we’ve been enjoying. Since its still only the third of April, the temperatures start off brisk then rise to their highs by the mid afternoon. The best way to succumb […] [Read More]

Up on Main Street

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I popped into Benefit on Friday with my good friend’s daughter to peek at some new lip glosses. While there, the staff was buzzing about their recent trip to a new local store, Caren Forbes. Comments such as, ” Oh my gosh, I just got the best earrings!” “That bag was so great I wanted […] [Read More]

Shopping Spree

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I seem to spend quite a bit of time driving on Route 1. Whether its meeting with a client, buying some vegetables or grabbing a quick mocha, my errands have me gravitating towards this stretch of roadway. Most times I take a direct path to my destination without taking notice of too many places or […] [Read More]

Wit-ty and Wonderful

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I just returned from a quick weekend away in Chicago where I ate, shopped, ate, people-watched, ate, and stayed at a wonderful, new boutique hotel, The Wit. Perfectly located in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, its convenient to the theater district, delicious restaurants and some of the best shopping in the downtown area. So I DRAGGED myself […] [Read More]

A Look at Loehmann’s

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Each year our local high school hosts a fashion show fundraiser to cover the expenses of their senior class party.* Clothes are generously lended from area boutiques such as Darien Sport Shop, REI, Vineyard Vines, Worth and Loehmann’s for the guys and girls in the show. I volunteered to be one of the “store moms” […] [Read More]

Weekender

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Dear friends of ours, Jim and Rosario, drove from Philadelphia to spend a snowy weekend in the “country.” Friday night after a long, relaxing dinner and some great conversation, I helped Rosario carry the BAGS upstairs to the guest bedroom. She must have known what I was thinking because somewhere around the 6th step she […] [Read More]

Always in Style

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I was working with a client yesterday who said, “I’m just not sure what’s worth keeping and what I should purge.” So I remembered I wrote this piece in another blog and wanted to share. **Fall/Winter Fashion Advise….** [Read More]