Monthly Archive for August, 2012

: August, 2012


The beginning of each new fashion season can often be overwhelming. We browse through magazines and skim through catalogs to see what styles and trends are being offered by designers and retailers for

A Touch of Soho in Sono

Mercer Street. Broome Street. Spring Street. Washington Street?? Well known for its collection of hip boutiques, artists’ lofts and galleries, and creative eateries, Soho, the area south of Houston

Labor Day Dilema

White sundresses….away. Or maybe wear one with a short, knit cardigan or a denim jacket and short booties. White capris…away. Or maybe wear them with a cotton/wool blend cable sweater and a closed

Smells like Rain

My family and I are away enjoying our week long summer vacation. This year we chose Antigua, an island within the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. I must admit, however, that our timing is a bit less

10 Shades of Gray…and Burgundy…and Blue…

With a summer filled with sunny days and vibrant colors, it’s been difficult for me to think about the Fall season racing towards us. But there is one bright spot in this transition…beside the

A Century of Saute and Style

Growing up in an Italian family allowed me to appreciate one of the finest things in life. Food. Fresh, homemade, sometimes home grown, precisely prepared “suppers” that spoiled me forever. We didn’t

Brangelina Bond?

Extra! Extra!  Rumors fly of a possible weekend wedding for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. While I was watching the Olympics, the presidential campaign updates and nominations, and even a bit of pre-

Dog Days….

Hot and sultry days in July and August have been commonly called the “Dog Days of Summer.” The name comes from the ancient Roman belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the

Favorite 4-Letter Word

S-A-L-E! Summer sales are in full swing. Get these and other great deals while they’re hot…and hazy….and humid! Anu Dress from BB Dakota @ Apricot Lane in Fairfield Kara Triangle Dress from

Britain at his Best

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