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July 11, 2019

This is your opportunity for instant celebrity glamour. You can really intensify the style of your ensemble with this key accessory, be it sunglasses, prescription glasses--or just non-prescription glasses for the added sophistication. Tying the headscarf over your ears helps keep it in place more securel...

April 10, 2018

It's the crisp classic that never fails; the ultimate anchor piece for important events. The white shirt no longer feels masculine or boxy like the stretchless button-up shirts of old, but get a refresh with ruffles, wrap ties, and feminine fabrics. Let these fresh, forgiving variations take you from busi...

January 26, 2018

Ready, set--already done! This approach to dressing is so quick, think of all the extra pleasures you'll have time for in the morning: a rejuvenating facial mask, that warm-water-and-lemon-juice bandwagon you've been meaning to jump on, a leisurely breakfast. These midi T-shirt dresses with sleeves look g...

January 15, 2018

These three finds are like a vitamin B12 shot for your stark winter weekday. First up, a fantastic read by legendary British makeup artist Lisa Eldridge. Her glossy-paged hardcover book is about anthropology through the lens of cosmetics use--I bought a copy months ago and devoured every page. If you love...

January 9, 2018

Contrary to the stories and photos portrayed in fashion magazines, we don't all live comfortable, carefree, and effortless lives. Many of us have personal struggles that try our souls daily and frequently keep us home-bound: the 24/7 care of a colicky baby or disabled child, caring for yourself or a relat...

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year! Let's all make it a great year--and how about some great hair, too? Your locks can really get roughed up from constant covering, especially if you're wearing hats that are too tight, or headwear with combs and clips that snag. Thus, today's post: pro tips from New York hair and wig stylist...

December 29, 2017

Time for a new headscarf technique to liven up your mid-season wardrobe. This one is quick and easy, and works best with an oblong rectangular scarf that measures at least 17" wide by 72" long. Enjoy!

Read here about styling this happy headscarf technique with a chic LBD.

December 21, 2017

Wondering how your hat collection can go from piled up on the closet floor to fancy and tres facile? Here's how you can pull it off (without putting a large dent in your hat budget, of course). This wall-mounted hat rack was created with pegboard cut to size, and mounted to the sheetrock wall on small woo...

December 18, 2017

The rich, iridescent pile of velvet was once the reserve of the elite. Nowadays this sumptuous material is available to all, and the addition of elastane gives it a comfortable ease. Here are three holiday party looks in emerald green, midnight blue, and red velvet--complete with sparkly accessories and w...

December 14, 2017

I don't know why we women love browsing photos and video tours of beautiful closets that rival great art installations and luxury clothing stores--but we do. This featured closet has humble proportions, yet is rich is modest garment options for the chilly fall and winter weather.

The mo...

December 11, 2017

Where I live in the Northeast, the landscape is a winter wonderland. Even with the bare trees and sometimes cloudy skies, there is still beauty to be found in the scintillating austerity. So too in life we can find a way to be cheerful when life's daily progression seems bleak. Here are three pick-me-ups...

December 6, 2017

Anyone else smitten with ponte blazers right now? I love the softness, the generous range of movement, the not-trying-too-hard vibe. The tailored yet knit construction lets you dress like a boss but feel like you're in pajamas. Here are three creative and comfortable combinations of ponte blazer, drapey b...

December 5, 2017

As you journey further into creative headscarf nirvana--and learn new tricks and techniques--you'll no doubt have some challenges. Here are solutions for the most common obstacles to styling headscarves, and tips for getting the coverage and comfort you want.   

Headaches  

This is the...

December 1, 2017

Today I'm thrilled to share with you an illuminating interview with artist and musician Gina R of Atlanta, GA. She's a very hip style-maker whose artistic approach to modest fashion always looks effortless.  

How does your art inspire your headwear?

I'm a painter, and my focus is on way...

November 30, 2017

There is no trustier garment for the woman of substance than the shirtdress. Venezuelan-born socialite-turned-fashion mogul Carolina Herrera has elevated this classic dress to the stratosphere of sophistication. Even the more affordable iterations have been reworked with embroidery, multiple layers, bell...

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