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Twiggy and Me

I remember clearly when I first became aware of fashion. Not just clothes, I’ve always loved clothes. But fashion, as in what was in style and what was not. Grown-up fashion. It was late 1967, early 1968. I was eleven going on twelve, and …

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Early Spring Dressing: Doing the Math

One of the joys of living in a northern climate is the changing seasons. I love it when fall comes around and I can “turn my closet” and pull out my heavy turtlenecks, boots, and tweed jackets after a summer …

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My Spring Break-up … with Vogue

When you’ve lived on one Canadian river or another almost all your life, like I have, the term “spring break-up” has very specific connotations. And if you’ve lived along the Saint John River in New Brunswick, where I grew up, ice …

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To Dye or Not To Dye … The Decision

To dye, or not to dye? Should I go grey, or not? That was the question I posed in a blog post a couple of weeks ago. I thought I might be ready to go ‘au naturel.’ Or some variation thereof. …

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Spring Shopping Wish List… A Work in Progress

It seems as if spring has finally sprung here. For today anyway. The ice is melting and great sheets are floating downstream past our house. The geese fly in every evening, land on the water, and then go for a …

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This Old Suit: Updating An Investment Piece from Years Gone By

I’m a great believer in investment dressing. When I can afford it. And when a jacket, or pair of pants, or in this case a suit, fits well, is a timeless classic, and makes me feel like a million bucks, …

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Going Grey. Or Not

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about going grey. Or not. There are a myriad of articles on the web these days exhorting women to be proud of their grey or white locks. Or “mature hair” as a stylist’s assistant …

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I’m Walking on Sunshine Coz It’s Almost Spring… Maybe.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, today. The sun is shining. Hubby is out skiing his butt off because we just had some lovely snow. And I am not out skiing my butt off because I hurt my back on Saturday. …

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In Dire Need of Some Spring Inspiration

Have you seen the 1980 movie Private Benjamin with Goldie Hawn? Well… there’s a scene where Judy/Goldie is on guard duty at night. It’s dark, it’s raining. She’s soaked, her wet hair hanging in her face. She’s in a helmet, …

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Fifties Girl

I finally saw the movie Carol a week or so ago. My friend, Elizabeth, and I both loved it. And we decamped to my favourite Indian restaurant to enthuse about it afterward. The acting is superb. I loved Cate Blanchette …

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