Posts in category "Fashion"
I don’t think I’ll ever grow fond of cell phones; Of their omnipresence and annoying ringtones. I have one perforce, For convenience, of course. One has to keep up with the families Jones.
On the Today Show this morning, Savannah Guthrie wore the most curious of dresses. OK, who am I, you ask, to be talking about dresses? No expert to be sure. But there was something about her dress that anyone with any common sense and even a rudimentary sense of , let’s say, style would... Read more »
Born today was Mr. Bell, Invented the phone, as all know so well. He couldn’t foresee it , for better or worse: Contemporary clones some consider a curse.
Born today was Levi Strauss Whose pants are worn around the house. And if the husband is a mouse, They’re probably worn by his spouse. “In 1872, a Nevada tailor named Jacob Davis asked Strauss to join him in a business venture. He had added metal rivets to the pockets of denim pants, making... Read more »
Born today was Louis Tiffany. Precious few of us, if any, Alone or en masse, Not aesthetically mesmerized by his stained glass. “Salvaged from the Laurelton Hall living room, this["Spring"] is one of the Four Seasons window panels produced by Louis Comfort Tiffany c. 1899–1900. The four panels were exhibited at Exposition Universelle, Paris... Read more »
Born today was Mary Quant: In her life fashion was paramount. Feminine legs are much better overt And so she invented the miniskirt. I love vulgarity, good taste is death, vulgarity is life” ― Mary Quant Being true to her principles, she was appointed in 1966 to the Order of the British Empire and ... Read more »
Born on this day was Jane Austen. Legions of us have got lost in Life in her observant novels.* British upper crust—no hovels. *In chronological order: 1. Sense and Sensibility 2. Pride and Prejudice 3. Mansfield Park 4. Emma 5. Northanger Abbey 6. Persuasion In Closing: This year marks the bicentennial of the publication of... Read more »
Born today was Lillian Russell. Hers was the era of the booty-ful bustle. Actress, singer, society lady, Whose sugar daddy was Diamond Jim Brady. “Returning to the United States in 1884, Russell was in the news frequently because of her personal life—her marriage to Solomon in 1884 was annulled nine years later after his arrest for bigamy,... Read more »
Born today was Canaletto He painted Venice (but not its Ghetto) The palaces on its Canals; The Campanile with its bells.* *”Each of the original five bells had names and were rung to signal specific events: the Maleficio signaled that a capital execution was going to take place. La Trottiera called magistrates to the Palazzo... Read more »
Born today was Charles Dana Gibson. Reimaging the fair sex he earned his nibs in. He drew them hair-stacked, narrow-waist, Independent, free, but in good taste. But absolutely NOT strait-laced. “He [Lawrence of Arabia] soon found a soul mate in his hostess, Nancy Astor, Britain’s first woman member of Parliament, and perhaps the most energetic, flamboyant,... Read more »