Category: Fashion

The Second Lady strikes out at the fashion plate

  Who am I, I must confess, To cast aspersions on a dress? But Mother Pence wore one too short And much too tight starboard to port. Her dress invited folks to stare At upper arms too plump to bare. Her belt too high, her shoes passe; That’s what the cognoscenti say. Mother, next time... Read more »

On Melania's ADdress at the UN

  At the UN Melania’s voice was too soft. It was harder to hear her when somebody coughed. She wore a Delpozo in front of the crowd; Its  shoulders too large and its color too loud.

Trump putting Melania front and center

Melania Trump will now speak for her spouse. Her silence has been like the quietest mouse Though the Donald’s assigned her To give a stem-winder She likely will smile more and showcase her blouse.

On accepting social change

  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.  

The Strange Fashion Choice of Savannah Guthrie

  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 »

Alexander Graham Bell: What Would He Say About the Selfie?

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.

Levi Strauss: First Name In Pants

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 »

Louis Tiffany: The Epitome of Beautiful Windows and Lamps

  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 »

Mary Quant: The Goddess of Mod

  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 »

Jane Austen: Henry Adams Ranked Her With Shakespeare

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 »