CE&E RENOVATION EXPERIMENT FIVE: CAPSULE WARDROBE VI – BELTS

[First post in this Experiment: Capsule Wardrobe I] [Previous post in this Experiment: Capsule Wardrobe V – 2014-15 Fall-Winter Color Fashion Trends] “Belts are a good and relatively inexpensive way to add new chic, to classic, simple designs, and to… Continue Reading

C&E Renovation Experiment: Five – Capsule Wardrobe V – 2014-15 Fall Winter Color & Fashion Trends

“While the new color fads enthusiastically promoted by fashion editors and department stores stylists may be tempting at first, you can tire of them very quickly. In any case it is certainly preferable to create a personal palette of your… Continue Reading

CE&C Renovation Experiment: Five – Capsule Wardrobe IV – Bespoke the New Frugal Luxury?

“The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.” Cecil Beaton Three years ago, I bought a pair of extremely high-end black washable stretch crepe pants. Not only were they the most comfortable pants I have ever owned, they looked as good as… Continue Reading

CE&C Renovation Experiment: Five – Capsule Wardrobe III – Ballerinas

“Ballerinas… are… the obligatory companions to trousers… Ballerinas are also charming for very young girls (until, let’s say, twelve…), as well as for young women in the summertime with full-skirted dresses. But they should never be seen on a city… Continue Reading

CE&C Renovation Experiment: Five – Capsule Wardrobe II

“To be elegant is first of all to know oneself, and to know oneself well requires a certain amount of reflection and intelligence. Consequently, a woman who is utterly stupid will always find it extremely difficult to become truly elegant.… Continue Reading

CE&C Renovation Experiment: Five – Capsule Wardrobe I

“One of the striking differences between a well dressed American woman and a well dressed Parisienne is the size of their wardrobes. The Americans would probably be astonished by the very limited number of garments hanging in the Frenchwoman’s closet,… Continue Reading

CE&C Renovation Experiment Two: Scarves I – Grandmother’s Wisdom

“…it is necessary to give a good deal of thought to accessories and never buy anything on an impulse that does not fit into your well established program. The saying “I can not afford to buy cheaply,” was never so… Continue Reading