CE&C Renovation Experiment Three: Lingerie I – No Nonsense

“Even though a woman’s lingerie may be reduced to two pieces, they should at least be matching. It is the height of negligence to wear a white brassiere with black pants or the reverse. Bright-colored undergarments are charming but of… Continue Reading

CE&C Renovation Experiment: Two – Scarves III – List of Luxury Scarf Companies

[First post in this Experiment: Scarves I – Grandmother’s Wisdom] [Previous post in this Experiment: Scarves II – Scarf Basics] Over the last few posts, I have talked a lot about scarves. I thought you might like to see some.… Continue Reading

CE&C Renovation Experiment Two: Scarves II – Scarf Basics

[Previous post in this experiment: Scarves I – Grandmother’s Wisdom] When I wear a silk scarf I feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.” Audrey Hepburn I have boxes of scarfs I have acquired over the years. Most… 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

CE&C Renovation Experiment: A Guiding Light – Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

Yesterday, as the Love of My Life (LOML) and I were in the car going to do our ritual Saturday grocery shopping run, in front of a house in our ‘hood, there were a number of cardboard boxes with a… Continue Reading

CE&C Renovation Experiment: Quelle surprise!

In the 1920s the Seeberger brothers’ photographic images of the beautiful and wealthy people of Paris redefined western women’s expectations of themselves. Beauty became celluloid deep and available to all. An extremely lucrative market was born. Since I was a… Continue Reading