CE&C Renovation Experiment: Eight – Pounds Be Gone: A Recalibration I

“The unwanted pound which insidiously sneaks up on you when your attention is elsewhere is the most redoubtable enemy of many women. Every spring-time the fashion magazines and women’s pages invent new diets which, if they are followed to the… 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