Monthly Archives: February 2012

Warm Weather Is Here. I’m Still on Winter Fabrics

It’s gotten warm, but I’m having trouble letting go of wool ties in particular. Ah well, it can’t hurt, it’s a very Virginian trait after all. Q: How many Virginians does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: Three. … Continue reading

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One Rig to Rule Them All

Happy Mardi Gras, y’all. I know I should  post a gumbo recipe (our dinner tonight), the makings of a perfect Sazerac, or the best way to incorporate green, purple and gold into your wardrobe, but I’ll stick to a more … Continue reading

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Another Blow to Elegance. Lillian Bassman Dies at 94.

  “Her photos captured a mid-century world of elegant, slightly elongated women, impeccably dressed, done up in high-contrast black and white. Avedon once described her style as making “visible that heartbreaking invisible place between the appearance and the disappearance of … Continue reading

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