Thursday, September 18, 2014
icon status. She is the modern day princess who is now, again, with child. Choosing a life where you are destined to be queen I'm sure has plenty of pros and cons. 24-hour staff is most assuredly a pro. Royalty. How far removed are we from that world? I attended my share: Cotillion, galas and balls. Dined in the company of financial moguls. Traveled to European castles. None of this gets you close to the Royal Family of England. However, location does. Duchess Kate visited when I was only about 10 minutes from her in town which is where I snapped this shot.
Royalty became reality for about thirty minutes as the children and I played audience to her family's visit. Her slender frame outfitted in *red and her friendly greetings were all to be expected. Her hair was as close to perfection as you can get which was the same as her sweet face. Admittedly, I was a bit starstruck. She is a living legend but very real all the same.
*Princess Kate is so real in fact that she has re-worn this Luisa Spagnoli suit several times. Just like the rest of us...right. Truly, it was impeccable close-up. I am sure it was an investment for The Crown but it fits like a glove.
Smart shopping, Royals.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It's September and I've spotted Christmas. The festive chocolates, lay-by offers, and toy deals galore are not-so-subtle hints that tis' almost the season. I'm not rushing things and though this may be the earliest I've spotted the season, there are tons of pros to smart shopping early on. You'll save heaps of cash on early bird sales while you can stagger your budget over a few months. You can stash toys away in a secret box and keep track as they accumulate. I have three children so organization is key to gift giving fairness.
If you are not yet ready to go all out, then start small. I've recently added these Advent Calendars to my hidden collection. They are a very traditional item and were a quarter of the price they'll be next month. Bonus.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The representation of local fashion is admirable and the magnitude of events was as well. The press pass does make it a bit easier but I saw young and old, men and women in attendance. This is fashion access and though you may not think what you are wearing has anything to do with high fashion, think again. It is all trickle down in the fashion industry. From fabrics, to patterns and where to shop. The runway is just a stop on the clothing's way to you.
The most can be learned from street style, though. Feathers, lashes, and vintage Louis pretty much sums up what the people are wearing and it looks hot. There were amazing volunteers who, as a person who has served as a fashion week volunteer, know that they put all of their heart and soul into taking fashion to the next level.
So in a random sequence of photos, here is my experience. Oh, last thing. Birkenstock's are back. Yessssss!