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Monthly Archives November 2014

In Full Effect – At the 92nd Street Y!

Silynrose heading to the 92nd street Y

Silynrose heading to the 92nd street Y

If you’ve been paying attention to the fashion magazines and what’s in the store you already know that there is a reemergence of circle skirts and 1950’s full skirt dresses. Now, I am a huge fan of vintage, and I think the wiggle dresses, the Jackie O type skirt suits (especially Butte or wool knit) and full skirt dresses are my favorite. Let me tell you why you should have one of the full skirt dresses as part of your closet.

1) There is something extremely dainty and ladylike about it.
2) The style is one that is a win-win on the female body. If you are very hippy (and do not particularly find that one of your best features) the skirt actually camouflages the hips. Because the dress accentuates the waist (the smallest part) it flares away to create the hourglass shape. And for those of you who have no hips, this same flare gives the illusion that you have hips.

But, as I was cautioned by a very wise, body conscious friend, these skirts are more difficult to pull off if you have a boxy midsection. In that case, you need to invest in a bolero that maybe puffs a bit on the shoulder to provide the illusion. A bolero of this sort will balance you and allow the full skirt to flatter. Think “Loco” in the movie How to Marry a Millionaire, one of my fashion favorite movies.

In the picture featured below, I am wearing a full skirt dress. It is quilted and fabulous. I wore it to the 92nd Street Y to see the Fern Malis talk with fashion icon Valentino. It was great. I felt awesome in the outfit and as soon as I entered the event, I was asked to take a picture on the red carpet, which was posted on the website. The picture doesn’t do the dress as much justice, I think because I have on my red leather jacket. But that point notwithstanding, consider the perks of the dress.
And while you are out shopping this holiday season, do yourself a favor and try on one of these skirts. You may be surprised.IMG_20141121_201625



The Holidays are Here!

The holidays are in full swing and while there are no real expectations for dressing for Thanksgiving, Christmas is a holiday where you can be risky and extravagant. It is actually expected. For me, sequins, velvet and gold lame make the season fun. One thing to keep in mind is that sequin reflects light and draws attention, so think about which area of your body you want to reflect. Velvet absorbs light, so it takes attention away. So if you have a big mid section, consider a structured velvet jacket. If you have small chest try a peplum sequin blouse.
This holiday season, I have a few items that will certainly make the season bright:

Great with jeans and red pumps

Great with jeans and red pumps

Great with a pencil skirt

Great with a pencil skirt

Festive vintage handpainted bag - wear out shopping with a swing coat and leather fitted gloves.

Festive vintage handpainted bag – wear out shopping with a swing coat and leather fitted gloves.

Love this raw silk shirt dress in vibrant colors.  I will wear this with the leather belts and my red pumps.  Be the gift ;-)

Love this raw silk shirt dress in vibrant colors. I will wear this with the leather belts and my red pumps. Be the gift 😉

Most of all, enjoy the season!