Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hats off

Not sure how I feel about the big floppy felt hats for fall and winter… It’s just a little too Mary Tyler Moore for me.

I’m not totally opposed to the hippie dippie look that Nicole Richie pulls it off with. I love jean shorts, a fringe vest, and boots topped off with a floppy hat at Coachella. Even Jenny from the block could occasionally pull it off.

What really turned me off was Kim Kardashian’s white ensemble with the white wide brimmed hat. It’s not that it’s white, I do adore white after labor day (I hate fashion rules). And don’t get me wrong, I love the Kardashian’s as much as the next girl and I’m all about keeping up with them. But it’s so overdone and it doesn’t seem to provide any purpose.

A sun hat I get, you are lame and you don’t want to get a fabulous glow. And a fedora, well I get that too; in the winter it can keep your blow-out from getting snowed on. Even a knit cap to keep your diamond studs from freezing over can be useful.

So, my advice is unless you’re on a yacht in St. Tropez keep the brim slim.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hello Fall...Hello again my fabulous friends!

I'm back.

I kept putting off writing cause I thought I needed an excuse…um then it dawned on my that it’s MY blog. Ha!

So that being said. Here are my excuses anyway; First, I moved from Park Slope to Rochester New York. Yes, you heard me I took my fur coat and my attitude and headed for the burbs.

Second, I had baby and totally became a fat bloated pregnant women who’s best looks were maternity jeans and draped sweaters…boring! I literally, gained 50 pounds and blew up like a balloon. Even my OTK boots wouldn’t zip up over my kankles.

Lastly, I lost my fashion idol. My dad was the most fabulous person I knew, the most incredible dresser, and had a laugh that could light up a room. He was famous for going sockless in loafers, sporting long hair and Izods in the 80’s, making a bow-tie cool again, he adored wearing shocking pink corduroy pants, he was always in search of the perfect white button down, and he topped it all off with a Burberry Trench. He was Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Hugo Boss all rolled in to one. I was inspired by his artistic design and driven by his love for his ‘fabulous’ girl. He was my biggest fan. I miss him everyday.

Actually, caring for him while he battled cancer, and loosing him to the disease is why I stopped writing. And now my mourning is what has brought me back. I decided to have my father’s round tortoise Oliver People eye glasses, made into prescription sunglasses for myself. After picking them up, I looked in the mirror. Then I said “hi sweetie,” just like my dad said to me every morning. It made me smile, really truly smile. That’s how I knew I was ready to come back to Fabulous in Park Slope. Enjoy life, live without regret and always remember how fun it is to be fabulous.

In honor of my dad, I’m going to highlight some of my favorite men’s wear looks for Fall.

Lanvin Loafer

Miu Miu Brogue

Band of Outsiders..a man after my own heart.
Boy. By Band of Outsiders (

Velvet Tux Jackets by Stella McCartney