Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday January 20, 2023 “Who is FICA? And why is he getting all my money?” – Rachel in Friends One: The 90s – “Don’t call it a comeback” In honor of the release of The 90s Show on Netflix, I’d like to highlight some trends and things that have become popular in recent… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

The 90s – “Don’t call it a comeback”

In honor of the release of The 90s show on Netflix, I’d like to highlight some trends and things that have become popular in recent years. As L.L. Cool J says, “Don’t call it a comeback”; some of these trends have never really gone away, but I’ve been reading about things that take me right… Continue reading The 90s – “Don’t call it a comeback”

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday January 13, 2023 “The town was Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A., Earth, Solar System, Milky Way. The walls were those of the Rumfoord estate.” –The Sirens of Titan By Kurt Vonnegut One: Newport, RI: off-season Living in Boston, MA, allows me to take fun road trips all over New England. I don’t take advantage… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Newport, RI: off-season

Living in Boston, MA, allows me to take fun road trips all over New England. I don’t take advantage of this fact very often. This past week I traveled to Newport, RI. I was meeting some college alum to attend a basketball game at the University of Rhode Island. It was a chance to take… Continue reading Newport, RI: off-season

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday January 6, 2023 “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way.” – Georgia O’Keeffe One: Pantone Color of the Year 2023: Viva Magenta: “Viva Magenta is a nuanced crimson red with pink tones that presents a balance between warm and cool. Rooted in nature,… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Pantone Color of the Year

2023: Viva Magenta: “Viva Magenta is a nuanced crimson red with pink tones that presents a balance between warm and cool. Rooted in nature, this hybrid colour is powerful, empowering and assertive, but not aggressive – it encourages experimentation and self-expression without restraint. Ultimately, this electrifying, boundary-less shade promotes optimism, joy and strength.“ From Refinery 29,… Continue reading Pantone Color of the Year

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday December 30, 2022 “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie One: The Best of 2022 As you reflect on 2022, think about some of your favorite shows, movies, clothing items, beauty products, and trips. Sharing your favorites from 2022 with friends and… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday December 23, 2022 “A little ‘Bonjour’ goes a long way.” – Emily, Emily in Paris One: Cheesy Movie Update I wrote about cheesy Christmas movies on December 2nd and challenged myself to watch 25 cheesy movies by December 25th. When I started the challenge, I was going only to watch 2022 movies.… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista

Cheesy Christmas Movie Update

I wrote about cheesy Christmas movies on December 2nd and challenged myself to watch 25 cheesy movies by December 25th. When I started the challenge, I was going only to watch 2022 movies. I had enough to choose from; according to Vulture, 153 new holiday movies were released this year from October to December. There Are… Continue reading Cheesy Christmas Movie Update

Notes of a Fashionista

Five on Friday December 16, 2022 “This is the season when people of all faiths and cultures are pushing back against the planetary darkness. We string bulbs, ignite bonfires, and light candles. And we sing.” —Anita Diamant One: Holiday Traditions Last week I wrote about the December holidays; this week, I will write about traditions… Continue reading Notes of a Fashionista