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I had a gift card for a makeup application in my International Emmy's Gala swag bag. So off I went to the Le Parker Méridien Hotel to Blushington before attending The Rita Hayworth Gala last night. What a find! Pretty salon with a wonderful staff.  All the best brands Nars, Estee Lauder, Clinque Urbaan Decay you name it. Keyerra did my makeup beautifully. I will definitely return again and again.
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Little Black Dress Reading

I was so inspired seeing Sargent's Madame X  at the Met I wrote  a HuffPost , Little Black Dress. I love the power, mystery and sexy feel of wearing a LBD. My summer reading led me to two wonderful novels  of lives touched by the glamour, elegance and romance of dressing well.

Donyale Luna

When Donyale Luna was discovered by photographer David Mc Cabe  she was a creature of her own invention. Behind her was her family in Chicago where  she was raised by her mother who was  a nurse and father who worked in  a construction. She was no longer Peggy Ann Freeman  who performed in local theatre productions.  She had come to New York City to be a model and fate answered. The  editor of Harpers Bazaar  sent her to an illustrator and used the drawing  for the cover. The 6’2” stunning beauty went on to take Europe by storm walking in the haute couture shows.Then the achievement  of any model Donyale  became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue. She was lionized by the press where she gave colorful and controversial interviews. She partied with Salvador Dali, the Rolling Stones and had a romance with Maxmillian  Schnell. Film roles followed in Skidoo, Andy Warhol’s Camp, Salome, and the lead in director Federico Fellini, Satyricon. Unfortunately Donyale had a drug hab…

Bici Chic

Everyone thinks it's vintage I get so many compliments on my Schwinn cruiser I bought  at Toy R Us. I love packing my basket with lunch, books and a blanket and riding around the Pier or through Central Park. Sometimes  I ride to parties just like Bill Cunningham. I wear flip flops and put my stilettos in the basket. More difficult is sticking to a two cocktail minimum. Below are some images of Bici Chic.

Romona Keveza

The woman that wears couture designer Romona Keveza is a star of the red carpet or her wedding. My first impression of her designs was seeing Arianna Grande in her sleek  red gown at The 2016 Grammy's.   I went to her elegant penthouse salon for a cocktail party for The 11th Annual Taste of Hope. I took the phots below of her stunning creations on her beautiful house model.

The Bird's Nest

I hate to comb my hair. I usually use my hands. So anything sexy, messy and easy is my go to look. I am loving The Bird's Nest. I found a fabulous YouTube to help me out on the construction. Now all I need are cute earrings to accessorize.

Manus x Machina


Excited to see the press preview of Manus X Machina at The Anna Wintour Costume Institute at the Met this week. My Mom was a seamstress in Philadelphia. Often she would bring home piece work to make extra money. Many of the 175 haute couture dresses on display featured beautiful handmade details. The exhibition is breathtaking  and timeless. Here are a few designs featured. I also added my favorite red carpet looks from the Costume Gala.