Photos courtesy of Charlotte Moss
Charlotte Moss is one of the most recognized and respected names in the design world. In addition to writing over eleven books on design, gardens and entertaining, she’s created her own furniture line for Century, carpets for Stark, fabrics, wallpaper, home accessories, art pieces, china for Pickard, jewelry for P E. Guerin, and clothing for IBU Movement. A couple of weeks ago, Charlotte and I sat down to talk about style.
Hers, mine, and how to acquire it.
Photographs by Jennifer Denton
This week I’m doing Fashion Friday a day early, because I’ve joined five other Over 50 women to talk about fall fashion. I love being part of their group, because our styles are all so different.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not out and about like I was before Covid, which means, I’m not buying any new clothes. If you’ve followed me here on 1010ParkPlace then you know I buy quality over quantity, so my clothes last me forever.
This week I’m shopping my closet, mixing and matching things I already have.
The great Ruth Gordon from the 1968 film Rosemary's Baby.
When was the last time you visited Ulta or Sephora or cruised makeup lessons on YouTube? Lots of teens and young women have taken makeup to extremes, but I’m shocked to see how many women over 50 have joined them.
Many look like they’ve been to clown school.
Photographs by Jennifer Denton, taken at Bohanan's, San Antonio.
Not long ago I watched the film Rumor Has It with Kevin Costner and Jennifer Aniston. Aniston’s character was lamenting the fact that her life was “a little nuts” to which Costner’s character said, “Life should be a little nuts. Otherwise it’s just a bunch of Thursdays strung together.” I love that line! If everything in life was accompanied by a smooth path, with no ups and downs, how would we know if we could survive when life hands us down days, months or even years? And on the flip side of the same coin, how could we fully appreciate the good days?
If a life without worry sounds perfect, might I suggest that after a while, even paradise might seem like a bunch of Thursdays, devoid of those moments that make us who we are?
JANESSA LEONÉ "Clémence" Hat
Regardless of where you live, the weather forecast says temperatures are going to continue to soar from now until fall. In addition to always carrying a full bottle of water, we need to wear something lightweight and cool, plus what about a hat and a hand fan?
May I make some suggestions?
I’m a big believer in investment shopping and in finding and keeping a few essential pieces in my closet. When I find a piece that’s a keeper, I don’t mind paying more for it. But in return I expect it to become a wardrobe workhorse. I want it to last a long time and work with what I already own.
One thing that is essential in my closet is a good, black jacket, preferably a blazer.
Throughout history many marriages were more of a business arrangement between families than a marriage of love. If the bride came from wealth, her dress reflected her status, otherwise, most brides wore the best dress they owned. It wasn’t until the marriage of England’s Queen Victoria in 1840, that white wedding dresses came into vogue. Since then styles and traditions have changed. First-time brides no longer feel they have to wear white, and choosing a dress for a second wedding—especially if the bride is a certain age—is often more challenging.
Months before I married James, I hadn’t given my dress much thought until… One morning I awoke with what can best be described as a strong message.
As clear as can be, my little voice said, “Your dress is waiting for you. Go find it. Today.”
Photo by Cathleen Trainor
There’s something so fabulous about faux fur. It can be chic, sophisticated, even a bit glamorous! From vests to coats, I own way too many faux fur pieces, but I just can’t help myself. I’m a faux fur addict! Continue Reading
can you believe we are in the holiday home stretch? in case you need a reminder, this sunday is christmas day. yessiree, in six days all of our christmas presents will be wrapped and sitting under the tree. raise your hand if you’ve donned your gay apparel. ha. you thought i was going to say finished your shopping, didn’t you? but this is a style post, after all, so discussing all things apparel is a must. but with christmas day and new year’s eve on the horizon let’s see how we can transition a holiday outfit to a weekend look. Continue Reading
this week’s style challenge is for anyone who finds themselves racing against the clock this holiday season. when you find yourself on the go, the last thing you want to worry about is what to wear. especially if you are running straight from work to an after hour holiday party, drinks, or dinner. Continue Reading