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Letters from a Lifelong Fashionista
Some of what I write is specifically about Sausalito fashion or applies to San Francisco or California. Other opinions are about the eternal issues faced by fashion designers, store buyers and consumers: What lines flatter each kind of figure? How can colors work together to create new looks? What do you call those poofy skirts that make you look like you’re wearing a giant Cheeto?
And, of course, the occasional “OMG, did you see this?”
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“I Love It!” Stories
Every one of us has her (or his) unique taste. On the pages listed below I’ll share links and commentary for new fashion finds I love for our Northern California lifestyle.
Fashion Gaffes: “A Rose by the Wrong Name” Stories
If I’m looking at clothes or handbags or shoes on eBay I know that some items will be mis-labeled. Some of the terminology will be just plain wrong. Embarrassingly, painfully, woefully wrong.
But I don’t expect to see the same kinds of fashion gaffes in a Macy’s ad online, let alone a page from Sak’s or Nordstroms. There are lots of subtleties in how we describe different fashions, but the basics are like a spelling bee: you either get the name right or wrong. There’s almost no middle ground.
You’ll find links below to my stories on the misadventures of fashion copy writers.