Category Archives: Talking Fashion

This category focuses on fashion tips, styles and how women in the 50 plus age group are very fashionable and not frumpy.

My Denim Journey

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 IN: Talking Fashion

My Denim Journey
By now you know I like to observe national holidays, mostly for women’s health awareness. However, today I want to call attention to Lee National Denim Day, on October 7th, to talk about my journey to finding the perfect pair of denim.

My Denim Journey

But first, what is Lee National Denim Day?  It is a fundraiser created by Lee Jeans.  Lee Jeans first produced in 1889 in Salina, Kansas.
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The History of Wearing White

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 IN: Talking Fashion

Fashion History, Wearing WHite
Who mandated wearing white after Labor Day is a fashion faux pas? When I started to research the history of wearing white, I found little in writing regarding this no-no of sporting the color after the first Monday in September.

Fashion History, Wearing White

Perhaps it was a petty distinction initiated with the snobby upper class looking to establish their golden rules of fashion.
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Hello, Fall 2016

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 IN: Talking Fashion

Hello, Fall 2016
Hello, Fall 2016!  My favorite season has unofficially arrived.  You know once the end of summer celebration, Labor Day comes and goes, it is fall.

Hello, Fall 2016

All the tell tales sign are here, including crisp mornings, chilly evenings, shorter days with less sunlight, my allergies begin remind me the mold and ragweed counts are high, and I hear the school buses zooming by early in the morning.

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New York Calling

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, August 29, 2016 IN: I Love Museums On the Road Again Talking Fashion

Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rooftop Garden, standing at British artist, Cornelia Parker's recreation from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film, Psycho.

Perhaps it my annual trips to New York City when I was a child with my grandmother and or with the private all-girl’s high school I attended but it seems that the city that never sleeps is always calling me back. This time to see latest curated exhibit at the Anna Wintour Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
New York Calling
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Chanel’s Iconic Bags

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, August 15, 2016 IN: Bonjour, Paris Iconic Fashion Designers Talking Fashion

This month one of the greatest couturiers of the 20th century has a birthday: Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel.  In honor of what would have been the designer’s 133rd birthday on August 19th, let’s look at the allure of Coco Chanel’s iconic bags.

Chanel's Iconic Bags

 

Chanel's Iconic Bags

Wearing: Old Teri Jon Little Black Dress, Vintage Opera-Length Silver Pearls, Vintage Peau de soie Evening Bag with Lulu Frost pin, Vince Camuto Nappa Metallic Caged Heels with Dita Cat-Eye Sunnies

Chanel’s Iconic Bags. Pamphlet from 2010 Chanel Exhibit in NYC.

I thought my fashion passion bucket would be overflow during the summer of 2010 when my daughter and I visited Chanel’s New York flagship store on 57th Street, to see The Secrets of the Chanel Handbag, an exhibit demonstrating the construction and history of the company’s iconic
2.55 handbag.
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Shoulder-Baring

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 IN: Age- Defying Style Talking Fashion Videos

Shoulder-Baring

Ladies, you know the focus of The Age of Grace is mainly about creating awareness so that women baby boomers can age gracefully (and healthy!).

Shoulder-Baring

That’s still the case but today, I want to show that the off the shoulder fashion trend can work for women over the age of 50.
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Countdown

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Monday, May 23, 2016 IN: Talking Beauty Talking Fashion

Countdown

Every year in late May, right around Memorial Day Weekend, I look forward to our annual Club 21  dinner dance.

Similar to the fashionable crowd that attends the Met Gala in New York City, I want to look my best.  I start my countdown at least four-months before to prepare.

Countdown

I developed my own must-do checklist after twenty years of attending the soiree, that includes the following:
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2016 Met Gala

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 IN: Fashion Is Art Talking Fashion

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.  This wedding ensemble from Chanel’s fall 2014 haute couture collection.  It is made of scuba knot that was machine-sewn but finished by hand, while the design of the cape was hand-drawn by Karl Lagerfeld, then digitized to give it a pixilated feel.  Its rhinestones were heat-printed, then accented with hand-sewn pearls and gemstones. As described by Andrew Bolton, curator at the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Every spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute holds one of the most glamorous and exclusive nights in New York City: an annual fundraiser that started in 1946. The Met Gala, fashion’s biggest night, took place on May 2nd.

80,000 red roses, 200,000 red silk roses and laser-cut ;ace for the Metropolitan Museum's Great Hall by benefit event designer, Raul Àvila.

A 65-foot structure rises from the center of the space made up of 80,000 red roses, 200,000 red silk roses and laser-cut ;ace for the Metropolitan Museum’s Great Hall by benefit event designer, Raul Àvila.  Image credit:  Taylor Jewell.Vogue Magazine.

This year’s theme was Manus x Machina:  Fashion in an Age of Technology.  Andrew Bolton, the  curator of the Costume Insitute, explained the theme, saying “traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made. Technology affects everything we do every day. This year’s exhibit will examine how fashion is celebrated with a tech theme.”
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One Stop

BY: Eugenia PUBLISHED ON: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 IN: I Love Museums On the Road Again Style Icons Talking Fashion

One Stop

When you live in Small Town, USA like I do, a trip to New York City is the ultimate one stop destination for style inspiration, great food, cultural enrichment, and of course, shopping.

One Stop

My hubby and I motored to New York City for a belated birthday celebration with our daughter, Channing, a fashion journalist.  Upon our arrival on Friday evening, we commenced the weekend’s festivities with a literary-themed dining experience at The Writing Room in her neighborhood.

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