Jan 19, 2021

A Need to Read….2 Stylish Stories

Posted By: Terri
Category: Tuesday's Tip

Tuesday’s Tip…If you’re in the mood to read a book that takes you away from the daily grind, I have two books that have been in my  reading rotation for years. Truth be told-I have read and re-read each book more than a few times and find that they still deliver. Both books are not exactly  “hot of the press” recommendations but rather two books that stand the test of time. If you’re looking to cuddle up and lose yourself in a good stylish read here are two of my absolute favorites.

“If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.–Time”

I personally think Grace Coddington is a styling genius and I do not use those words lightly. If you were an avid reader of Vogue and relished the beautiful photospreads within it’s contents , I’m here to inform you that more times than not they were styled by the artistic and visionary Grace Coddington. This is one interesting and luminating read about all things fashion and style.

A brief bio:

Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion’s best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Grace’s palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine’s most memorable shoots.
With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy travelogues that would become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American Vogue, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics.
Delightfully underscored by Grace’s pen-and-ink illustrations, Grace will introduce readers to the colorful designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers, models, and celebrities with whom Grace has created her signature images. Grace reveals her private world with equal candor–the car accident that almost derailed her modeling career, her two marriages, the untimely death of her sister, Rosemary, her friendship with Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis, and her thirty-year romance with Didier Malige. Finally, Grace describes her abiding relationship with Anna Wintour, and the evolving mastery by which she has come to define the height of fashion.

The wonderful Betty Halbreich has stories to tell and they are fascinating. If you love fashion and a great back story about all that goes on behind of scenes in dressing some of the most fashionable women on the planet …Pick up this book ASAP.

A brief bio…

Betty Halbreich is a true original. Now in her eighties, she has spent nearly forty years at the luxury store Bergdorf Goodman, working with socialites, stars and ordinary women. She has led many to appreciate their real selves through clothes, frank advice and her unique brand of wisdom; she is trusted by the most discriminating persons – including Hollywood’s top stylists – to tell them what looks best. But her own transformation from cosseted girl to fearless truth-teller is the greatest makeover of all.

Born into a successful Chicago family, aged twenty Betty married dashing Sonny Halbreich and came to Manhattan, where the couple threw themselves into a whirlwind of long hours, cocktails and Park Avenue parties, living the high life in 1950s New York. However, the marriage began to fray and after two decades came undone completely. Bereft, Betty attempted suicide. As she embarked on the frightening process of reclaiming herself, she was offered a lifeline: a job at Bergdorf Goodman. For Betty, with her innate sense of style and craftsmanship, it was a perfect fit.

Hardworking, elegant, and gifted with sparkling wit and razor-sharp powers of observation, in her amazing life story as in her style guidance Betty Halbreich is never afraid to tell it straight.


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May 19, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip…Summer Sparkle

Posted By: Terri

Tuesday’s Tip is full of SPARKLE and highlights a wonderful site that not only offers a beautiful array of products but supports a family owned business based out of Los Angeles. Each item is lovingly handmade to order and  the reviews are beyond outstanding! Rest assured that the quality and overall sales experience is nothing but first rate.

*I came upon this wonderful site about a year ago and have been an avid fan ever since. One look at their offerings and I have a felling you will be a loyal devotee as well.

Take a moment and check out everything that this wonderful small family run business has to offer. With Summer fast approaching and quarantine guidelines being lifted (finally) there’s no better time to sparkle.




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May 12, 2020

Tuesday’s Top Picks – Mark & Graham

Posted By: Terri
Category: Tuesday's Tip

Patterned Lucite Tray $115.00 Monogram extra

Mark & Graham  is a very sweet site full of  lovely handbags, totes,leather goods  and a host of BEAUTIFUL gift giving items that you will absolutely L.O.V.E. All items on the site are swoon worthy  and affordable and many can be monogrammed to perfection. The marvelous monogramming does cost extra but it does add that extra special detail that we all admire and appreciate not to mention the quality is first rate and available at a price  point that won’t break the bank.  You’re basic win-win!

Dreamy Robe $89.00

Sooooo- if you’re in need of a little pick me up (and who isn’t right now?!)or perhaps find yourself  looking for a great  gift that you would like to personalize -check out this wonderful site.

*Click on any image below to be directed to Mark & Graham.com

Build Your Bag- Custom bags YOUR WAY… A fabulous selection of design features for you to choose from and available at a wide range of affordable price points.

Small Travel Jewelry Case $49.00

Mar & Graham Palm Leaf Clutch ($49.-$59.00)

P.S.* Mark & Graham are running a sale with a host of their best selling items priced at 40% off.  Take a ‘peek and find some sensational bags and assorted accessories that you might want to put your stamp on today. Enjoy!

Fringe Napkins (Set of 4 $59.00) Monogram $1200 each extra


M & G Wood & Marble Cheese Boards ($49.00) Monogram ($12.00 each)

Turkish Beach Towels $59.00 Monogram extra

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May 5, 2020

Tuesday’s Top Picks

Posted By: Terri
Category: Tuesday's Tip

Good Morning Glamour Girls!  Today starts a new feature that will continue each Tuesday going forward. It’s called Tuesday’s Top Picks and will  be spotlighting one retail establishment each week with a host of items that are  affordable and “Oh so pretty. ”

This weeks pick is Anthropologie! Items featured are priced UNDER $100.00 each and all are swoon worthy. I hope this new feature spotlights,informs and adds some inspo to your day.

Here’s to helping out the economy with some affordable retail therapy and adding some Glamour to your surroundings. Enjoy!

Mama Knows Best Jute Bag $88.00

Vitamin Sea Beach Towel $54.00

Pocket Astrology $9.99

Claire Desjardins Kaleidoscope Candle $28.00

Clare V. Dessert Plate $18.00

Rifle Paper Garden Party Monogram Mug $14.00

Agate Cheese Board $78.00

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