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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Apr 4, 2018

Iris Apfel POP UP at Bergdorf Goodman

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Iris Apfel Hand Picked Collection at Bergdorf’s

Call it a girl crush or perhaps just some major admiration for a woman that never stops DOING! I adore Iris Apfel-she is proof positive that you can always keep evolving and remain vibrant  no matter what age or stage of life you are in.

Accidental Icon Book $35.00

Alica & Olivia Vertify Fur Coat Black & White $1,595.00

Attico Dragon Embroidered Satin Pouch $575.00

Crewneck Tee$150.00

Ashley Pittman Necklace $1,195.00

Her latest offering is is now available at her POP UP shop via Bergdorf Goodman. Iris has handpicked a number of items that exzude her zest for life. Each item is a STATEMENT piece (no surprise there knowing Iris’s style palette) and will clearly perk up your wardrobe and your spirit.

All images courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman.com

 

Libertine Leopard Print Velvet Trench $5,000.00

Link to shop by clicking onto any image provided in post.ENJOY!

 

 

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Dec 13, 2016

Fabulous Find of the Day

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Soooo you’re contemplating  purchasing a pleated long skirt? You want one that you can dress up and down giving you  multiple  wardrobe options BUT  you don’t think of it as a closet staple so  you really don’t want to plop down a small fortune. I have the PERFECT solution…See below this fabulous find  on SALE (our favorite four letter word) at under $30.00 and a 5 star rating.  Your Welcome. Have a fabulous day.

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Silver Pleated Maxi $46.99 Sale priced $26.99

click on image to be directed to site.

Addendum: For those of you ready to commit to this pleated look and have a bit more of a budget to play with… might I suggest this beauuuty from Bergdorfs…

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