Tag: 1940’s

A Sense of European Flair in Hermès

Alongside a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, just east of Downtown lies the historic Madison-Lake Apartments of 1927 – better known today as Hotel Merritt. A historian at heart for grand architecture I find the San Francisco bay area bestows a nostalgic era when detail was as intricate as the garments worn. Embracing centuries of history that towers before me, I … Read More A Sense of European Flair in Hermès

Femininity in Menswear

It’s a man’s world, at least in mine. When I was growing up in the early 1980s, I was surrounded in a male dominated realm which consisted of strength, masculinity, and determination. My father spent many of his days working as a diligent Engineer with my paternal grandfathers, both entrepreneurs in their established trade. One being a Folk-Art artist and the other an Electrician. … Read More Femininity in Menswear

An Amphitheater of Roses with Theresa

Life is all about inspiring others, as we all have an incredible opportunity to influence the next individual that crosses our path. This is why we purposely must always be aware of how our verbal and physical actions are carried out and come from a place of authentic love. One that comes to mind is nestled within a mother’s love, which consists of home … Read More An Amphitheater of Roses with Theresa

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Embrace the Unbinding Courage within the Journey

The relationship between one’s journey of self-growth and courage tends to evoke feelings of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty, but allowing such emotions to take center stage is moral injustice. I always knew what I wanted to be in my life, as if it was embedded into my genetic makeup, but how and when were the two underlying questions that always plagued me. Sure, the … Read More Embrace the Unbinding Courage within the Journey

An Award-Winning Taste with Women of Wine

Summer days are meant to bask in the sun, lost in conversation over an award-winning glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, I’ve found myself on-location at Silver Oak Cellars strolling through acres of vineyards, with AllVino in mind. As you may know United States is currently the largest wine market in the world, with women producing a greater deal of the country’s wine. For decades women … Read More An Award-Winning Taste with Women of Wine

An Ageless Cliché

From a heightened focus of confidence you will find in a woman’s closet a Red Dress, which in many cases is a women’s social armor. While screen sirens throughout the ages have donned the crimson shade to project a sense of sex appeal the truth of the matter is, what we wear authentically has power over others. With the ageless cliché of the “Lady … Read More An Ageless Cliché

Modern-day Transformation

With a renowned love of vintage fashion, it’s no surprise you’ll find me radiating elegance from the 1940s, preferably the year 1947, where I exude a modern day example, which in return showcases an era of timeless grace. Having developed a strong style that is heavily influenced from a childhood of admiring the influential women in my life, their names and personas live on … Read More Modern-day Transformation

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An Unbinding Love

Hidden in plain sight with today’s feature is my unbinding love for vintage millinery. Debuting within the pages of UK’s HATalk Magazine, I offer Editor Becky Weaver my personal insight on a journey highlighting a woman I had never met before. I tell the story of how her hat has changed my life in more than one way. In a current era where hats … Read More An Unbinding Love

Celebrate a Year in Glamour

The year 2015 marked the start of a new entrepreneurial venture with Corsettery corsets and the growing success of Rich in Love Fashion; ending on a lesson of self-worth. In January, I received one of the most awakening opportunities possible from my blogging career with a full page feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, #SFStyle titled “Doris Hobbs sizzles in retro glamour” an article … Read More Celebrate a Year in Glamour

Old Hollywood Couture with Corsettery Corsets

When I first set forth within the fashion industry, I was young, inexperienced, and in so many words, a dreamer of grand possibilities. I found such pleasure in garnishing myself with my grandmother’s prized costume jewelry, fur stoles, and red Revlon lipstick.  Having been enriched by my beloved grandparents’ rich historic roots of fine arts and literature, I’ve embarked on a timeless journey of classic panache. … Read More Old Hollywood Couture with Corsettery Corsets

One Woman’s Style Journey

Owning a sophisticated assortment of vintage costume jewelry I’ve come to realize with each piece I acquire within my private collection, I bring home a moment in history greater than a story once spoken. Each time I stare at the sea of sparkle that I possess, I am reminded of an array of beautiful women that have gifted me with such a profound experience through their … Read More One Woman’s Style Journey

The Beauty of One

Coque Millinery c/o “Raven” Fall/Winter 2015 Collection  Mesh Pencil Dress c/o Bitter Root Vintage (similar here)  Ann Taylor Fur Scarf  Vintage Rhinestone Earrings (similar by Kate Spade, here) Macy’s Black Onyx & Diamond Ring  Kate Spade ‘Licorice too‘ Patent Pumps I must’ve been about ten years old, when I formed the resistance to wearing any form of headwear; throughout these years of adolescence, just the … Read More The Beauty of One