Tag: WIW

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The Beauty of ‘Miss Tatiana’

Spring, the Milliners busiest season of the year. Beginning by restocking any dwindling supplies from previous months and choosing materials for current designs, a Millinery studio begins bursting with deliveries of vintage flowers, lacy netting and unshaped straw. For the start of the season, I find it the best time to pull together your best daywear ensembles and mark the months ahead with Carla … Read More The Beauty of ‘Miss Tatiana’

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

A Gentleman’s Heart

A feminist demand of, “If men can wear this, why can’t I?” comes to mind for those with the heart of a gentleman.  German actress and style icon of the 1930s, Marlene Dietrich, contrasted such a statement with her passionate relationship with her wardrobe, both on and off the screen. Being the first Hollywood actress of her era to wear trousers in public gave … Read More A Gentleman’s Heart