Category Archives: Crone as fashion icon

A very 17th Street sort of Wedding

I know there will be griping because I have no good pictures of the grooms. No sooner had the celebrant pronounced Tom and Mike married than they were darting about pressing each of their 120 guests to a drink–and then … Continue reading

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Tarka the Topcoat

It started when I tried on a mink coat at a yard sale, just to see what it would feel like. Even, perhaps especially, on the inside it felt great. Silk lining and oh so heavy and warm. I didn’t … Continue reading

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The First Annual New York Girls’ Weekend

To New York City to celebrate the birthday of Ramadan Susie. It was a snowy weekend, which gave us the opportunity to loll late in our high-thread-count sheets and repair to the bars of the Royalton (hot buttered rum), and … Continue reading

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#stuffubuyatnite

What it is about the middle of the night that makes a normally prudent person reach for her purse? I woke up to Hoda and Kathie Lee ( I know, the stuff of nightmares) this morning at 2am. NBC provides … Continue reading

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My new look for 2012

I am resolved to wear more frocks in 2012, starting with three new ones I bought this week. Obviously I will need new shoes to go with them… My signature item for 2012 is my fab green scarf, a Christmas … Continue reading

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Diet dilemmas

Oh dear oh dear. I bought three size sixteen dresses today–and then came home and ate Hansel’s fried shrimp with honey hot sauce and some cheesecake that Gretel brought home from the bakery. I am now drinking a glass of … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Papal Package

You may have seen my recent letter to Doris Brazil, an elderly retailer in the South of England with whom I have a sort of 84 Charing Cross Road relationship. She sends me slow-moving items from her Ladies Wear store … Continue reading

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Dark Intrigue Surrounds Doris Brazil

Dear Doris, Thanks for your thank-you note which arrived today. I am glad to see that the Appleton Marsh Post Office has finally got the hang of airmail. The note, and your recent blog post actually caused me some alarm … Continue reading

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Glamor Puss in Steel Toed Boots

“What is your shoe size?”  It was a first and welcome inquiry from a new team mate. Was I in the company of other footwear enthusiasts? Were we to spend all day discussing the virtues of Manolo and Louboutin and parading about in … Continue reading

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Black goes with everything

I am cut out for institutional living. It is one of the reasons I was so very happy at the BBC. My car is now back on the road (more of this later) and I could have driven to the … Continue reading

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