Tag Archives: 2015

Taking the plunge

The plunging neckline: A strong trend for 2015

I am a fan. Though It’s not for every occasion, I love the combination of a demure hem and a deeply plunging neckline for evening events.

It’s not a cut for everyone. It looks patently less attention-seeking when sported by a woman with a smaller bust and the proper application of double-stick fashion tape prevents wardrobe malfunctions. It also requires a certain amount of confidence. This is not one for the faint of heart.

Scroll down for a bit of runway, red carpet and everyday inspiration.



Rodarte Fall 2015


J Mendel

J Mendel



yellow dress

Rosie Assoulin

Sienna Miller Golden Globes

Sienna Miller Golden Globes

Of course there are ways… A plunge neck jumpsuit becomes a wear-anywhere option with the simple addition of one of fashion’s most modest items–in a suitably thin fabric, of course.
jumpsuit and polo neck edited

TOTÊME Courchevel Micro Modal and cashmere-blend turtleneck top



Hooked on a Feeling: Channeling the 70s for S/S 2015

As I type this, I am listening to Led Zeppelin’s “Ten Years Gone” from Physical Graffiti. I was four in 1975, so I wasn’t really a Zeppelin fan then. That came later. At the time, I listened to a lot more of The Captain and Tennille,  Olivia Newton-John and The Carpenters in the back seat of my mom’s green Grand Tourino.

Whatever your music taste or exposure and whether or not you were alive in 1975, for spring 2015 the 70s are alive and well. This is excellent news, because unlike many trends inspired by the past, this one is ageless. Wide leg silhouettes and wrap dresses work whatever your decade of origin.

So this spring, without the Tab and Virginia Slims, I’ll channel the glamour of the ladies I looked up to in my youth.

70s 2015


4 Ways to Wear Stacked Heel Booties

It’s rare when a truly comfortable shoe wins in the style game.

A stacked heel bootie is an easy way to freshen up your look.  Just stow your favorite tall boots or biker boots (keep them, they’re classics) and try an ankle grazing pair to add a new look to your closet staples. It’s kind of like changing your Instagram filter from Nashville to Mayfair.