Fashion Over 50: Two Dames Who Got It Right

Gentle reader,

Last week in Los Angeles was a lesson in extremes for me.  On Sunday, after back-to-back champagne brunches, Scott and I dragged ourselves over to the closing festivities of MJ’s, the gay dance bar in Silver Lake, because we thought we’d regret not being there that last day to say farewell.  As it turned out, there was no one there we knew or would even want to talk to, really.  I mean, even the go-go boy was chubby.  But the next night, I was sitting at the best table in the lovely and rather exclusive Tower Bar being treated to great wines and perfectly prepared scallops in truffle oil.  Weird, right?

It’s a bit like that in fashion these days, as well.  On Wednesday people snap things up without even looking at the price tags and then, come Thursday, it’s crickets. 

Tory Burch

Tory Burch — ‘The Upper East Side Bitches’ Muse’

Gentle reader,

So, the other day I made it down the street to check out Tory Burch’s new Rodeo Drive flagship that has been under construction for about eighty years.  The scaffolding had finally come down and, as I walked to my car in the suddenly dark L.A. evening, the shop appeared a glittering little jewel amongst the luxury retail behemoths that line The Drive.  It looked a bit like Christmas came early in one teeny spot.

Before you get the idea that I’m gushing, I should probably mention that I’m not a big Tory Burch fan.  None of my clients wear it and I’m not at all familiar with the merchandise up close, though I’ve always assumed that it’s like a more expensive J. Crew. 

Pheobe Philo

This Ain’t Her First Time on Rodeo: Céline Beverly Hills

Gentle reader,

I’ve been driving past an intriguing billboard for History Channel’s Vikings plastered on the side of a building on Sunset for weeks now but have so much on my plate with work and trying to just keep up with Dallas and RuPaul’s Drag Race that I was reluctant to get involved.  Come a quiet last Saturday night at home, however, our DVR well went dry and what should we land upon but Vikings

Dolce and Gabbana Sportswear

Workout for Your Wallet: Men’s Gym Clothes Spring 2013

Gentle reader,

Have you ever had an item of clothing that was so comfortable and well loved, like an old friend or a childhood teddy bear, that it made you happy just to have it around?  The faded old black Ralph Lauren tank top that I always wore to the gym was like that.  Well, the last time Esperanza did the laundry, something weird happened and the small hole under the right arm somehow joined with the armhole itself and the whole thing was pretty destroyed.  I’d been telling myself for a while that I needed to get new workout clothes