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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fur Vest

Burr; today was cloudy, dreary and 50*.  I cheered myself up with a Japanese print top with sheer sleeves by my favorite designer, Vertigo, France.  When I trod the halls of corporate America, I loved wearing Vertigo suits, so sassy, stylish & comfortable.  Vest, hat & boots: Target.  Amethyst necklace designer: Julie 415.823.6396.  Hue cordoroy jeggings: DB Shoes. Fingerless gloves: Molly b.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Casual Black

It was a casual Sunday, running with Rio dog on the beach & meeting with friends in the morning, some photo editing in the afternoon and a visit from Jason, my son, who did some work around the house and the honors on these photos.
 Hat and boots: Target.  Red shirt from my climbing gym. Black fleece vest: gift from Xerox & Fiery, from my Xerox days.  Black fleece tights: Rainbow, Emeryville, CA. Fingerless gloves:  Molly b.  

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Spring Back

Today I sprang back into fashion mode.  This week Target had its Sprint hat collection and I had a field day supplying my wardrobe with 20 new hats.  I like to get them before they are all gone!  The vest is also from Target: TIFF girls. Ruffled edward…petite blouse: Nordstrom.  Cavaricci jeans & beaded belt: thrifted: Sola Lucy.  Ancient Joan & David shoes.  Fingerless gloves: Molly b.  Silver necklace: El Cerrito Plaza jewelers.  Photos show part of the half cord of wood I had delivered for my fireplace for the remaining cold months.

Friday, January 27, 2012


I was hoping to begin blogging again and still the grief of Roberta's loss is overwhelming.  I'm sharing a photo of our blended family at happier times, in 2003 at Mary's 80th birthday.  Roberta, a consummate fashion icon,  is in the front row in red.  Now both Mary and her daughter, Roberta, have passed.  I'm standing in the second row, in the middle in olive green. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

''The elephants of the world have lowered their trunks in sadness and loss.''

 I'm not available until Wednesday, January 25th.  
I am with family, reeling from the sudden illness and death of our beloved Roberta, my soul sister, Norman's devoted wife, dedicated mother to Jeremy & Jason, adored Nana to Jonah & Ethan, cherished relative, selfless patron and loyal friend. 
Until then, treasuring my health, anita

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Protect Our Blogging


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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Homage & Bulb

 Fashion is where you find it, even on sculptures & on dressed up rocks from the junk yard.  My blog was inspired by Ari Seth Cohen's ADVANCED STYLE -, where he documents mature women.  Though today I have no photos of actual clothes, I want to pay homage to Ari for re-igniting the creative flame, desire & passion in me to begin fashion blogging.  

This art is found at the Albany Bulb; it's birth is from the pure imperative & pleasure of creativity. One of the reasons I love & treasure walking at the Albany Bulb is that new creations are constantly springing up.  It is like discovering an unannounced art opening.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Flower Hat

 Inspired by short lived photographer, Francesca Woodman, I'm experimenting with time lapse movement in this photo so my right arm almost disappears.  Mauve felt cloche hat: Target.  Gray fingerless gloves:  Molly b.  Gray shirt: REI. Black jeggings: DB Shoes.   Blondo boots: Walk Shop. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cowgirl with White Sweater

 Cowgirl hat: Target. Banana Republic sweater &  Don Post, snake-skin boots: thrifted from Sola Lucy: Berkeley. Black HUE jeggings: DB Shoes. Boho fingerless black gloves with red stitching: Molly b.  

Frilly with Fedora

 No, I did NOT need another frilly, feminine blouse but I could not resist this millau gem: thrifted from Crossroads. Black beads designed by and bought from artist: Julie's Gifts 415.823.6396 (  Black jeggings: DB Shoes.  Black Ms. Mooz boots: Rabat Shoes on Fourth Street, Berkeley. Boho cashmere, fingerless gloves:  Molly b, Berkeley.  Black fedora hat: Target.  Makeup:  Mac, Estee Lauder & La Mer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Purple Sparkle

Gypsy Heart sparkle shirt & to the max! jean jacket: gifts from cousins Kathy/Danielle.  Purple cloche hat: Target. HUE jeggings: DB Shoes. Blue suede Aerosole shoes.  Hand knit fingerless gloves lovingly made for me by friend Linda C.