Sunday, January 21, 2018

Playing in Linda Fargos Closet

Last week I got a chance to visit one of my favorite store Berdorf Goodman’s in New York City. I was there celebrating my besties #theeageofgrace five year blogaversary. This was my third time visiting BG and I got to tell you the customer service is impeccable. Everyone is treated like a valued customer. The sales people go out of their way to treat you as a guest, because you can’t judge a book by its cover. 

I got a chance to visit the Linda Fargos shop who is the senior vice president of the fashion office and the director of womans fashion and director of presentation. Her personal style is curated and reflects her fabulous taste.



I spotted this amazing coat by J Mandel and asked the sales associate if I could try it on, sure no problem. She even provided me with these heart shaped sunnies. The coat was amazing it was calf hair leopard print with a beautiful fox collar...just my style. When I asked about the price she responded fourteen. In my head I knew this coat was mine and I was going to purchase it today. The coat was a little tight and I was assured that they could order my size. Magically the tailor appeared and took my measurements. It was his precision in measurements that my ah ha moment manifested itself, because this was more than the fourteen that I interpreted fourteen hundred in my head, than the quote she gave me. The two did not jive with this amazing experience that was going on. I asked her again the price - fourteen she quoted what I didn’t realize that was BG talk for fourteen thousand. Luxury doesn’t have a price tag! Well I graciously slipped the coat off with no judgement from the tailor or the lovely sales associate. 
I was so inspired that I decided to look for a vintage leopard coat and I do have a fox collar!  
I aspire to one day purchase a beautiful coat of my dreams from BG!







Saturday, January 6, 2018

Vintage Dressing and Betsy Johnson







Can you remember your first over the top purchase of something that was so spectacular, that you had to have it! Well for me it was the infamous People dress, that I spotted on the bus looking at this amazing boutique called Alley Cat. There it was colorful, whimsical, and it was me, and I had to have it. The next day I walked into the boutique to try on the dress and it was perfect! I didn’t want to take it off. Thank God for lay a away, because that is how I was able to purchase my beloved People Dress from and unknown designer at the time Betsy Johnson who assumed creative control over Alley Cat. 







So after so many years of holding on to this dress, I thought I may pass it down to my daughter. To my surprise this was not her style. Oh well I’m determine to wear this iconic dress once again! I think I pulled it off under a sweater. What do you think?
Please share what your first fashion moment in the comments below! 



Thank you Mr. 2chicdesigns for braving the 12 degree weather to take these shots!

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