Editorial

  • yoga pants

    Yoga pants again? Not sexy: 10 alternatives for everyday wear.

    Have you noticed that yoga pants are not just worn at the yoga studio anymore? They are popping up everywhere: the grocery store, bank, movie theaters, cafes, classrooms and restaurants, and the trend seems to just keep expanding. Here are a few very telling quotes from the Wall Street Journal: Demand for yoga gear… is […] Read more…

  • non-fall colors after Labor Day

    Drowning in brown: dare we dress in non-autumn colors after Labor Day?

    I detest brown. It is a practical color for shoes, I grant you. But when it comes to dresses? Drab! Suits? Boring. Shirts? Excuse me, but it was never “the new black”. I mean, brown is the color of dirt, not of elegance and sophistication. So, Labor Day has just passed, and what is everyone […] Read more…

Muses

  • individual style

    A Style All Their Own

    I have always favored style over fashion. The fashion industry is fascinating, and it is powerful. It sets trends not unlike movements in the art world. These trends respond to the world in which we live, as the industry recognizes and then propagates the styles of a few inspired people who play with new ideas/themes (think grunge). […] Read more…

  • Rolled up jeans

    Trend alert: rolled up jeans.

    Normally, I steer clear of extremely popular or trendy looks. It doesn’t go with my commitment to follow a more European approach to style by purchasing only occasionally an item or two of fine quality and taking care of those I already own. In the long run this saves me tons of time which I can engage in other […] Read more…

women's style

  • Sneaker style: streetwise

    Streetwise sneaker style

    They caught my eye when I starting seeing them in the blog, The Sartorialist. They amused me when I saw them all over Norway last July. I’m getting more and more intrigued by them. Might a high-heels-are-a-must-for-elegant-attire girl actually wear sneakers with something other than workout attire? The jury is out on that, but I am […] Read more…

  • boots in hot weather

    Boot styles in San Francisco…for hot weather?

    Who wears boots in hot weather? Apparently, a lot of San Franciscans do. Or at least they did this past weekend (in 80+ degree weather!) I want to share some images of a-musing muses who – we must give them credit – are prepared for the next sudden fog covering. Whether these women were dressing for unpredictable […] Read more…

men's style

  • selecting a great tie

    Selecting a great necktie

    How is your tie collection these days? The necktie-shirt combination is one of few ways men have to express themselves while dressing more formally. Of course, there is also some potential in the necktie-shirt-jacket combination, and a great pair of shoes is nothing to pooh-pooh. If you’ve been missing out on these opportunities, I hope […] Read more…

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    Skinny and slim fit pants on men: H-O-T

    Women have been wearing skinny jeans for quite a while now. I remember looking at impossibly gorgeous women wearing skinny pants in Milan three years ago and thinking to myself that I would never go there. My “athletic” thighs just wouldn’t look right, I thought, and the cheaply made pairs I first tried on in […] Read more…

Tips

  • professional maternity wear

    Tips for professional dress with a bun in the oven (and saving dough!)

    When you are pregnant, there are so many things to plan. As a result, you might not want to bother so much with your wardrobe. At the same time, you want to look professional at work. My colleague Heather (pictured below) mentioned it is simply too costly for her to go out and buy maternity […] Read more…

  • tailoring tips

    Altered state of dress: tailoring tips

    What if I told you there is a way you can drastically alter your look without buying new clothes? And what if I added that it can be an even better investment than purchasing something new? Yes, tailoring can breathe new life into an old beloved item of clothing for a more flattering fit. It can also […] Read more…