The Styletti

Editorial

A Style All Their Own

individual style

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…

Maxi skirts and dresses: maximally sensual

maxi dress for fall

You love dresses and skirts which swish and swirl as you walk. Your past life boyfriend was Gregory Peck. Being an eternal romantic, you love old movies like “Top Hat” and swoon when you see Ginger Rogers dancing in her gown of peacock feathers. At the same time, you want something more to a relationship […] Read more…

Trend alert: rolled up jeans.

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…

Santa Cruz Style Continued, Part Two

Santa Cruz style

As I touched upon in my last post, Santa Cruz Style, Part One, Santa Cruz, California is an enclave. It is a haven for artists, nature enthusiasts, political activists, world travelers, hippies, feminists, surfers, tattooed ladies/men, people who commute to Silicon Valley for work and a myriad of other interesting subjects…as well as some ordinary folk. Naturally, the styles of many Santa Cruzans draw […] Read more…

Santa Cruz Style, Part One

FashionART Santa Cruz

Does Santa Cruz have a style? I will wax lyrical about the way people dress in cities like Paris, Milan, London and New York. I expect to see sophisticated street style in LA and grunge in Seattle. But when it comes to Santa Cruz, California, I’ve had a hard time defining the style. So, when a friend invited […] Read more…

Is grey and white the new “black and white”?

I would have to say my favorite color combination for this summer is light grey with white. It’s a softer, more sophisticated variation of the all-white look which has been so popular this summer. Just adding a slightly darker tone – light grey – makes an outfit look airy and light but not glaringly in-your-face. […] Read more…

Altered state of dress: tailoring tips

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…

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