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Trench Coats 2018

Trench Mania
Audrey Hepburn Made Trench Famous!

Do You Have Yours?

The Trench coat is a primary staple in a woman's wardrobe especially in the Northwest.  Images of French women, Femme Fatales, soldiers, movie characters donning the Trench come to mind.  This classic cult favorite is once again at the center of fashion for year round pleasure.  As a Northwest native, rain, wind and sometimes snow is a year round constant reminder of the necessity of owning a waterproof coat.  The Trench fits the bill and is always in-style.  Combine with turtlenecks, jeans, boots, black pants, skirts, dresses, scarves and know that you are elegantly dressed and ready for anything. What is the history of the infamous Trench you dare ask?   The Trenchoriginated in Britain and was originally designed as a sporting coat for the upper crust preparing for an hunting excursion.  The popularity of the Trench raced to the top during WWI, when British officers wore them for wet weather protection.  Afterward…

90th Academy Awards - 2018 - Fashion Picks

Lights, Camera's & Yawn! "Cinema is entertainment, and people go to the movies because they want to feel good and forget about everything." - Vincent Cassel

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn (Gone with the Wind, 1939)

The 90th Academy Awards Sunday, March 4, 2018, once again ended with Warren Beatty and Fay Dunaway announcing the correct winner this year for Best Picture - The Shape of Water.  After last years debacle this was a sweet recovery for the infamous Hollywood A-listers.  Unfortunately, in 2017 I viewed only a few of the slated Oscar films of which none thrilled except for intense Dunkirk or the riveting performance of  Best Actor in a Dramatic Film, Gary Oldman, as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hours.  If you are a history buff, which I am, then these two films compliment one another beautifully.  I did see Get Out, which was an intriguing film and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri, which for me was a complete disappointment.  Yes, many l…

Rainbow Fashion 2018

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

According to Punxsutawney Phil, we the nation have six more weeks of winter.  And, for us Northwesterners, February continues on as a wet and grey month.  Thus, one tends to seek out light filled places or jet away on a plane to the desert.  On the other hand, all the projects needed to be done are suddenly easily rendered since it is better to be indoors tackling the latest endeavor. Perhaps the rain, wind and elements spark the artist, the writer, the creator, the inventor the dreamer and the doer as outdoor time is indeed limited.  During these stormy though inventive prone days add a bright shade of yellow, red, green or blue for a smile.   Of course, don't be surprised to see lots of black, grey, white and brown with boots and a trench coat on local natives.   Yet, if one looks closely there just might be a rainbow pair of earrings or a hint of mustard yellow breaking up the monotony of pitter patter against the window panes.  All and all the weath…