Monday, January 5, 2009

Lookin' Fine in 2009!

Yee-ha! It's been a few months since I last posted, months filled with work, work, work and work -- another cover fashion feature for Indulge (cover is above, see the rest at along with two stories on high heels, one for Indulge, another for the Chicago Tribune's Style section. Closed an issue of the trade magazine I edit and also finished my last and final column for Dallas Child (on suitcases, including some nice quotes from the lovely folks at Clava who loaned me the vintage-looking suitcase that landed on the cover of the November Indulge). And of course, there's the day job, which is fun if not at all fabulous.
So the writing gig that pays the least -- ahem, not at all -- takes the brunt of the neglect. Sorry Bloggie!
My next shoot for Indulge is in two weeks, and I am looking forward to pulling some looks from Priestess NYC, which is owned by a Dallas native Cody Ross. His style is retro, romantic yet utterly modern, and Ross is possibly the nicest guy designing today (due to his Texas upbringing?). I will be proud to give him some props, it's tough out there today in retail land, people. Not that I am paying full price for anything, mind you. Here are some of my latest, greatest good deals:
M Missoni knit skirt from Neimans for $140
Unworn, tags attached Liz Logie oxford from eBay for $45
Two cashmere sleeveless sweaters from the Harold's Going Out of Biz Sale, $40 each.
What I haven't seen yet are any deals on Make-up or accessories. My desert-island essential Shu Emura eyelash curler just bit the dust (did you know you cannot buy replacement rubber strips for them?), so I am getting ready to hit ... then I'll hit the gym. NY Fashion Week is less than two months away and I will be there, so stay tuned!