December 17th, 2020 / posted by paularath

Tiffany Kaddish gets around in her exquisite Alexander McQueen gown. Photos from the New York Times                                                                                                                                       It astounds me how social media has driven people to believe that if they are seen in a post – on whatever platform – they can never wear that garment again. It’s a pathetic state of affairs.

Shouldn’t they be praised for wearing the garment again, and again and again? It takes a lot more chic and fashion sensibility to wear it in several ways, accessorizing and styling with creativity.

According to a U.K. study commissioned by Barclay, nine percent of shoppers in Britain admitted that they buy clothes simply to wear them once on Instagram. After posting the photo, they return the item to the store. I see that as shameful, not smart.

The Duchess of Cambridge understands the power of an Alexander McQueen coat, paired with a different hat, jewelry and, wow, even a perambulator! From the New York Times

Hey, if British royalty can wear clothing over and over, and Tiffany Haddish can wear her Alexander McQueen dress to multiple events, from the Oscars to hosting Saturday Night Live, why can’t we?

The “wear only once” approach is so passe and, frankly, makes no sense in today’s world.

Paula Rath




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Jeri Lynch
January 30th, 2021 at 5:05 pm

hi paula not sure if you remember me. but my husband and I are interested in the painting you have @ Punahou Summer at Waimea Bay drive in. we have a place up north and wondered if it would be possible to take a look at it today. let us know many thanks

February 2nd, 2021 at 7:59 pm

Of course I remember you! You’re the “other girl” who attended the Yeats International School in Sligo. I think you were there a year or two after me. Do you mean you have a place on the North Shore of Oahu? Yes, I would be happy to see you and to show you “Summer at Waimea Bay: Dive In.” We live in Upper Nuuanu. You can email me at to set it up.

Jeri Lynch
January 30th, 2021 at 5:06 pm

ps obvio if we like it we would purchase through punahou 🙂

February 2nd, 2021 at 8:11 pm

Oh dear. I know two Jeri Lynch’s and I believe you are the Jeri who made fabulous bags as one of the “Two Hands.” The other Jeri lives in North Carolina now and I thought maybe she had bought a house on the North Shore. In any case, you are most welcome to come to see the piece. Sorry – you may think I’m nuts.

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