Fashionating

Thoughts, tips, trials & tribulations

Posted on October 17th, 2020 by paularath

When I was a little girl, my mother and maternal grandmother told me there were some things in your wardrobe you should never skimp on: shoes and lingerie: “Buy the very best that you can afford,” they said. Shoes and lingerie are the basis for everything else you wear, and help set the tone. They
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Posted on September 28th, 2020 by paularath

One of my greatest pleasures is reading the Sunday New York Times, cappuccino in hand, at a luxuriously leisurely pace. The first section I read is, naturally, The Style Section. Today I loved┬áVanessa Friedman‘s take on Italy’s Fashion Week (bravo to Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons), Philip Galanes to-the-point advice on matters such as etiquette
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Posted on August 10th, 2020 by paularath

Although it’s disappointing to have another shut down of some of our favorite places to relax or recoil from the coronavirus world (for me, the pool and the pickleball courts), there is an oasis to which we can escape and find a bit of rest and restoration: HoMA, the Honolulu Museum of Art. Jerry and
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Posted on April 14th, 2020 by paularath

This photo was taken, clearly, “before.” I suspect we will be referring to the “befores” and “afters” in our lives for awhile now. Jerry took it at the opening reception for the Hawaii Handweavers’ Hui Show, “Suitable for Framing: An Exhibition of Fiber Arts,” on January 16, just two months “before.” I was thrilled to
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Posted on March 23rd, 2020 by paularath

Since Jerry and I are self-quarantined in our home, I decided to pay a little more attention than I usually do to the state of this place we love. My goal: to work on, or preferably complete, one task each day that will contribute to the care and cleanliness of our home. A few examples:
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