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23 Jun

Legendary Beverly Hills Garden Tour

The Virginia Robinson Garden's Annual  Tour is one of my very favorite springtime events. On this day, chic women decked out in sunglasses, pearls, garden hats and flats, and men sporting that bare ankled "I just stepped off my yacht look" delight in being Looky Loos of the highest order! The tour is a highlight of the Beverly Hills Spring social season and offers a rare opportunity to step behind the gates of some of Beverly Hills most gorgeous estates. This...
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22 Apr

Karl Lagerfeld Paris, It’s Love at First Sight!

  Hip hip hooray for Karl Lagerfeld and his fantastic line, Karl Lagerfeld Paris.  He has successfully democratized fashion by creating a chic and stylish line any girl can afford!  As you all know by now, I am a total Chanel Girl, having worn it consistently since the first year Karl started designing for Chanel. I got my first Chanel outfit for Christmas in 1983.  And I have to say, I am totally impressed with this collection! A few weeks ago I...
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10 Apr

His and Hers

    Picky and Pushy have been happily married for  a very long time! Forty seven years!  People ask us what the secret is to our happy marriage.  Well, we have lots of them, like listening to each other and listening to Cole Porter love songs.  As Cole would say, and we would agree,"Birds do it, bees do it, even chic Malteses ( a little poetic license) at the Ritz do it, Let's do it! Let's fall in love!" But another secret is...
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16 Mar

The LACMA Costume Council’s Newsletter “Threads” 2012-2013

In 2012-13, LACMA's Costume Council hosted many glamorous and exciting fashion related events.  Guests included Grace Coddington,  Olivier Theyskens, Rachel Zoe, Melvin Sokolsky, Mary Katrantzou, Stephen Webster, Michael Schmidt, Jennifer Henry, Jerrell Scott, Tadashi Shoji, Sue Wong and more.  We also had a premier viewing of "Diana Vreeland, The Eye Has To Travel" and a special viewing of  "Versailles  73."  To see photos from these fun events (maybe even a photo of you!) please click on the link below, the one that...
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11 Dec

Santa Baby! Casual Holiday Glamour

Santa Baby, we have a long Christmas wish list for you. World Peace would do! So hurry down the chimney on Dec. 24th! So yesterday was a busy pre-Christmas day filled with errands and parties.  First stop, The Holiday Open House at the Virginia Robinson Gardens.  We made a beeline for Santa!  Santa Baby, we have a long wish list for you!  World Peace would do!  So hurry down our chimney on Dec. 24th for cookies!       [caption id="attachment_2338"...
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3 Dec

Lunch with Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco

  Today I am going to pop back to a fabulous day in May.  I was thrilled to be invited by my very sweet and thoughtful friend, Ricki Ring, to join her at a luncheon hosted by the Blue Ribbon for Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco!  Princess Charlene discussed her life in the palace.  She was an Olympic swimmer who met Prince Albert when he presented her with a swimming prize.  She was in Los Angeles promoting The Princess...
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21 Oct

Chanel Cuba Party at Chateau Marmont

On Wednesday morning my horoscope encouraged me to simply enjoy life's little perks. And just like that, presto sesame, up popped a fabulous perk when Chanel hosted a super glam party at the Chateau Marmont  showcasing the Chanel Cuba Resort Collection.  It was hot weather for October in LA at 84 degrees at night!   But it was perfect for the theme. Exotic palm trees, a Cuban band around the pool, mojitos, champagne, and Cuban croquettes created an escape to Havana...
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19 Oct

Ace Gallery Dinner for Ruth Pastine and Gary Lang

Last Thursday night we attended an incredible dinner in honor of Ruth Pastine and Gary Lang at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills.  Gary is probably best known for his amazingly colored concentric circles.  This exhibition features his recent work, such as "Rising", the 24 piece panel at the end of the room and the faceted paintings on the left gallery wall. The black and blue gradient painting is by Ruth Pastine.  Her exhibition," Ethereal Material",  explores  the viewer's perception, color theory and...
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10 Oct

New Members Luncheon at The Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens

            I had so much fun attending The Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens New Member Luncheon last Friday. Actually I joined last year but late in the season  so I missed this important introduction.   I am so happy to be involved in this group! The Friends of Virginia Robinson Gardens is a non-profit volunteer organization which raises funds to restore and preserve the oldest and one of most beautiful estates in Beverly Hills, the former home of Virginia and Harry...
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14 Sep

Meeting Iris Apfel

So, what do you wear to meet a style icon like Iris Apfel?  Inspired by Iris's "More is More" aesthetic,  for this special screening and interview with Iris at lacma I wore a Sacai dress, Valentino coat, Roger Vivier pumps and clutch, Armani necklace and my trademark sunglasses on top of my head! What do you wear to meet style icon Iris Apfel?   So true    ...
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