Me and my lingerie

Summer has arrived, and it’s a hot one!  It’s time to break out those less-than clothes:   sundresses, sleeveless tops.    Which means is it also time for this Fashion Icon to confront once again the issue of bra straps.   

Let me…

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Ah, Paris!

It has been a while since I’ve posted in my role as Fashion Icon.  My long silence is primarily due to the fact that  I have had nothing to say.

But I do need to post now.  Because I have…

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In search of my missing inch

I have brown hair and brown eyes, and I am 5’5” tall.  The Great State of Massachusetts puts these identifying details on my driver’s license, my main mode of identity verification, because they are immutable facts. 

Except, of course, that…

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Matzo Quest

I live less than a mile from the Boston Marathon finish line, and even if you don't watch the race itself, the exuberance of the event is everywhere.   It’s easy to identify the marathoners.   They are impossibly lean, impossibly fit…

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Style Icon Prepares for Next Year's Oscars

It's been a week and a half since my last post as a newly-minted Style Icon:  not a particularly auspicious start to my 15-year sprint to the cover of Vogue!  I know that all 15 members of my faithful following…

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"S" is for....

My first full week as a style icon finds me on a four-day work trip to San Francisco, staying and working in a hotel near Union Square.   

Here is what I see every time I turn on my phone, at…

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My style icon launch!

The time has come for me to launch my new identity as a style icon.

This decision seems inevitable after a wave of articles in the past few weeks about how women of a certain age are finding a place…

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Lessons from the Subway

Last week, I turned 59. 

This week, I got on a moderately crowded Orange Line car, and a young man near the door promptly offered me his seat.   A few hours later, when I boarded a slightly-less-crowded Orange Line car…

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