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Classic, Chic & Classy

15 Jun

Ever wonder how to create a classic style? Fashion expert and illustrator Kate Schelter walks readers through an illustrated guide on how to develop a personal, timeless style in the book Classic Style.

I literally stumbled upon this book on Madison Avenue a few weeks ago peering into the window of the boutique Veronica Beard. There was a book party with free mimosas. Well, I was lured in and saw the author Kate Schelter. I did not have time to interview her, but I snapped a photo and asked the publisher (Grand Central, Life & Style) for a press copy.

Kate is the lovely lady on the left. ( I have no idea who the lady on the right is. If I find out, I will update this post.) The book has lovely illustrations all by Kate. (See the photo below.) One tip on defining your own classic style is your pajamas. (I think I’m in big trouble here.) It’s what you do naturally. She also discusses how “less is more.” She reveals what makes an outfit stylish — your grandmother’s ring, a signature hat, comfy jeans. Interspersed are vignettes of other people’s personal style. For example, author Julia Chapin’s favorite piece of furniture is a 1970 Bellini sectional couch, while her favorite makeup is Bobbi Brown lip gloss and NARS bronzer stick.

I love how Schelter suggests finding a good tailor and breathing life in old clothes. “I try to find a balance between shlumpy and high-gloss,” she says.

Schelter ends her book aptly with these words:

Find your unique mix.

Have less.

Do more.

Be more.

Be yourself.



One Dozen Easy Make-up Steps

18 Dec


I was treated to a make-up event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Mich. by my friend Randie Levin. Randie bid on the event at a local charity auction. About a dozen women watched Randie get a new look from the Bobbi Brown make-up artist. Here are the 12 easy steps to for a natural look.

1. Toner

2. Eye Cream Repair

3. Hydrating moisturizer cream

4. Concealer under the eyes

5. Foundation

6. Bronzer and illuminating powder

7. Lip Liner

8. Lipstick

9. Eyebrows

10. Eye Shadow

11. Eye Liner

12. Mascara

Randie looked great. Everyone thought that the BB Cream product was  must-have as Randie’s skin glowed.  See Randie’s natural polished look.

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What’s your favorite make-up product?

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