Here’s to the Swans

One of my favorite novels of 2016 is The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin. It details Truman Capote’s friendships with several high profile women, calling them his “Swans.” The Swans were beautiful, married well or were lucky enough to be born wealthy. They weren’t stupid, oh no. They loved to read, see movies,… [Keep Reading]

Pink Suit/Style Icon Finale!

Today was the deadline to finish the first book club selection The Pink Suit, plus blog about your favorite style icon. I’m happy to say two people blogged about their style icons! Annette Talbert pays tribute to Miss Edith Head Nancy Brady Wilson writes about her style icons, proving you don’t have to be famous to have… [Keep Reading]

Jackie’s Strength

She never wanted to be a leader. If she had her way, she would’ve been with her children, or reading a book. Yet she promised her husband she would go with him to Dallas. She packed her pink suit. It was really more of a raspberry color, but pink would do. She worn it several… [Keep Reading]

Name Your Style Icon!

In The Pink Suit, Jacqueline Kennedy is known as The Wife. Not Mrs. Kennedy, not Jacqueline, and certainly not Jackie. The Wife. There are so many layers to this: in the fashion world it meant She Who Must Be Obeyed. There were others like this: Diana Vreeland, editor of Vogue at the time. Babe Paley,… [Keep Reading]