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]
JC Lillis has done it again, by golly. Today she wrote about short lived TV shows in the 90’s. Ah, the 90’s. After 90210 became a big hit, what does one do? Duplicate it! Of course not exactly. 90210 in college! (Class of 96) 90210 is a band! (California Dreams) 90210 is…another band! (The Heights)… [Keep Reading]
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]
And to name your style icon! Is it… Tim Gunn? Tom Wolfe? Gloria Guinness? One week to go! Buy the book and start blogging!
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]
So people have been asking me “Jennifer, when the heck am I supposed to be done with The Pink Suit?” I have an answer: August 8th. I’ll be posting discussion questions, plus I want you to blog about the book! Send me your links at email@example.com and I’ll post them here. Here’s another question from reader Nancy Brady… [Keep Reading]
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]