New Floral Spring Dress

New Floral Spring Dress

New Dress T'was time to make a new dress. Fashion and Flora, a spring event sponsored by Rightfully's Sewn (my favorite non-profit) was planned at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's premier botanical garden. Michael and I have been on and off members of Powell Gardens since 1991, so this was something we both were looking forward [...]

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Pop-Up!

Pop-Up!

Pop-Up [ˈpäp ˌəp/] noun A group of designers who set up shop for a limited time in an event space.              Terri rarely misses a chance to go to a pop-up event. A chance to meet area designers one-on-one and get a better understanding of their creative process.             Terri loves going to pop-ups because [...]

Wearing Asiatica & February’s Linkup

Wearing Asiatica & February’s Linkup

Last week, my beloved photographer accompanied me into Asiatica, a most unique and high-end retail store in Kansas City. The brilliant folks at Asiatica offer one-of-a-kind garments created from vintage Japanese kimono pieces, contemporary artisanal fabrics, and other luxurious textiles. Each piece is designed and stitched in Kansas City with superb craftsmanship for a garment [...]

Going For The Gold: Elegance In December Holidays

Going For The Gold: Elegance In December Holidays

Can one have an elegant wardrobe for the holidays and still be on the Good-For-Planet-Earth road of slow fashion (look for well-made 2nd hand/make-it-yourself/buy from local designers or producers)? See what you think after the looks below. In getting ready for a holiday get-together, casual or dressy, I'm inclined to pick silk, velvet, or beaded [...]

It Was a Fine Night, Indeed

It Was a Fine Night, Indeed

For the first time, all three of us got to go: daughters Rachelle and Michelle and yours truly. It was the Saturday night semi-annual, runway show of Kansas City Fashion week. I don't think I've enjoyed the event more. Today's post is covering just a little of that night, more of a photo-blog this time [...]

Ami Beck and Dolyn Bags

Ami Beck and Dolyn Bags

For ten months I craved a "Victoria Sling." Friends who know me could just shrug their shoulders and quip, "Just go make that cocktail if you want it so badly." While the Victoria Sling does indeed sound like a divine mixture to be imbibed as a tribute to Masterpiece's smash hit Victoria (that some of us just [...]