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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ladies Who Lunch: What to Wear to this Fall's Luncheons

Published 10/18/17 Fairfield County Look

By Debra O'Shea
Fearless Angel Project Luncheon
Co-Sponsor’s Monica Lynn and Debra OShea with Founder and Chairperson Izabela O’Brien
‘Tis the season…throughout the year Co-Chairs and their committees are busy planning benefit luncheons for their favorite causes and children’s schools. More often then not, it takes a village! When it’s all said and done, auctions and raffles are ready, tables are decoratively set and it’s showtime, not the least of which is the fashion, whether it be on the runway or simply the arrival of the guests.
Women, IMO, love the ritual of dressing for luncheons. Here is the place women dress for themselves and for other women. Husbands, who would scratch their head over a short, long sleeved, shapeless dress, worn with over the knee boots, have no say here. Undoubtedly, said ensemble would be a crowd fave:
sweater dress over the knee boots

More relevantly, one of the beautiful things about a great luncheon dress, is that a good one, is versatile and depending on accessories, can go many places as well as day to eve.
When my partner Anastasia Cucinella and I are in market, buying for our store Mary Jane Denzer at the Ritz Carlton in White Plains, we are always asking ourselves, “where is she going in this”? Beautiful dresses, that multi-task well are make sense to our clients. We get it! We are looking for the same versatility in our own wardrobes!
When I saw the David Koma dress that I wore above to the Fearless Angel Project Luncheon in Paris this past March, I knew it would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe. I could wear it to a luncheon with booties, to a cocktail party with pretty jewelry, a great shoe and a clutch, or to work, with a cotton shirt layered under it and a pair of boots.
Here are a few more looks that we have been busy selling, (since July!), for Fall luncheons:
giambattista valli
Giambattisa Valli
Just a touch of lace but oh, so pretty. We love a bit of lace for day!

roland mouret
Roland Mouret
We adore the clean lines and elegance of Roland Mouret’s dresses. Our clients adore them, because they do segueseamlessly, from day to evening.

Knit dresses continue to be a favorite. They are easy to dress up or down, and pack like a dream for travel.

leather dress
Maison Ullen
There is nothing hard edged about a chic, leather dress with clean lines. Love it best in rich neutrals, like grey above.
Always quiet and understated, Erdem’s floral prints come in a variety of fabrics from cotton and wool to silk jacquard. They are perennial best sellers at Mary Jane Denzer.

David Koma
Bravo!!! Designers have finally figured out, that n ot every dress has to have a sleeve! Oh! And we love white, 24/7 365.

So while you are doing good this Fall, you might as well look fabulous doing it! In addition to luncheons, Anastasia and I would love to help you with a ll your wardrobe needs; from daytime casual to black tie. We are always available, to give you ideas on how to maximize your selections. As well, when you shop at our beautifully curated store, you will be uniquely dressed and fitted to perfection, by a master seamstress. That and complimentary valet parking…what more could you ask for?! Visit us at or call us at 914-328-0330.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Total Beauty's 13 Best Moisturizing Lipsticks

Totally over matte lipsticks?  I hope so...Frankly, I've never understood the trend or liked the dry, mask like feeling they impart. Funny how matte, cycles its way back into fashion every couple of years, isn't it? I guess every 20 something should experience them at least once in their lifetime .

My favorite lipsticks feel almost balm like.  Finding one that is highly pigmented, however, can be challenging.

Total Beauty  did a nice little slide of their reader and editor's favorite moisturizing lipsticks...I will absolutely being saying NO, to Cle de Peau Beaute's Chinoiserie Chic Lipstick for, deep breath now, $65!!!
And I thought Tom Ford's were outrageously priced at $50!

Seriously Lovelies, didyaevah???

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
16 colors $22

I recently had tried and posted about Estee Lauder's Double Wear Infinite Eyeliner. I thought I had chosen well...I didn't.  As I continued to use it, it seemed to dry out.  Large chunks were breaking off and falling into my sink- literally money down the drain.

Back to the drawing board.  I lucked out completely when I picked up Stila's Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Navy.  Does it seem silly to describe an eye pencil as magnificent???  Perhaps, but I can tell you that this is my new DivaDebbi Holy Grail liner.


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