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The Man Who Gave Us Pantsuits and Trench Coats

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Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

IMG_6071Did you know that Sylvia Plath dreamed of being a fashion editor at “the intellectual fashion magazine” Mademoiselle? She did manage to be chosen out of many young women from Smith College to be one of the special guest editors during the summer of 1953. This is a fascinating book by Elizabeth Winder about what the fashion world was like at this time in New York City, and to be a young woman in that environment. It’s a part of Sylvia Plath’s life that most do not know about. I highly recommend this book you.


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One of The Greatest English Painters of the Nineteenth Century


The current exhibit at the De Young Museum is a rare opportunity to see a total of 60 magnificent works by J.M.W. Turner.

This exhibit will be there until September 20th.

(Worth the effort to go into San Francisco)!

Be sure to read this link: http://deyoung.famsf.org/turner


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Croneicles Bats in Our Belfries

This post (particularly the quote by Anais Nin), clearly expresses my goal when working with clients to update the clothing in their closets.

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Bats in Belfries photoMy friend, Ann Winfred, wrote “Bats in Our Belfries”, an inspiration to get rid of clutter. So inspiring that I sit here surrounded with bags and boxes I removed from my family room closet to make room for paintings that are in the garage. Since I spent all day with the closet, I needed a computer break and will finish tomorrow. It’s a project that has called to me for months.

I highly recommend Ann’s Coming of Age Croneicles. Her stories and meanderings (as she calls them) are well-written, profound and often funny, plus she taps into universal feelings. For “Bats in Our Belfries”, she quotes Anais Nin: “If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one’s mind and psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use. I keep nothing to remind me of the passage of…

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