Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lela Jacobs: Old Stock, New Sale


Tomorrow night at the Service Depot Lela Jacobs is having a sale. There will be one-offs, samples, end of season pieces and a whole bunch of Lela goodies for 50-80% off the retail price. Jeepers!


Lucky Wellingtonians! I wish I could be there. Her way of playing with shapes and drapery makes me swoon. I want this dress from her winter collection:


Lela Jacobs Old Stock, New Sale
At The Service Depot: 2 Lombard st, Wellington
Cash Only

Tuesday, April 27, 2010



"I keep six honest serving men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who."

-Rudyard Kipling

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Gold Leo


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A few months ago I did a post about my love of leopard print. I am always finding great examples of women wearing leopard print coats that I thought I would share some more with you.

Unfortunately, there is still no sign of the perfect leopard print coat on my shoulders, or a Great Expectations-type benefactor. If you have any tips on where I can find either, please get in touch.

Monday, April 5, 2010

McCall's Book of Everyday Etiquette


My friend inherited McCall's Book of Everyday Etiquette from her grandmother. Her grandmother had so many books on etiquette that all nine grandchildren each received one. Published in 1960, this "Guide to Modern Manners" covers all the bases - from bed making to dating etiquette.

Here is an excerpt from the 'Especially for Men' section:

Who Pays?

-When you have done the inviting, you pay all of the costs except for a ladies' room tip or a telephone call she makes
-If she invites you to an occasion requiring tickets, she pays for the tickets, but you pay the other expenses.
-If you happen to meet a woman at a lunch counter or waiting for a bus, it is not a social occasion even if you sit beside each other, so she pays her own expenses.
-Splitting the cost, when it is arranged in advance, is perfectly correct and is done very often by young people with limited funds and by old friends who see each other frequently.

-When you take her home, you take her all the way home. If she lives in a house, take her to the door and wait until she is inside. The point is that someone should see her into her home. If she invites you in for a while, accept, if you like. Don't stay until the wee hours of the morning if she asks you in for "a" nightcap. And don't ask to be invited.