BRENDA COFFEE AT THE DIENGER TRADING COMPANY, BOERNE, TEXAS. PHOTOGRAPHS BY JENNIFER DENTON, ©1010ParkPlace, 2018.
While much of the country is enduring another Nor’easter, the rest of us are hoping for a couple of spring-like days. Today was one of those days for me and my oh, so talented friend and photographer, Jennifer Denton. When we left San Antonio, it was sunny and 49 degrees. By the end of our day in Boerne—45 minutes north of San Antonio—it was 65 and beautiful but still cool enough for a jacket.
In addition to a few oldies, but goodies from my closet, I wore my new glasses.
This isn’t your typical Fashion Friday blog so don’t be alarmed… I’m not suggesting you go out and buy an outfit like the one I’m wearing. When I came across this old photo of me and couldn’t stop laughing, I had to share it with you.
Have you ever tried something on, hoping your spouse or girlfriend would validate your purchase?
Today is National Margarita Day. Considering my hometown—San Antonio, Texas—is renown for Margaritas and the best Tex-Mex food in the state, what kind of Texas girl would I be if I didn’t share my favorite Margarita recipes?
A couple of local Mexican food restaurants will tell you I like less Marg and more Rita!
DAYLE HADDON IS THE ONLY MODEL TO HAVE FOUR MAJOR CONTRACTS AS THE FACE AND INTERNATIONAL SPOKESPERSON FOR L'OREAL, REVLON, ESTÉE LAUDER AND MAX FACTOR.
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“The times when you have the most growth and make the most progress are when you’re challenged and have obstacles,” said Dayle Haddon. “That happened to me when I lost my husband and most all my finances. At nearly 40, I went back to zero with a teenage girl to support and an industry that didn’t want me.”
“Educate a girl, and you change the world.”
Because this is the third time in six weeks I’ve posted something about shoes, you may be thinking I have a foot fetish or at the very least… a shoe addiction. I don’t. In fact, I bet I own fewer shoes than any woman you know. It’s not because I have such great shopping willpower but because I can’t find shoes for my painful, skinny feet. Out of the shoes I have, only half of them—five pairs—are narrow enough and/or comfortable enough to wear.
The rest I keep boxed on the shelf for nostalgic reasons like…
Carol Dietz is creative–until recently she was the former Art Director at The New York Times–and has a strong sense of individuality. As I sat across from Carol at the Roman and Williams Guild Cafe last Saturday, there were moments when I was certain someone would ask for her autograph but then, New Yorkers are great about giving celebrities their privacy. While my photographs don’t reflect all of her doppelgänger expressions, much of the time she could pass for Diane Keaton.
So much so the store owner at one of our stops kept looking at Carol and asking, “Are you sure you’re not her?”
Remember Rene Russo’s revealing black dress in the Thomas Crown Affair? I bet I hit reverse a dozen times—every time I watch this film—to take another look at her clothes. I still want everything Russo wore… plus her body… her hair… to have sizzling sex with Pierce Brosnan… Without a doubt Rene Russo’s onscreen character, Catherine Banning, is one of my top fashion icons.
While most of us have fashion icons, how many of us actually use them as our own style and beauty guides?
Photographs by Jennifer Denton, ©1010ParkPlace 2018
Hello Girlfriends! I hope you and your families are safe from mudslides and this brutal winter weather. Another cold front is blowing through my courtyard. Annie and Lulu are hilarious, running around in circles, one after the other, chasing piles of swirling leaves.
Today I want to share my favorite outfit: black pants and a white shirt. You can never go wrong wearing black and white! It’s classic and sharp.
You can dress it up or dress it down, and it lends itself to a wide range of accessories in different colors.
Paris and New York have long been considered the fashion capitals of the world, but after my trip to Italy, I had to add Florence to my list. Starting with the Medici’s, centuries of Florentine women have left their imprint on jewelry, fashion and footwear. Today’s women of Florence buy the best they can afford and keep their clothes. As a result they pair decades of carefully curated closets, together with new laser cut handbags and the latest shoes. Incase you missed my post, FASHIONABLE ITALIAN WOMEN OVER 50, here’s a look at what they were wearing when I was there.
Chic Florentine women need look no further for inspiration than Ferragamo’s flagship boutique and museum.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF BRENDA COFFEE BY JENNIFER DENTON ©1010PARKPLACE, INC. 2017
How do you go from wanting something warm to wear on an airplane flight to starting a business that makes well-priced, pure cashmere wraps which don’t pill AND helps support girls in China who want an education?
Meet Amy Cooper and her fabulous Red Twist wraps. I haven’t taken mine off since she sent me this gorgeous charcoal sweater wrap I’m wearing in these photographs!