Category Archives: fashion

Colonel Tarleton’s Boots

Banastre Tarleton’s family’s fortune was founded by his paternal grandfather’s dealing in the slave trade. The shipowner’s grandson blew through his inheritance on women, wine, and cards. With his last money Banastre purchased an officer’s commission in the 1st Dragoon Guards. Tarleton served throughout the American Revolution with the notorious British Legion. He spared no […]

No White After Labor Day

Fashion has long dictated that no one should wear white after Labor Day. The tradition started in the Gilded Age and many modernists of mode deem that the ban was instituted to separate the elite from the hoi polloi or lower classes, however the real reason was probably that at the end of summer people […]

Blue Valentine

Bowie and Cher 1975

David Bowie’s career has seen ups and downs. The worst period was in the early 70s. The English glam rocker succumbed to heroin. His best friend was Iggy. Money went faster than it came and his financial commitments required his appearing on the CHER SHOW. Their duet covered YOUNG AMERICANS and several pop classics. Their […]

Happy XXXMas

Bordelle, the high-end lingerie line, came out with Christmas delights. One 18K-plated girdle dress will cost over $7000 in London’s Selfridges department store. There are less expensive options for a rich man to offer his mistress. Fashion stylist Sasha Lilic asked, “Would you spend $7000 on lingerie?” My answer was simple. “I’d spent it to […]