Apologies to everyone I bored with my pathetic lamentations that my favorite store in Santa Monica was closing and my sensational saleswoman Barbara H. was leaving for a new venture. It’s not like I took to my bed for a few days but it was close.
My relationship with Barbara was conducted virtually but with such glee. She had a brilliant eye for quirky and timeless pieces. I trusted her taste completely. I gave her the go-ahead to challenge me to evolve my style so I would feel confident and modern. She wanted me to look and feel fantastic. Thank god we never discussed anti-aging as I wasn’t interested. Of course I’m aging but I want to do it with imagination and wit. Barbara got that.
Find a store that carries beautiful pieces and develop a relationship with a salesperson who, like Barbara, is inventive, creative and passionate about helping you look fabulous. It’s not an indulgence. It’s just a very clever way to evolve.