It seems that with the longest of days upon us, we are able to breathe more deeply, see more clearly and perhaps find that
extra time to renew. Why, then, is everything on SALE????? Just as the air warms so that you can wear a sheer blowy dress and sandals
and really feel like a girl again, the windows of the designer stores are showing the newest fall cashmeres and coats in the colors of fallen leaves. Just as our gardens are radiant with butterflies and bougainvillea, passion fruit and peonies, why does retail force us to step out of the present and into the chill of November?
Back in the days of B. Altman and Gerry Stutz, Diana Vreeland and Hiro, seasons were shown as they were worn.
I remember shopping in East Hampton and Southampton for my summer clothes in June and July and perhaps finding that great
sale at the end of August or on Labor Day weekend.
Now, in my own shoppe, I am forced, by virtue of demand, to put my beautiful summer frocks which are perfect for now and the Indian summer days that lie ahead,
on sale. Retail is suffering and everyone is looking for a bargain. However, bargain or not, please do not let fashion dictate yet another senseless notion.
They have already made it difficult for women to be voluptuous, to have undyed hair or faces that are natural and beautiful.
Let us live and breathe and live in the present, regardless of what fashion dictates.