Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another holiday season

Yes I know I haven't blogged all that much this year. 2010 hasn't been kind to me on many levels, and, I'll be glad to see it go. I hope 2011 holds much better times for me in all areas of my life. Maybe I should just go back to my own version of Mr Big, and, take it from there.

It's funny, I watched "Sex and the City" last night - the movie (the first one), and, my own Mr. Big and I are very much like Carrie and Big... Even the on again, off again thing for the past ten years. Alas, it is me who has the commitment issues. (And, I'm not thrilled that he has baggage... Never have been thrilled with that part since I'm always being put in last place. And, I do mean always.) And, this has made me extremely gun shy about dating any guy who has kids at at this point - even if the "kids" are now college age.

I'd love to find a guy who is 45 - 50 (since I'm now actually 44, I just kept the title of SWF42 because that is when I started writing this saga)... Anyhow, I'd like to find a guy who is 45 to 50 who doesn't have any kids - and I know you're out there - who loves to travel and likes the finer things in life and can afford to do them with me.

Somehow, I do believe my Mr. Big is planning on making yet another come-back into my life. Once again, the flowers, the dinner invitations, and, everything that he can do to romance me have once again started, but, I'm older and wiser - and I'm not going to fall for it so readily this time. I have to see that I get some type of priority once in a while and for once let work, his kids, his mother and his ex-wife take a back seat to me. If he would do that just once... Then and only then might I start taking him seriously again.

In the meantime, any other takers out there? Email me... I'll even give you a hint, somewhere on this website you'll find my email....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Checking in

Yes I know it's been forever since I posted. I've had lots going on in my personal life, and, it hasn't been the best. Everything from an ailing Father to dealing with an ongoing problem with a tooth - the dentist finally decided the best solution is to yank it. Gee, lucky me.

I'll be back to posting regularly soon... I hope.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Over size 14? Wait a minute - I'll give you the tablecloth from my dining room table - chances are it will fit better than what's out there to buy!

Today I had one of the most disheartening experiences of my life. I took a friend shopping for a rather special event and it ended up with her in near hysterical tears. No it was nothing I said or did. No the saleswoman wasn't rude. No there were no ill words between her and husband or her and her children. The reason you ask? The clothes themselves.

My friend is a beautiful woman who just happens to be overweight. No I don't mean overweight by fashion world status - anyone above a size 4 is considered to be an elephant by the fashion world scale. But, truly over weight - a size 24 - for any man reading this - this roughly translates into XXL in your world.

I know some designers read this blog and so I will put the challenge directly to you...
Any designer, even the bad ones, can make a size 2 and 5'10 woman look great. As often quoted saying among the fashion industry "models are nothing more than mere hangers" - and to a very large part this true. My challenge is for designers to make clothing that flatters real women - ones who aren't size 2 or even size 16 and ones without perfect legs up to their necks and standing 5'9.

I can't remember who it was off hand but the best fashion designer cop-out of why that particular designer didn't make clothing over size 12 or 14 was because she (I'm 99% sure it was a she) said being "larger was unhealthy and she didn't want to be part of it."

I say that is pure bull!!

Any designer - who actually knows how to design - should be able to make flattering clothes for ANY sized woman. And, not just these God awful frumpy clothes that even though are brand new in stores (such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman) with tags - look like something that was grabbed out of Grandma's closet without regard to garments being stylish, fashionable and God-forbid - flattering for a fuller figured woman.

And so with that I must give a standing ovation to Marc Jacobs - the first designer to realize there is an entirely overlooked market of women who are size 14 and over - who are fashion conscious and have the money to make purchases for designer items - if they could just be found! Unfortunately, these plans are still "in the works" and we might not have these items available until 2011, but, at least someone is waking up!

Now how about the rest of you following or should we just look forward to more Moos Moos and Toga-type dresses from you in 2011? If that's the case, I'll give my friend the tablecloth from my dining room table - chances are it will fit better and flatter more than the crap you are presently pushing down the plus sized woman's throat.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Posh says "no" to size zero and other fashion week updates

"Posh" aka Victoria Beckham has banned super skinny size zero models from her runway show. Whether it was a spur of the moment decision or something that has been planned for a while - Posh has taken the (brave) stand that size zero is too thin for almost all adult women and has turned away no less than 12 models that were size zero from appearing in her Fashion Week runway show. I say "Bravo!" and "Well done Posh!"

Jessica Simpson was the guest judge for the season finale of Project Runway. No leaks from this writer who is the winner of season 8 - you'll just have to keep watching to find out!

Friday night's "Fashion's Night Out" was a blur of stars, models, designers and event attendees. Unlike past Fashion's Night Out events the sidewalks seems jammed with on-lookers. I'm not sure I get it - tickets were made public so why people had to cram-jam the sidewalks to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous is a bit beyond me...

Stay tuned for more Fashion Week updates

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Another Fall

I've been trying to be good and work today, but, I'm finding it hard to kick into gear after the long weekend. It's a bit too warm and my mind is wandering a little too off the beaten path to be productive, so, I'm allowing myself a rare "goof-off" day and hopefully the motivation will return to work later this evening or first thing in the morning. I've found that - at least for me - when I am experiencing one of these days, it means my mind is in overdrive and I need to just chill and let things fall into place. I have lots on my plate this Fall including Fashion's Night Out on Friday night.

I also have a very special friend coming to visit at the end of October, and, I'm trying to figure out a great weekend for us. I want enough to do without running ourselves ragged and not having time to talk about things and events that have transpired this year.

Yes, per usual, my Fall social schedule is heavy, and, as always it is self-imposed. I keep myself busy because I find the Fall a bit depressing - like the end of things. Another year has passed - my New Year's resolutions and things to do list is only about half done (par for the course) and I face another birthday in November.

This year will be tougher than some recent past years. No, I don't have a milestone birthday or anything like that taking place, but, I did have a friend betray me in every possible sense. I saw it coming from a mile away and he certainly wasn't the guy I was going to marry or have any type of long term relationship other than friend with - but - it was still a blow to find out he was the cause of my of personal troubles this past year. I'm am still struggling whether or not I want to press legal charges against him - that's how serious this was - but, that is why this Fall will be harder than past Falls in recent years.

So, with that I am going to head outside and enjoy the weather, and, with any luck, I will kick into gear and get working this evening...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pardon me - I have one anger feline waiting for me

Yes, I've been bad - the last time I blogged was back in July and here it is September 2, 2010. Sorry things in my life have been in turmoil - I've been the victim of ID theft and getting my life back in order has been nothing short of a nightmare.

Anyhow, since I'm getting back to normal or as normal as one can get after having their life invaded and stolen from them... Here is what I found absolutely interesting today...

I signed into my Twitter account for the first time in God knows when and it turns out I have nearly 300 followers. Strangely enough most are women, well, I guess it isn't so strange, after all - when you hit a certain age there are always more single women than single men - even with the high divorce rate.

Anyhow, if you'd like to follow my Tweets - be forewarned, I don't use Twitter often, my link is:

So if you have been kind enough to follow me - you will now find that I am following you. Thank you for your loyalty and readership.

Of course I have other things happening in my life but for now this is all I will blog. I'm actually on my way out to the food store. I am out of cat food and I'm dealing with one very impatient feline at the moment!

Stay tuned... I'll be blogging more as Fall and Winter set in

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Project Runway Season 8: And Sew It Begins - tonight at 9pm Eastern on Lifetime

I probably shouldn't have to tell you this but tonight begins Season 8 for Project Runway. It looks like it might be a fun and promising season, and, if you click the following link you can get a sneak peak at this season's designers (a rather large group this time):

And if you've been living under a rock, Fashion Week will be September 9 - 16 this Fall. If you don't have your press pass by now, you're out of luck - just remember to register earlier next time.

But, I digress and return to Project Runway. What is it about this show that makes it so much fun? Is it trying to predict the winner based on the first night's competition? Watching the designers each week and slowly learning their ideas and personalities like last year's very memorable Anthony Williams? You can see Anthony's current collection on his website at:

Did you have Seth Aaron Henderson selected as the Project Runway season 7 winner? Seth Aaron also has a website where you can see his collection (which is outstanding):

I don't know about you but I'll be in front of the television watching the fun tonight!