Tuesday, August 22, 2006

White After Labor Day?

So what IS the deal with wearing white after Labor Day? is it just no more white shoes? or is all white across the board a no-no (clothes, shoes, accessories, etc)?

Many thanks!!

Dear Carrie,
Frankly, we wouldn't care to live in a society that dictated any prescriptions around the wearing of white accessories. The rule is this: No white shoes or white pants/skirts in the daytime after Labor Day. (Dressy evening events are in their own special category, like weddings and punk rock.)

The real thing to avoid is the wearing of summer clothes in the fall or winter. But if you can find white pants in a properly warm fabric, then they are meant for after Labor Day.

Here's a question: If a woman, made invisible by wearing all white in a driving snow storm, cries out, does she really make a sound?


Sunday, August 20, 2006


Why not wear brown genie pants with a sweetheart neckline bustier, under a sharp little jacket with three-quarter-length bell sleeves? And while you're at it, why not carry a bag shaped like a tie box? This very second we love very neutral clothing paired with bright-bright nails and a kind word for strangers. Wear the loudest lipstick you can get your hands on.