by Brenda Roger
I’m a recovering handbag designer. I’ve decided to take a hiatus from sewing for a little while, or maybe I’m retiring, but like Celine Dion. You know, I go away for a while and then come back bigger and better than ever (debatable, I know). Who knows, maybe I’ll end up with a palace in Vegas.
During my handbag venture, British handbag designer, Lulu Guinness, was one of my idols. She has a quirky sense of style and the trust fund to back it up. When I was on my honeymoon in London seven years ago, I left behind a substantial quantity of slobber on the Lulu Guinness handbag display in Harrods. The only thing I love more than looking at Lulu’s handbags is looking at photos of Lulu herself. Her look will hopefully help me in the coming months with one of my many jobs –being my husband’s other half.
We are about to take off on the whirlwind that is the spring event season. This means traipsing around the city to various events and social functions. Choosing ensembles for these events is not as effortless as I would like. I decided this year, I am going to open the closet and say, “what would Lulu Guinness wear?” That’s my new mantra. WWLGW?
I should explain to our readers-at-large that Pittsburgh is a very conservative city. I should also say that Lulu Guinness is frequently pictured in ensembles that consist of a red satin dress, turquoise blue tights, and purple satin shoes –at the same time.
This time of year, I go a little crazy. I start wearing what I call “get-ups” to work because I’m so bored with how everything looks. That disgusting taupe color that snow turns when it’s been around a while is all we ever see, not to mention the crust on all of our cars.
Readers! Please! Go to your closet this week, fling it open, and ask yourself, “WWLGW?” Then go for it! We need color, and pattern, and bold fashion choices.
If you see someone in the east end of Pittsburgh today in a zebra skirt and turquoise tights, that’s just me! Please wave!