I was in Rome a few years ago. I admired the amazing architecture of the past and I kept thinking to myself: "How in the word can that column, which is thousands of years old, look so modern, so current, so appropriate for our modern aesthetics and taste?" I decided that it must be because this creation was a classic, a quality of art which will always be current and able to excite us!
I remember when I stopped working for a major Boston retailer--Talbots--where I was a fit model, and the company very soon shifted their style from the classic feminine style for which they were known. They went “modern,” bringing in bright bold colors (a nice aspect to their shift) and changing silhouettes...
“Modistka” is polish slang for fashionista. It’s a term that reminds me of my childhood, where the most important and influential events of our lives take place. Many of my collection of good memories are about fashion, since even as a child I was a “modistka.”
When I was a child I liked ballet. I turned on the TV, put on the beautiful lace covers that were covering the pillowcases in the master bedroom in my parents house and was dancing, trying to do the exact movements that a ballerina does on TV. I was 5 years old and I was so exited and happy to dance.
A day after Christmas I decided to use the gift certificate sent to me by Bloomingdale’s Customer Service. I must say It was not easy to use this gift certificate, which was very surprising for me. Now I understand my customers’ frustration in not being able to find flattering dresses in department stores.