American Classic

Miriam — An American Classic in Paris.

Miriam — An American Classic in Paris.

American Classic – Day 6 My dear friend Miriam has done me the great honor of answering my Proust Fashion Questionnaire for today.  Miriam is absolutely one of the most talented sitcom writers ever and she just got back from a three month stint writing sitcoms in Paris – How cool is that?  And how chic! I asked Miriam to be my first guest post because she, like me, is a mom and she, like me, is a comedy writer. …

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American Classic style and how to dress like you belong…

American Classic style and how to dress like you belong…

American Classic – Day 5 Yesterday, I wore what I considered a pretty successful American Classic outfit – Tommy Hillfiger navy Capri pants, Tommy Hilfiger red and white striped oxford and the extremely painful red ballet flats I’ve had since Mod.  It was simple, stylish and affordable… and yet, so BORING.  I’m only on day five and I already hate these clothes.  Sure, I like American Classic on other people, but when I catch a glimpse of myself wearing this…

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When two fashion worlds collide…

When two fashion worlds collide…

American Classic – Day 4 What happens when you mix Katniss Everdeen… …with a woman in a bad outfit from an LL Bean catalog… ….You get me! Help!  I’m stuck in a bad movie…. “Trapped in fashionless world that is neither American Classic or rugged, one mom must fight her way out of a desperate camping situation with only her bow, her minimal knowledge of archery and a single pair of boxy, unflattering Bermuda shorts…” We’re home today.  I’m dreaming…

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How to be in nature, but only think about shopping…

How to be in nature, but only think about shopping…

American Classic – Day 3 I am still camping.  Yes, I can’t really believe it either.  This must be what homeless people feel like.  My cell phone doesn’t work out here, so I have to look at the sun to try and figure out what time it is.  My children foraged in the woods for food yesterday, found a fennel plant and devoured it, picking it apart with their filthy hands.  It seems we’re all turning into wild animals.  We…

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How to shop for American Classic clothes…

How to shop for American Classic clothes…

American Classic – Day 2 I hate to sound the emergency bells when I’m only on the second day of a brand new look, but I’ve got to say – I’m nervous.  For most moms, American Classic would be one of the easiest of all the looks because it’s so readily available.  I mean, you can’t swing a dead cat these days without hitting a J Crew, Ann Taylor or Ralph Lauren store.  Except where I live… After an extensive…

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Perfection is in the air this May…

Perfection is in the air this May…

Raised on the East Coast by my “Mummy and Daddy” (but mostly by nannies), I am well-bred, well-educated and well-refined.  I am never late.  I am always organized.  My kids are stain-free and polite.  They know Mandarin Chinese.  I taught them myself.  I am never without my horse, my charity and my opinions.  I do Pilates.  I read the Wall Street Journal.  My show-stopping children’s birthday parties will make your Chuck E. Cheese parties look like prison barbecues.  I am…

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