Tinker, Tailor : Or Just Tailor?
15 October 2020 | VA Notes Fashion

Tinker, Tailor : Or Just Tailor?


Alexander McQueen designers know how to tailor and tinker.

As much as life has changed and we are all living in sweats and comfortable wear, I still love a fancy bit of tailoring.

There is nothing like a perfect pinstripe or a cheeky check to put a pep in the step.

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How To Handle The Grey Hair Days
14 October 2020 | VA Notes Beauty

How To Handle The Grey Hair Days

What does that mean?

What I mean is the grey hair, the going grey and the wearing of grey hair can get you down.

It is not all smiles and confidence and feeling fabulous.
Grey hair can mean grey days.


I want to be honest – I have done the whole grey thing – but some days looking in the mirror is tough.

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Now About The Boots
10 October 2020 | VA Notes Fashion

Now About The Boots


I do love the boots.

The boots, with the extravagance of the skirt
and the tailoring of the jacket and tie is fabulous.

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Let’s Start With The Skirt
8 October 2020 | VA Notes Uncategorized

Let’s Start With The Skirt

The black midi is where I am headed.

Take your pick.
Bias cut, a frothy tulle, a pleated twirl
or a gathered splash.

It seems to me skirts are back in a strong position.


Let’s be happy.

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WeekendWardrobe: Knit One Purl One
26 September 2020 | VA Notes Fashion

WeekendWardrobe: Knit One Purl One


I do love a sweater; pretty much all sweaters.

Today I’m in the mood for the cosy, the slightly roomy
and not too serious.


It’s the weekend and I want something to snuggle up in.

I’m in France, in Saint Rémy de Provence,
the wind is howling and it is the kind of day where I think of sweaters.

Venturing far is not my plan – I want to stay in and enjoy La Maison because it is far too long
since I have been here.

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The Arc Is No Chore: An Unexpected Find
23 September 2020 | VA Notes Fashion

The Arc Is No Chore: An Unexpected Find

I never keep things to myself.

I am not that woman who pretends she forgets where she found something or has lost the number of a great hairdresser; If you like something of mine and I can help, for me, it is the highest compliment.

My latest fab find.

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