An Ordinary Day...

Wednesday, April 12th started off as an ordinary day. The alarm sounded off at 6:00 a.m. like it always did. Reggie did his work day morning ritual, showering, grooming, selecting a suit and accessorizing with the perfect accents for Read more

Why are some people mean?

Why are some people mean? I'm not talking about a little mean, but bazaar, go out of their way to be mean. Recently I've encountered a few mean people, I remind myself that these situations will make me a stronger Read more


Our last trip of 2016 was to the Maldives. Last year was one full of excursions, We traveled to Cameroon, Paris, Bali, Hawaii, New Orleans, New York, Chicago, Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Napa, San Francisco, Dubai, and I must say Read more


It's okay to venture out of your comfort zone... Lately I've been doing it quite often. This weekend is going to be one of renewal, my personal Super Bowl. What are your plans? I will be working today and tomorrow. Happy Read more

Do you enjoy yourself?

Both of my kids are in New York, my son is in school in the Hudson Valley and my daughter is living in Brooklyn and working. So we are officially empty nesters, and have been so for a while Read more


How to look somewhat put together…

Posted on by Gigi in Fashion Comments Off on How to look somewhat put together…


I find that it takes me so much longer to pull myself together. When I was younger I would just get up, dab a little gloss, a bit of mascara and I was on my way. I could throw anything on and look pretty cute, no matter where the item came from…hmmmmm fast forward to 2016 and it is a different story.

Here are some of my tips that help me to look not so disheveled.

1 Plan your outfit the night before. I don’t have a closet like this…

I need a closet like this...

I need a closet like this…

matter of fact I have stuff in various closets in various rooms. So I have to pull stuff out ahead of time to put an outfit together. On a side note this is an app that I have on my phone that helps with this. Check it out Stylebook.

2 Face it at my age I need time to pull it together. Even though I wear my hair natural, I still have to manipulate it and sometimes even wet it before going out and that takes time. And I have to put some makeup on…I don’t care what I eat, how much water I drink I need a little makeup on…

3 I’m always looking for inspiration to make my old stuff look new and fresh again. Most trends I have already seen at least twice- the key is making it look age appropriate and still keeping with my style and not looking dated. I love this app called Texture where you have access to numerous magazines right on your device.

4 Dress for where you are going- know what will work, but still be “you”. Nothing worse than wearing something too sexy in a room full of conservative suits…been there before- know the dress code but then tweak it and make it you.

5 Undergaments- I don’t care if you are a size “0” or “20”, proper shape wear is a must, makes such a difference.

6 Wear clothes that fit and flatter the you of today. If it does not get rid of it…just because you paid a lot for it, if it does not look good and make you feel wonderful- time to toss or give it away.

7 Have a few investment pieces- you will get your monies worth in the amount of times you wear or use the item.

8 Take care of your clothes, hand wash, dry clean, hang everything up right away- you will be rewarded with many years of wear from your wardrobe.

9 Plan your shoes, nothing worse than being somewhere and your feet are hurting.

10 Follow your own style. When I was younger I always wanted the “it” shoe, bag etc., but now I want what makes me feel good and what fits my lifestyle, regardless of what is trending. I’m getting to a point where I like almost everything in my closet, it has been a painful process letting go, but it feels good.

What is your take on fashion? What makes you feel good when you get dressed. How has your look evolved over the years?

Happy Tuesday,





Posted on by Gigi in Fashion, photography Comments Off on I WANT A FLOSSY CAMERA BAG…


As you know, I love photography, and I love fashion, beauty, baubles, trinkets and all things sparkly, so you can imagine how much I dislike my camera bags, and I have a few, 2 which were freebies with a purchase and 2 that I purchased. So I said to myself I can’t be the only photographer who would like an “IT”  camera bag, something that does not scream expensive camera gear, especially when traveling and not wanting it to be so obvious that I am a tourist. So I did a little research and discovered a whole new camera bag world. Now I can’t decide what to get, here are my favs, perhaps you may find one that suits your fancy.



Chanel Bags

Chanel Inspired camera bag


Chanel Bags

The Bossi Bag color Gravel

THEIT; Bossu Bag 159.00

Love the “Chanel” inspired style. It holds camera body with grip, 2-4 lenses, flash, battery, phone, and of course lip gloss. manmade polyurethane also comes in black.

Pompidoo Bag

Pompidoo Cologne Bag

Pompidoo; Cologne Bag 282.66 Euro 370.00 US Dol

This little bag could be the “going out on the town bag” it come in a host of colors, everything from apple green to hot pink and it is made out of leather. You would have to make some decisions as to what lens you wanted to use, but as you can see it can hold the 70-200 and a little lens or flash.

Jill E

Jill E

Jill E; Camera bag 209.99

This bags have a nice “tote bag” look, fabric with suede and leather trim. Holds camera body, long lens and medium, or 2 -3 regular lenses, flash, batteries etc.

Kipling  Camera Bag

Kipling Camera Bag

Kipling Camera Bag

Kipling Camera Bag

Kipling; Style Scrapbook Camera Bag 92. Euro 150.00 US 120.00

I love this little bag, the problem is where to find it in the US. It is so adorable and holds camera and small lens. So chic…I want one for going out.

Kelly Moore Camera Bags

Kelly Moore Camera Bags

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Kelly Moore; Bags range from 199.00-249.00

I absolutely love this line from the colors to the large size, they are fabulous! Most will hold a 15″ laptop in addition to pro camera body with grip, 2-3 lenses, flash, batteries and personal items.

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Posted on by Gigi in Fashion, Holiday Comments Off on MEMORIAL DAY

Happy Memorial Day–Remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving our country.

Growing up, Memorial Day kicked off the summer season with a Barbecue. It also signified the first day “white” was wore again, after being retired the previous Labor Day, this was drilled into my head growing up. Well of course all of those rules are now passe’, especially in sunny California, where white is worn year round. But there still are some rules that should be followed when wearing “white” nonetheless. White jeans are everywhere, however DO make sure they are “thick” enough to cover your imperfections, because as with any light colored bottom you will see things that you don’t want to see like “dimples”, cellulite, lady parts, panty lines etc. Take the time to try on a variety of white jeans until you find the right ones for your body.

Not Your Daughters Jeans 104.00

Not Your Daughters Jeans

Rag and Bone 209.00

Rag and Bone 209.00

J. Crew 125.00

J. Crew 125.00

Nordstrum 44.70

Nordstrum 44.70

J Brand 218.00

J Brand 218.00

J Brand seems to fit my body well, so I am always on a lookout for these at the discount stores ie. Tj Maxx, Nordstrom Rack etc..

Love these…

Have an enjoyable day off celebrating with your loved ones. We have nothing planned and I am looking forward  to catching up on a lot of loose ends, like working in our garden and getting a few more bags ready for Goodwill.












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My Style #1

Posted on by Gigi in Fashion, My Closet, My Style 2 Comments


I am an equal opportunity shopper, everything from couture to TJ Maxx, Target, vintage, mixing expensive with cheap, old with new, wearing evening during the day and yoga cloths at night are a few of the things that make fashion fun, breaking rules and finding your style. I love shopping in my closet and discovering a new way to wear an item. Shoes are my weakness, I think this stems from having to wear corrective black and white oxfords until the age of 10, I’m making up for all the summer sandals and dress shoes that I missed out on.

Gigi Style #1

Dress and purse from Antropologie, Jacket from TJ Maxx, Azzedine Alaia shoes, bracelets from David Yurman, J Crew, and birthday present and Ray Band glasses.


Interesting article on “power flats” in the WSJ, read it here. Tell me what you think.


I really want to get into wearing scarves, here is a good video with examples of how to wear a scarf.

Last but not least if you are following my hair routine this is the same “do” day 8.







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50 Shades of Green…

Posted on by Gigi in Art, Fashion 4 Comments

I am really loving Green…

Charlotte Olympia Leaf shoe

Fuji Apple

Fuji Apple

GIgi's Green Juice
Gigi’s Green Juice






Green Sparkle

Valentino Resort 13′



Green Roses

Green chair accents

Green Cupcakes

Love this


I like



Love This



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I Love Chartreuse

Posted on by Gigi in Fashion, Uncategorized 2 Comments
I am loving chartreuse and neon yellow. Shockingly bright shades are showing up everywhere even on nails, this season. These fluorescent numbers are not for everyone, but perhaps  something buttery or lemony paired with a neutral could work for you.
Are you rocking any acid colors this summer? Check out my pinterest board “they call me mellow yellow” for more of my favorites.



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