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MY COVID LOCKDOWN THOUGHTS

April 16, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

We all have our stories of how we survived during the worst worldwide medical upheaval of our lifetime. Here is mine. THE LOCKDOWN LOOK:I HAVE BEEN WRITING THIS BLOG TO HELP WOMEN DRESS DURING LOC....

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COCO CHANEL WAS MY MENTOR

April 9, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

I WAS LUCKY TO HAVE COCO AS MY MENTOR. As a fashion student at Parsons School of Design in Manhattan in 1964 and I wrote my theme paper on Coco Chanel and got an A. I was blessed to become partners i....

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DYING FOR LOVE OF FASHION

April 7, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

Carla Zampatti, the most famous Australian fashion designer died this weekend after falling down the majestic marble steps of the Sydney Opéra House while attending a ball. Of course, there was no h....

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I DON’T DO MAD.

April 5, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

I DONT DO MAD, I DO HAPPY. AS AN ONLY CHILD ( MY PARENTS DIVORCED IN 1948 WHEN I WAS 5) I WAS ALONE A LOT AND I LEARNED TO BE HAPPY ALONE. I learned to be happy from the weather, the garde....

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IT’S A QUIRKY WORLD TODAY

April 2, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

The word is QUIRKYQuirky is everything for the 2020’s The 1960’s word was HIPPY SEXYThe 1970’s word was MINIDRESSThe 1980’s word was DISCO-STONEDThe 1990’s word was SOBRIETYThe 2000’s ....

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REIMAGINE YOURSELF EVERYDAY

March 26, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE JUST ONE THING, JUST ONE LOOK, OR ONE PERSONA.Why not reimagine yourself? I know I’m an artist, a fashion designer, and a perfumer, but this week I’m reimagining myself as ....

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FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

March 15, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

Do whatever your head tells you to do (IF it’s legal).I went to Parsons Fashion School in NY and wanted to become a « FRENCH COUTURIER ». The head of Parsons in the sixties did not like my s....

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LOCKDOWN LESSONS

March 10, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

TAKE A PAPER AND PEN AND AN ENVELOPE AND WRITE DOWN BY HAND WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED IN THE LOCKDOWN AND PUT IT IN A SPECIAL PLACE AND SAVE IT. ADD TO IT AS YOU LEARN MORE. REINVENT YOURSELF, FOLLOW....

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HOW TO DRESS LIKE YOU’RE 47 AT 77

February 26, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT TOO….and Iris Apfel can do it at 97.To dress half your age you must read this message! First of all YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and keep the confident happy go luc....

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THE 1960’S BROKE BARRIERS FOR INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS

February 17, 2021 Posted by Vicky Tiel

It’s black history month and it made me think back to 1961 when I left high school in ultra conservative Chevy Chase, Maryland and moved to Manhattan where I mixed with the black artists in Greenwi....

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