Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Category — Rawther Fabulous

Her Sunny, Funny Face

I’m reposting what I had written last year in honor of Audrey’s Birthday ~ Bon Anniversaire, darling! Ching, ching, my Huckleberry Friend!

The world sparkled and shined the day the beautiful, incomparable Audrey Hepburn was born. Her generous and philanthropic spirit was an inspiration, and made her even lovelier in life than she was in her films. Not only did she have style in spades but she was a perfect lady and exceptional human being. She carried herself with poise and grace, and treated others with kindness and respect.


So “clink!” to the Birthday Girl and her memorable silver screen personas – Holly, Sabrina, Princess Ann, Jo, Joanna, Eliza, Regina, Gaby – and all the other fabulous characters she brought to life.

Audrey & Famous

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe tomorrow is another day.” ~Audrey Hepburn


I’ve got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can’t go to Sing Sing with a green face.” ~ Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Sing Sing

“Oh, but Paris isn’t for changing planes, it’s for changing your outlook! For throwing open the windows and letting in… letting in la vie en rose.” ~Sabrina Fairchild, Sabrina


“I hate this nightgown. I hate all my nightgowns, and I hate all my underwear too…I’m not two hundred years old. Why can’t I sleep in pajamas?” ~Princess Ann, Roman Holiday

Ann & Joe

“Take the picture, take the picture!” ~Jo Stockton, Funny Face

Funny Face red dress

“I’m three dimensional, as a matter of fact.” ~Joanna Wallace, Two for the Road


“The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated.” ~Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady


“Marriage license, did you say marriage license? Oh I love you Adam, Alex, Peter, Brian, whatever your name is.” ~Regina Lampert, Charade


“Actually, depravity can be terribly boring if you don’t smoke or drink.” ~Gaby Simpson, Paris When It Sizzles


“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” ~ Audrey Hepburn


Channel your inner Audrey today ~ spin a Mancini melody, pop some champagne before breakfast, and queue up the Audrey classics! Enjoy, darlings!

May 3, 2013   No Comments

Fashion Plate Flashback

Ever since I first penned this post on Fashion Plates I have been on a quest to find an original set. Little did I know they were right under my style-sniffing nose. Thanks to my fashion plate Mom for finding my beloved collection ~  in a box of my favorite childhood treasures!



Pretties, do you remember Fashion Plates? As a little girl they kept me entertained for hours. My sister and I would giggle as we matched up the outfits.


I can so vividly remember every delicious detail: the 70′s high-waisted jeans, the wide-brimmed hat, the Dorothy Hamill wedge hairstyle, the Charlie’s Angels feathered hair, and then there’s the tennis outfit. Who didn’t love the (now très vintage) tennis outfit?


As it turns out, most of my friends remember, too. Wouldn’t it be marvelous to bring those Fashion Plates back? Before our plastic-plated dolls there were paper dolls~ the dress up dolls of choice for my ever-chic Mom’s (still very young) generation…


And before the delightul dawn of Downton were Godey’s fashion plates…


Then there are fashion plates of today….


But for a lucky & fashion-loving few, we’ll never forget our plastic 1970′s Tomy Fashion Plates. The memories are priceless. My friend Terri and I once designed an exclusive “petite” line by omitting the center plate, and combining the head and leg plates. I can still hear our peals of laughter…

Before Fashion Plates, I dabbled in other toys, including Barbies.


Today I plan outfits on Pinterest, sketch while watching Project Runway, and style and dress my friends and clients. I guess some things never change!

“The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration.” ~Karl Lagerfeld


Fashion Plate photos courtesy of The Medestrian and Pattern of Life.

April 4, 2013   2 Comments

Strut That 2013 Catwalk

“Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien

There is nothing as delicious as a brand spanking new start. So darlings, it’s time for us to strut down those never pranced-upon paths! Try something for the first time ~ it’s a New Year with new seasons, new styles and sunny sky-blue skies ahead. Ring a ching ching, 2013! I’m ready for you.


January 1, 2013   No Comments

Dancing & Prancing

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin’ feet
That’s the jingle bell rock…” ~Jingle Bell Rock

These jingle-bell beauties were made for dancing & prancing and jingling around the clock ~ and perfect for Joanie and Trudy’s conga-line kicks! Pretties, meet my current lust-have: the Jingle Bell Dolly. So in case you’re reading this, Santa…

“The right shoe can change your life.” ~Cinderella


December 23, 2012   No Comments

Tressed In Holiday Style

Now this is what I call dressing yourself in holiday style! Photo circa 1961 ~ these party girls are bedecked and bejeweled with tinsel and ornaments atop their 42-inch hair.  How fun are these tress toppers? Although I fear I would tip over…

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” ~Dr. Seuss


December 16, 2012   No Comments