Cottage Chronicle #12: Swedish Marie 'n Me

June 10, 2021

Nancy McKeon

had an impressive set of built-in cupboards with shelves that extended back into some Upper East Side fourth-dimension Twilight Zone where sweaters and socks disappeared forever. No closet, so I hung my “important” dresses on the shower rod, which regularly…

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Closet Complaints

October 10, 2016

andrea rouda

summer. As for the symphony, people wear jeans and flip-flops to everything in America’s Vacationland, including funerals I found out. The loudest noise comes from the shoes lining the closet floor and dispensing a cacophony of boos, taunts and bitter…

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What's in Her Closet? Kathryn Bigelow

August 15, 2017

Nancy McKeon

driving me crazy. This outfit, like the champagne sweater-set outfit, shows that when you’re going simple, quality and tiny details really have to be up to snuff. Nice. —MyLittleBird  staff                    …

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What's in Her Closet? Laura Dern

January 2, 2018

Janet Kelly

don’t measure up to her splashy sequin skirt. It is sleeveless, however, and when she takes it off for the show, she reveals arms that are svelte and buff. Still, the skirt requires something more dressy. Fashion magazines and blogs…

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What's in Her Closet? Viola Davis

November 21, 2017

Janet Kelly

It’s as if she’s sharing with us the joy of wearing such a happily outrageous embroidered and sequined skirt! (It’s  “Ella,”  $795 from Alice and Olivia.) Davis also shows herself to be a good editor: The A + O site shows…

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Closet

February 13, 2018

Janet Kelly

clothes start to look more serious and professional. The silhouette is narrower, the colors darker and the fabric is wool, rather than silk. Learning lessons from watching other comedians, her confidence improves as does her timing. Her freshly honest takes…

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What's in Her Closet? Sarah Jessica Parker

December 5, 2017

Janet Kelly

least for red-carpet occasions—Parker isn’t afraid of going for bold and surprising, as in this J. Mendel shiny copper strapless dress. Those detached, lace-up sleeves, though, look as if she’s going to do battle in Westeros rather than get an…

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'The Post' and Closet Nostalgia

January 25, 2018

Nancy McKeon

to black trousers, sleek tunics and sleeveless sheaths, but for a look back at the nude stockings, long sleeves and belted dresses that ushered us into the 1970s workplace, The Post is pure fashion nostalgia. —Mary Wisniewski Mary Wisniewski is…

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Choosing Closet Essentials

April 13, 2021

Janet Kelly

everywhere by itself or layered over a contrasting tank. RIGHT: Eileen Fisher’s Classic Long-Sleeve Silk Shirtdress ($348) looks flowy and comfortable in a generous boxy fit. You can dress it up or down with accessories and wear it as a dress…

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Dress Up Your Spring Closet

March 18, 2015

Janet Kelly

From left to right straight from the spring 2015 runway: Altuzarra’s fetching gingham dress, Cedric Charlier’s salmon sheath and Michael Kors’ plaid shirt dress. Dresses with loose-fitting sleeves camouflage upper arms. Left, Marc Jacobs army-green shirt dress from the spring…

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From Closet to Collection

May 27, 2015

Nancy McKeon

house, is a snapshot of me in my first prom dress. The dress has spaghetti straps, a lace overlay on the bodice and an ice-blue bell-shape satin skirt. Yes, of course the satin pumps are died to match! Altogether not…

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Old Clothes Don't Die

October 24, 2019

Nancy McKeon

gift, from Henri Bendel, back when Bendel’s was Bendel’s. It’s hard to imagine LittleBird Nancy’s very tailored, very classic sister wearing this Pucci-design robe, but she swears she did. What’s more, she has held on to it. YEARS AGO, when…

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What's in Her Closet? Candice Bergen

January 30, 2018

Janet Kelly

much like the shirt she’s chosen here. Shirts with collars are particularly flattering. Cute shoes! JANET: Hosannas to Bergen for perfect coordination. She eschews just plain black and white for an arty print blouse and leopard-print loafers. To top it…

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What's in Her Closet? Leslie Jones

September 26, 2017

Janet Kelly

baring too much, I’m on board with the sheer fabric that holds it together. It’s sexy. She’s sexy. NANCY: It’s a sweep—I think this look is dynamite. It has lessons for those of us who have only a few assets…

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What's in Her Closet? Emma Thompson

October 24, 2017

Janet Kelly

LittleBird Kathy often dresses like this and looks just as crisp and pulled-together as Thompson does. Just looking at this woman makes me happier; she looks as if she’s fun to be with. And her outfits get that message across…

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What's in Her Closet? Holly Hunter

November 8, 2017

Janet Kelly

City, June 20, 2017. / Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/Rex/Shutterstock. JANET: This dress does Hunter no favors. The midi-length doesn’t flatter all figures, especially not the slight in stature. And those glittery, ‘4o’s style ankle-strap platform sandals are just wrong. The effect is…

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What's in Her Closet? Gayle King

January 16, 2018

Janet Kelly

SilverHub / REX / Shutterstock. NANCY: I think of this as King’s watercolor dress. It’s charming, and she looks delightful in it. I don’t find the pink clutch and shoes too matchy-matchy—but man, this woman likes clutch bags a lot! Unless…

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What's in Her Closet? Nancy Pelosi

September 12, 2017

Janet Kelly

flatter her. This photo was taken five years ago, but pantsuits—and ones with flared legs—are having their moment today. Wide legs look better with chunky heels than high-heeled pumps. Wear the stilettos with your skinny pants. NANCY: Here’s the successful version of…

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