Things Are Different In London

Things Are Different In London

Recently I went to a movie awards show in London, the BAFTAs. I expected the women to look the same as in Hollywood (since it’s…

I’m Sick Of Standing In Lines, And You Should Be, Too

I’m Sick Of Standing In Lines, And You Should Be, Too

his weekend I stood in the cashier line at Victoria’s Secret for a good 20 minutes. I was waiting with my visiting sister, who was…

Comme des Garcons’ Collaboration With Creativity Explored Artist Blows Babe’s Mind

Comme des Garcons’ Collaboration With Creativity Explored Artist Blows Babe’s Mind

I stop by Susan on Sacramento Street every week, not only because of the amazing clothes, but because of the incredibly nice staff. This staff…

Ladies, Why Are You Dressing Slutty At The Ballet?

Ladies, Why Are You Dressing Slutty At The Ballet?

Whenever I go to the ballet I am amazed by what the young women wear (by young I’m talking 40 and below). They’re either in…

The Man-Chair: An Appreciation

The Man-Chair: An Appreciation

One of the best things about shopping is watching the man-chair (I started calling them man-chairs to identify them to my husband as in “why…

Debunking The Awards Season Myth: Hollywood Shindigs Aren’t All That

Debunking The Awards Season Myth: Hollywood Shindigs Aren’t All That

When my husband started getting invited to Hollywood award ceremonies, I had a very clear fantasy of what these events would be like for me….

Resolutions Are The Worst Way To Start The New Year

Resolutions Are The Worst Way To Start The New Year

I don’t know about you, but most people’s holidays are stupid hard. For me, Christmas time finds me sneaking off to do sit-ups because my…

A Gift Giving Go-To: Floréal

A Gift Giving Go-To: Floréal

If you’re looking for fabulous, unique gifts, get yourself to Floréal at 533 Taylor St. between Post and Geary. The items in their store are…

Your Holiday Shopping Essential: Bell’occhio

Your Holiday Shopping Essential: Bell’occhio

Every year I go to Bell’occhio, at 10 Brady Street (between Market Street and Stevenson Street) to plan my holiday shopping.

A Little Too Pleasing: Kate Mitchell’s Fashioning Women

A Little Too Pleasing: Kate Mitchell’s Fashioning Women

The other night I went to Kate Mitchell’s Fashioning Women. It was a performance of mostly dancing, some singing and a short spoken piece, where…

New Yorkers Have Better Style Than San Franciscans? That’s A Bunch Of Hooey

New Yorkers Have Better Style Than San Franciscans? That’s A Bunch Of Hooey

I love New York and I think New Yorkers are some of the nicest people I’ve met. But I do NOT believe the hooey that…

Local Find: Guzel Designs, Jewelry for the Creative

Local Find: Guzel Designs, Jewelry for the Creative

I hate wearing the same jewelry as everyone else, but customizing a piece can be expensive (especially with the cost of gold and silver these…

Local Find: Natural, Unique Luxury At In Fiori

Local Find: Natural, Unique Luxury At In Fiori

With November around the corner and Christmas (etc.) at its heels, this mature lady’s fancy turns to shopping. And yet, I’m really tired of the…

A Boy’s Best Friend Might Be His Mother, But My Best Friends Are Wrinkles And Diamonds

A Boy’s Best Friend Might Be His Mother, But My Best Friends Are Wrinkles And Diamonds

This week, someone assumed I was my husband’s mother. I am nine years older than him, but I always tell people if young-ass men are…

The Line Between “Too Much” And “Too Much Enough”

The Line Between “Too Much” And “Too Much Enough”

One night while in Palm Springs, I was getting dressed for dinner. I put on my dress, shoes and makeup, then I piled on a…

Cheap Clothes Support Cheap Lives

Cheap Clothes Support Cheap Lives

I’ll say it again: Cheap clothes support cheap lives. Buying the disposable funds a world that treats people’s lives as also disposable, trading child labor,…

Who Are You Getting Plastic Surgery For?

Who Are You Getting Plastic Surgery For?

When I was in Las Vegas, there was a woman in front of me on an escalator. I didn’t take much notice of her until…

Opening Doors With The Common Language Of Fashion

Opening Doors With The Common Language Of Fashion

I’m in Seoul, Korea. I only found out I was coming here two weeks ago. I knew nothing about Korea except for the horrible war…

From Las Vegas To San Francisco, How To Embrace Showgirl Style

From Las Vegas To San Francisco, How To Embrace Showgirl Style

One of my very favorite ways of dressing is Showgirl Style, and nothing brings it out in me like a visit to Las Vegas. So…

Stop Waxing And Get Yourself A Pubic Wig

Stop Waxing And Get Yourself A Pubic Wig

This whole waxing your pubic hair thing has to be a shortlived fad, right? People have told me “It’s cleaner!” I have to wonder, have…

New Nipples: Celebrating The Loss Of Boobs

New Nipples: Celebrating The Loss Of Boobs

I’ve been thinking a lot about Angelina Jolie’s boobs lately, probably because I’m in Michigan, hanging out with my genetic counselor sister-in-law. My sister-in-law agrees…

Why Is Stepping Outside The “Rules” Of Makeup So Unacceptable?

Why Is Stepping Outside The “Rules” Of Makeup So Unacceptable?

You may say that you’re using makeup in new and different ways, but are you really? Most makeup iconoclasts still won’t deviate from its usual…

I’m Bored To Death With Pretty

I’m Bored To Death With Pretty

Of course I know I can’t open a magazine or watch TV if I want to escape it, but the problem is that I can’t…

Freeing Your Mind With The “Who Would I Rather Sleep With?” Game

Freeing Your Mind With The “Who Would I Rather Sleep With?” Game

I keep forgetting to feel ugly while I’m on vacation. Luckily, the world is there to remind me. Anytime I see advertising or go shopping,…

Reporting Back From Europe: Busted Myths And Bad Teeth

Reporting Back From Europe: Busted Myths And Bad Teeth

Remember all those How Do I Dress For Europe books I read? Hooey! Every single one of them. I’m back from overseas and I am…