They say that everything old becomes new again, and for myself, Lynn Dell, this moment in fashion is just that: new again. With fashion finally referencing the bygone days of ubiquitous glamour and endless sophistication, I have compiled my fashionable tastes into my shop, Off Broadway Boutique. As a result of creating a playground of style for women over 40, I have managed to maintain a high fashion profile for over 40 years. I live my life in the fascinating world most of us only see from afar - for it is my eye for originality that makes me an unduplicated fashion icon for baby boomers!
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Having been a longtime fan of the luxuriously fabulous editrix, Diana Vreeland, I was thrilled to hear that that there’d be a documentary made about her. After all, she has been a huge influence in the way that I dress and carry myself – as well as countless of other women who continue to be influenced by her take on fashion, culture, beauty, and art. Thus, it goes without saying that I rushed to buy a ticket to what turned out to be an excellent tribute to such a formidable woman.
Every second of this wonderful movie captured the essence of Ms. Vreeland as the Empress of Fashion. Chronicling her eras as the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar, editor in chief of Vogue, and on the creative staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, it never wavered from depicting her as the epitome of what style is all about. Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who is married to the late icon’s grandson, did a fantastic job in featuring her in all her fashionable glory!
Although Ms. Vreeland wasn’t conventionally attractive, she more than made up for it with her fabulous sense of style and formidable conviction in challenging style conventions. This documentary also did a fantastic job of portraying the lady who described her life and career so eloquently in her 1984 tome, D.V. After all, it was exciting to see a woman that is as passionate about people with style as I am. Needless to say, I will definitely see The Eye Has To Travel again when I return from my trip to Europe.
Hello, everyone! One of the highlights of my Labor Day weekend was the lovely dinner that I had had at Trattoria Dell’Arte. Located across the street from the legendary Carnegie Hall, it held the promise of a delicious meal to enjoy on a Saturday evening. To say that dining there was a promise fulfilled is a huge understatement!
As I entered the restaurant, I was greeted by a fantastic hostess named Robin, who immediately embraced me with the warmest welcome. Upon seeing her friendly smile as she described the dinner menu, I knew that I was in for a delicious treat! After all, I’ve always believed that service with a smile is equivalent to an enjoyable dining experience and Trattoria Dell’Arte was serving that wonderful hospitality in spades.
By the time that my dinner arrived, I was feeling very heady from Robin’s wonderful company along with another host that was just as charming. With the lively ambiance setting the tone for a wonderful night, I savored every forkful of my delicious Italian dish – a dish that I hope to enjoy the next time that I dine at the marvelous Trattoria Dell’Arte.
Hello, everyone! Being a huge fan of the theatre, I always make it my business to take in as many shows as I can. Last Monday was no exception to my rule, as I enjoyed a performance of the exciting series, Broadway by the Year - 1987, at the Town Hall in Midtown. Helmed by theatre impresario, Scott Siegel, it shined a spotlight on the tunes that were included in the stage shows that had opened that year.
Watching such gifted performers sing their hearts out of the music from such classic musicals as Les Misérables and Into the Woods was a wonderful way to spend an evening. What’s more; the talented Mark Kudisch directed the show while treating us to his golden voice. Completing the amazing chorus were some of my favorite performers, those of whom included Kerry O’Malley, Jeffrey Denman, Santino Fontane, and Ron Bohmer.
With top-notch talent and classic songs, Broadway by the Year produces a series of shows that wonderfully captures the Great White Way through every year. A series of one-night stands that promises a great time for all, I highly recommend that you take in a wonderful performance at the Town Hall.
Hello, everyone! My love of movies has led to my discovery of incredible movies and this latest cinematic find is no exception. The Intouchablestells the story of the life journey of Philippe, a wealthy tetraplegic, and his gruff caretaker, Driss, as they form an unforgettable bond that was both hilarious and touching to see.
A great movie that my cousin, Eileen, and I enjoyed at the theatre, it captures the poignancy of the human spirit. This movie was done so magnificently that I laughed and cried through it all. What’s more; stars Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy did a fantastic job in portraying two different people that find common ground in their shared life experiences – which I find to be a common theme in life.
Absolutely one of the must-watch movies of the year, The Intouchables definitely left a lasting impression on me!
Hello, darlings!Last night, I was treated to a charming little movie that enchanted me from beginning to end – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.A beautifully shot movie that starred the wonderful Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Dev Patel, it was a visually exotic feast for my eyes.
Chronicling eight English people who seek retirement of leisure at a less-than-luxurious hotel, they eventually learn how to enjoy life and its changes.This movie reminded me so much of my travels to Jaipur, where I stayed at the gorgeous Lake Hotel.In deciding to soak up my experience in this beautiful city, my memories were just as visually exotic as this movie.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel offered a simple, yet powerful, moral – you can either close yourself off to life’s experiences or soak them up with a sponge.It is a wonderful little movie that is both heartwarming and unforgettable.