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Truly stunning and breathtaking! Some pieces really stood out amongst the others and I wish I could have taken photos. I spotted at least two suits, five dresses, and a handful of corsets that I would love to own to admire.

My favorites in particular were her Barbarella corset and tutu, Armour outfit (Time Machine Collection 1988), Love Suit (Harris Tweed Collection - Autumn/Winter 1987), Boulle print dress (Portrait Collection - Autumn/Winter 1990) <= Inspired by The Wallace Collection/London Museum, Applicator Jacket (Anglophilia Collection 2003).

"You have a much better life if you were impressive clothes."
-- Vivienne Westwood

Next on the list to visit: Masterpieces of French Jewelry at the Legion of Honor

For those of you who love Kate Spade and her beautifully simple well-made handbags and accessories might like to shop her online sample sale. Check it soon as this will end this Friday, November 17!

Ok, I just wanted to share this before going to sleep. **Hussein Chalayan** I think I have a new favorite designer... Love them all, well maybe except the last "naked" piece. (Please note: There is partial/brief nudity in this videoclip - just a warning in case you're at work.)


Westfield has really outdone itself and created an amazing shopping center in downtown San Francisco. The interior of the mall is beautiful with all the glass letting in natural light, especially through the glass dome preserved from the original building. It really did take my breath (and a good portion of my savings) away!

My good friend, Michelle, remarked that it reminded her of the malls in asia, specifically Korea (South, of course). After having the chance to visit it myself, I absolutely agree. In Taiwan and Japan, many of the higher end designers have boutique/stores within the center and the casual or less pricey shops are on the street, such as Gap, Benetton, etc.

So far I've checked out Mango (from Spain), Zara (from Italy), Juicy Couture (from England), Aldo, Adidas (they have the Stella McCartney line in stock), Bloomingdales, and a variety of the eateries. I did a little dance (internally) when I found out they would have a Beard Papa cream puff shop set up there. They have the tastiest shu creams filled with fresh custard cream flavored with Madagascar vanilla...yum!

Tomorrow, I may head over there with friends to hit the Dior cosmetic counter. The manager invited us to get makeovers. Everyone at the that particular counter was extremely nice without being pushy. She was most helpful in assisting me with finding the perfect birthday gift for two of my friends. I can't say what it was, as they may be reading this... Anyway, the Dior department is offering a sweet gift bag and makeover with a two item purchase. It's way too easy to go crazy, so I'll need to decide before heading there.

Whenever we plan on going shopping, window or otherwise, we usually try to fit time in to eat first then walk off the meal as we peruse the different shops. Moving after a eating aids in digestion, helps us fight off the grogginess that sometimes accompanies a carb-laden meal, and gets our circulation going. If I'm shopping for clothes on that particular day, I'll also refrain from overeating, as trying to squeeze myself into an outfit is an uncomfortable experience. Taking a two enzyme tablets prior to eating has helped speed up the breakdown of foods which I also find very helpful!

Can you imagine how gorgeous this place will be during the holidays?

Jeanette Lee Hada

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