The Fashion Essential – Classic White Shirt

Whether you dress it up for a polished put-together look or wear it casually with jeans or shorts, you can never go wrong.  Especially with so many versions to choose from.  Tucked in, left out, or worn halfway…this fresh looking closet staple is certainly nothing new. It has been in style forever. The only rule is to make sure it’s clean.  On this page some random photos of crisp button downs with a few people you might recognize.  


Cindy Crawford

Every woman should own at least one.  Do you have a favorite?



Style ICON – Catherine Deneuve

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I’m on a classic kick…with everything. deneuve11966CorbisIn fact, my two best friends growing up in Montreal were compared to the likes of a young Rita Hayworth and Catherine Deneuve so I’ve always been aware of these timeless beauties.  I think there was more to them than just their loooks; like a strong character and an ease with style.  They embodied charm, appeal and a bit of mystery. 

deneuve5So for style; who is best to exemplify classic cool French girl chic better than Catherine Deneuve?  Even today at 72 (she just celebrated her birthday this month), she’s still glamming it up, as per her appearance on the red carpet at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, an event she has been attending since the 1960’s.  When she stepped out at the festival’s opening ceremony and the premiere of her new film,  Le Tête Haute, cinema goers and fans experienced a little Deneuve déjà vu.deneuve16

deneuve4resusa1968So looking back no words are needed because the photos speak for themselves.  Une belle du vie.

2015 - getty images
2015 – getty images

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Just like a good perfume that never changes
Just like a good perfume that never changes


Besides there is no one who has been able to pull off le trench as well as Deneuve.  I try, I trydeneuve8

Do you have a favorite STYLE ICON?

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Style – the Great White


Two great Classics!
Two great Classics!

A crisp, white button-down shirt is one of the most important pieces in a womans wardrobe.  It must be spotless whether it be long, short, fitted or loose and above all… perfect!white3

Ask any stylist or wardrobe consultant what the most important staple in a woman’s wardrobe is, and you can almost guarantee the answer you will be met with is a classic white blouse. white1For decades, white blouses for women have been both a basic workwear go-to and a stylish statement. The versatility is unmatched and the variations are endless.


Looking at both historical and modern perspectives, it is clear that white blouses for women will never lose their relevancy.

The white shirt can even be worn to black-tie events.

Layer your collar and cuffs with some statement knitwear, likeLupita Nyong'o on the Miu Miu front row.
Layer your collar and cuffs with some statement knitwear, likeLupita Nyong’o on the Miu Miu front row.

tunic style worn
tunic style paired with a classic black pant.

It can also be worn to black-tie events

casual on Cameron & flirty on Kate
casual on Cameron & flirty on Kate

A white shirt is a true workhorse.  It will see you through all seasons and all occasions.  It will look fresh, sporty, relaxed and SEXXXY!  What more can you ask for from one simple piece!?


Do you have a favourite?

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