Special Occasion Gowns

After much, too much ado, I can finally post entries on Glam Of God again. Over the past several months, I’ve altered many wedding and other special occasion gowns. There’s been so much I’ve wanted to tell my clients. Of course I can’t do that. The stress level when preparing for a special occasion is high. When preparing for a wedding, it’s off the charts. But I can make some observations here so that my readers can knowledgeably prepare for a wedding or other special occasion and either save money or get what they want at a reasonable price.

2015 A to Z Challenge Reflections

At the end of each annual A to Z Challenge (that’s what the month of April is all about), bloggers write a post reflecting on the experience. I launched Glam Of God! That’s a huge goal met. I encountered many other bloggers and some of their readers. ‘Twas lovely. Blogging two posts each day, one here and one at Loved As If was hard work. And again, ’twas lovely. I’d do it again. Well, maybe I’ll limit myself to one post or write more posts in advance. The A to Z Challenge is a great way to make my way through a writing project even when other things are calling … Read more…

Z is for Zori

Fashion is cyclical and regional. Garments and shoes are in today, out tomorrow, and fashionable again after a few years. Often regional garments, worn for 100’s of years, inspire designers from another area of the world. Zori are perfect examples of the fashion cycle that draws from many regions and eras. Zori are classic Japanese footwear, the forerunner of flip flops. Whether made of rubber, leather, cork, or other materials, flip flops are pretty much the same zori design the Japanese have been wearing for a very long, long time. In fact, these zori are available at Japanese shops and online right now. (I bought a pair when I first … Read more…

S is for Separates for Evening

Most of us occasionally need to dress for a formal evening event: A concert, a special celebration, a wedding — the possibilities are many and we’re usually caught with nothing to wear and, too often, little money to spend. There will always be occasions, like a family wedding, that require us to shop. But most of us can make dressing for formal events much easier by using garments we already own and a little advance preparation. All we need is a few separates for evening. (And chances are, we already own some or all of what we need.) First, identify one or two of the skirts or trousers you’d already … Read more…

J is for Judging Our Bodies

Did you know that Marilyn Monroe’s weight varied from 115 lbs to 150 lbs? (Many women experience 35 – 40 lb weight swings.) At about 5’5″ tall, she would have worn the equivalent of a modern size 8 to 12. But, because she was a D cup, even at her lowest weight, many off the rack tops and dresses would not have fit. Some charts give her measurements as bust: 37, waist: 23, hips: 36. But her bra size, 36D, means her actual bust measurement was 39″, that’s 4″ wider than her hips. (That falls into the inverted triangle range. Horrors! Didn’t she have a perfect hourglass figure?) Most of … Read more…