Posted on December 26 2019
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Stark and striking, Reykjavik is full of young people. Attire? Anything goes, emphasis on color and creativity. Think Aurora Borealis. Window-shopping is a must. For that, my favorite display was leggings with all-over photo images of puffins--set off by gold lame hot pants. It is easy to get into this swingy mood. For a long layover? Pack your most dramatic pieces from Jane’s Vanity.
Posted on November 28 2019
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Posted on November 20 2019
It’s autumn! Time to unleash your sweater obsession. Jane’s Vanity offers an irresistible assortment. Chic as well as comfortable for travel, everyday, and evening. And practical. Get that fabulous sweater feeling as you contemplate a season of splendor in knits!
Posted on November 17 2019
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Posted on November 11 2019
The answer this autumn is a sensuous slip dress from JV. But, what was the question? How, when, what, where, who... For a spellbinding fall, why not slip into this classic silhouette, in a cornucopia of inspired designs from Jane’s Vanity?
Posted on November 10 2019
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Posted on November 07 2019
Paris is always on our minds. Images of the April 15th fire at Notre Dame stung our senses. Memories of Paris cascade through the years. We vow to make new ones, as the City of Light rebuilds its heart. Because, as Audrey Hepburn noted, “Paris is always a good idea.” Let’s go on record with our own Jane’s Vanity variations, inspired by that sweet thought.
Posted on November 05 2019
Jane’s Vanity offers a garden of wonders with new loungewear in amazing botanical prints. Botanical illustration has been around a long time. It can be traced back to the Greeks in the first century CE. By the 18th century, advances in printing allowed beautiful floral images to appear on fabric as well as on paper. Artists continue to love the precise look of natural history illustration, even as they push it in a bolder direction.
Posted on November 02 2019
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Posted on August 17 2019
A pretty shirt or blouse is an instant solution for summer dressing. Great for travel too. See it transform your basics in a single gesture. Try a festive jersey knit or a seductive splash of patterned silk. Jane’s Vanity has scouted a brilliant assortment of peripatetic shirts for your approval. Pack light, pack right, with JV’s globe-trotting shirts and blouses.
Posted on August 14 2019
When planning your transitional-weather wardrobe, don’t forget to include a light and billowy coverup from Jane’s Vanity. Both practical and luxurious, a cheery summer coverup will protect from morning breezes, get you to the beach in style, and add grace to your day and evening wear.
Posted on August 12 2019
In the first days of August, there is a touch of fall in the air. Just for a moment, one feels a longing for pretty cashmere sweaters and accessories of the more baroque variety. Soon, it will be time to turn to Jane’s Vanity for lingerie and loungewear pieces that suit the mood of autumn. And to match them up with jewelry treasures collected over vacation--tiny inspirations, wrapped in memories of summer’s grand tour.
Posted on August 11 2019
David Hicks, fabled British designer, said that a beautiful room disappears as one lives in it; one only really sees it the first time one enters. The same might be said of one’s favorite clothing, so pleasing that it mingles with the wearer. Lovely things from Jane’s Vanity help create that relaxing sense of being “just right” in one’s clothes.
Posted on August 10 2019
Ooh la la! What could be nicer than a gift to yourself of the lightest, prettiest, most luxurious sheer lace? Emphasis on sheer. Yet, not quite bare. Just right after a bath, under a party dress, or off to bed. Jane’s Vanity offers a romantic assortment of these sensual garments. Fall in love with their delicate colors and inviting lace stories.
Posted on August 09 2019
Consider the seductive card game. Each hand dealt with devilish precision. It calls to mind a certain way of lingerie dressing: each piece thoughtfully selected from your collection and gracefully laid out. Perhaps today it will be a single item, showcased for effect. Or, this...and this...and this. Call it the “The Slow Deal.” An opportunity to step back, pause, and appreciate the amazing work of designers and artisans who create for Jane’s Vanity.
Posted on August 04 2019
Be in sync with The Sun King in this season’s luxurious sleeves. They are not only handy for small dogs. Sleeves love to communicate. A finger-tip sleeve calls, “Dahhhhling, check out these bracelets!” A deep sleeve whispers, “Come over here, and sit by me.” Jane’s Vanity knows the language of pretty sleeves.
Posted on August 03 2019
Posted on July 27 2019
Mystery is hard to explain. But, we know the feeling. The kiss that ignites sparks. Or, the song that wafts through a velvety night. Or, the magic of a shared silence. Maybe we don’t want an interpretation of mystery. Better to just absorb it, like an ineffable perfume. Or to wear mystery, in romantic garments from Jane’s Vanity.
Posted on July 22 2019
Pass me the seed catalog, Darlin’. It is time for an evening at home. Spaghetti for dinner. Later on, some reruns of M.A.S.H and early to bed, wrapped in Jane’s Vanity loungewear. Time to get horizontal. Balance Pride and Prejudice on your head and steer gracefully toward the bedroom. A happy interlude, made more so by lovely things from Jane’s Vanity! Could be habit-forming...
Posted on July 13 2019
What is that gorgeous color--like a Tahitian sunset or an Aperol Spritz cocktail? Neither scarlet nor orange. Not quite neon, but almost. We pronounce it Persimmon! As inviting as a stroll through a Sicilian outdoor market. And available in abundance at Jane’s Vanity right now. Be drawn into this color of joy.
Posted on July 08 2019
Occasionally a fashion image will come along that is so iconic that it alters our idea of how to dress. For example, Ginger Rogers wearing a simple black crepe de chine afternoon dress in a movie dance number with Fred Astaire. The dress, modest at first glance, becomes part of the action as it floats around Rogers’s flashing legs. It reminds us that a dress can spotlight our best features. Jane’s Vanity shows the way.
Posted on July 07 2019
Posted on July 06 2019
What could compare to dining in Rome? Curling up in one’s Italian PJ’s and reading about dining in Rome. My latest obsession has three requirements: a certain book, luxurious FRS pajamas from Jane’s Vanity, and my cell phone. First, to get comfortable in favorite Italian loungewear from For Restless Sleepers. Their sleepy-chic is so appropriate for research! Read on…
Posted on July 02 2019
A touch of the unexpected is one of life’s little pleasures. It might pop up anywhere. Or you could engineer it. Shows you care. Lingerie dressing is a lovely way to add an element of surprise. Look to Jane’s Vanity to help bring playfulness into your world. Get into the mood for fun.
Posted on June 30 2019
Forget trying to fit in. Better to strike out on one’s own. And seek reinforcement at the new exhibit Camp: Notes on Fashion at the Met in NYC (runs May 9-September 8, 2019). What is “camp?”* The exhibit’s overview suggests that it is irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration. Sounds like the Met Gala. And my closet. The latter to be my inspiration for a summer of dressing for fun. It’s all in the mix. I know that my beautiful Jane’s Vanity pieces, worn my way, will allow me to be my own fashionable sunny self.
Posted on June 29 2019
This club is just for you. The one you join when you fall in love with wearing fabulous lingerie and loungewear. Is it a secret club? Not exactly. Dues? Just those paid to yourself. Meetings? Every morning. New items are arriving on the JV website. Perhaps you’ve noticed. Here is a peek at the latest favorites:
Posted on June 27 2019
Behind Studio Pia’s gorgeously provocative lingerie is a real person, Pia Conaghan, who brings environmental consciousness to every part of her business. It is something to celebrate. A nice occasion for all of us to wear our sexiest Studio Pia lingerie from Jane’s Vanity!
Posted on June 19 2019
The tea gown, a loose garment for swanning around in the afternoon, appeared on the Parisian runways this March. Its length and sweep give it a nostalgic edge that inspires interesting variations. Dressier than a robe, it feels just right for staying in or sashaying out. Thanks to Jane’s Vanity, I own two such gowns: one for cool weather, one for warm. So handy. A necessary luxury.