Do you follow rules of dressing?
Do you believe in rules of dressing?
- How to dress your age
- How to dress to look sexy
- How to dress to impress
How to dress to please yourself?
Last weekend I went to Tziporah Salamon’s, “The Art of Dressing” seminar in San Francisco. It was held in her friend’s living room, where they served a lovely Rose tea. (on my list to find)
Tziporah was born in Israel. Her mother was an accomplished dressmaker. Her father, a renowned tailor who survived the 2nd World War by sewing the Nazi’s uniforms.
Many years later her father worked at Bergdorf Goodman. It was there, Tziporah was discovered by Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times fashion and society photographer. He would see her coming to visit her father, and started capturing her amazing outfits.
Her clothes and accessories were organized and lined up in the adjoining room. It was like looking into a fabulous boutique window. You couldn’t touch, but really wanted to!
And so we began. Tziporah would begin each outfit with a base piece, then “make it better”. She would layer, add embellishments and accessorize until the outfit was “done”. The point at which she knew it to be perfect. This is her art!
A long time collector of vintage clothing, textiles and accessories, she is an artist! An outfit artist. A visual artist. She delighted us with her sparkling personality and honesty.
A modern woman, wearing incredible clothing. Her look is enchanting, It escapes time and trend.
Some quotes from Tziporah:
“I usually dress for comfort, who I’m going to see and where I’m going. But I’m always well dressed.”
“I ask myself, do I want to have this in my wardrobe for life? If the answer is no, I don’t buy it”.
“I do this for me. If you get pleasure from it, that’s a bonus'”
“The hat is the exclamation point on an outfit.”
“It’s remarkable how many doors open because you’re well dressed.”
“Know your body and always buy good shoes.”
“Earrings are the most important accessory, because they frame your face.”
“There’s a lot of bad fashion out there for women. Bad editorial content.” (Fashion magazines)
“We are really at a place where the emperor has no clothes, and no one’s saying it. I’m saying it!”
“The way some women showed up at China: Through The Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was a wound through my heart.”
“It was a slap in the face to the Metropolitan Museum.”
“ALWAYS buy quality over quantity!”
Her humor shines through her creations. This woman is an amazing artist. I was spellbound to see Tziporah work her magic.
Just when I thought an outfit looked perfect, she would say “No, not yet. Now we add this!”. And she was always right!
She is a fan of using odd number accessories. Tziporah always wears something on her head. If not a hat, then a wrap. She demonstrated several different ways she ties her head scarves, and I took copious notes.
A truly delightful woman with an unerring eye for style. When I asked the color of her perfect red lipstick, she passed the tube for me to have a look.
I found it prophetic that her “Infrared Matte” lipstick is “Be Legendary Lipstick“.
Tziporah is a legendary style icon, an inspiration and a charming woman. If you have the opportunity to attend her event, do. Her style may not be your style, but her artistry is electrifying.
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