Like Pasties at a Pride Parade

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Acid rain.

Plastic in the ocean.

Women’s reproductive rights threatened worldwide.

I think we can all agree that these are some pretty serious issues…And, of course, we also have the grim reality of Isabel’s closet, filled with clothes that, to quote Isabel, “just aren’t working.” But Isabel is nothing if not resourceful. She recently had a friend, Amanda Jones—well known travel writer, advocate for girls and women and, most important here, FASHIONISTA—come over and go through her closet to match up outfits and eliminate piles of clothes that were, and I quote Amanda here, “from the 80’s and utter dreck.”

I just want to go on record and say, here and forever, that I have been saying NO to shoulder pads for a while now…just say NO, Nancy Reagan! For some reason—not sure why, could be my own personal style is lacking in some way—Isabel never listened to me when it came to her wardrobe. Yet when our fashionable friend shows up and says, in her stunning accent (New Zealand by way of the Milan Catwalk with Maori overtones) “lose the shoulder pads! scissors come out like pasties at a pride parade! I tried not to look hurt and busied myself by quietly gathering the half moons from the floor (there were A LOT of shoulder pads being jettisoned). Here they are for your viewing pleasure.

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I’m not sure what to do with them now…Maybe sell on Ebay? Stuff a dog bed with them? I will come up with something and post more on it later.

So Amanda gets credit for two great things in Isabel’s life: a bride for her son and an overhaul of her 80s look.

Here is a photo I took on the sly of Isabel and Amanda, who really is stunning and knows her cowl neck from a boat neck, her mid-calf suede from a nubuck three-quarter—and DO NOT say nude! It’s champagne!!!  Got it, and thanks for the clarification. (I won’t make that mistake again!)

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Another photo of Amanda on location shows her blonde self with these tribesmen.

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She had them out of those loincloths and into this year’s DKNY in a matter of hours! How did she navigate that tricky headgear? Simple! She made them into shabby-chic wall sconces that the men then sold for added income! No, I am kidding, so don’t send me hate mail. In reality, she is on location in Vanuatu on Malekula Island with the Small Nambas tribe. How cool is she?

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