Darling, You Look Fabulous!

Hi there, guys and dolls!  This week, yours truly ran into a dear, dear friend who recounted a legendary evening in a legendary dress.  The more we talked, the more that the lady, a swell looking dame in her own right, sparkled with girlish charm.  Upon reflection from the bottom of the wine glass, it became very clear that it was the girl who made the dress, not the dress that made the girl.

Take for instance Constance Stearns-Montgomery — the very first murder victim in the debut novel, STRANGLED BY SILK.  She changed her horsey, tweedy image for glamorously filmy chiffon, trading her solid and sturdy stance for carefree and flirty, at least until everything went terribly, terribly wrong.  At least she died looking fabulous.

Bolts of fabric, buttons and bows can create terrific window dressing, but it’s the glint in the eye, swivel of the hip, and swing in the sashay that take a flat garment to a voluptuous dimension.  Two women of the same build could wear the same dress cut the same way, but the ownership and confidence of the body and mind held within the seams makes all the difference in the world.  So remember ladies, the most important thing you can put on when getting ready to face your adoring public is the kick in your step that you get from just being you!

Toodles,

Barbara Jean

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About Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50's, early 60's, known as The Poppy Cove Mysteries.
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