Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's All About the Dress

Fashion designer and author Vicky Tiel just can't stop her creative impulses.  At a book party this week at the Palisades home of Sandi Hoffman she signed every book with a signature dress.

The "It's All About the Dress: What I Learned in 40 Years about Men, Women, Sex, and Fashion" author hails from Chevy Chase, Md, and began designing clothes 40 years ago.  She got her first lesson about life and men from her dad.

“Better to earn your own money and pay for all your own shoes.” he warned me.  “Better yet, buy the car you want, the home you what.  Don’t ever ask or beg.  Men hate women who beg for shoes.”

Tiel is perhaps the only American to have operated her own fashion design business in Paris over this time, lasting longer than many of her French contemporaries.