One Too Many Mint Juleps

This is an excerpt from Eleanor Wells in Tales of Endearment, Modern Vintage Lovers and Their Extraordinary Wardrobes Growing up on an old farm in Louisville, Kentucky, “the friendliest place on earth”, Eleanor spent most Sundays after church at the… READ MORE

March 20, 2018

Sasha, Tanya and the Rest

This week’s book excerpt is from Sasha Spielberg’s story. Someone had told me about her love of vintage, and I started to follow her on Instagram just to make sure she was the real deal. I was in for a treat!… READ MORE

January 3, 2018 / 1 Comment


Over the next few months I will be posting excerpts from my book, Tales of Endearment – Modern Vintage Lovers and Their Extraordinary Wardrobes. First up, photographed just a few days before Christmas last year, is Abigail Spencer, actress, fire… READ MORE

December 22, 2017

Beds, Booze and Books

It’s here!! The book is officially out, TODAY! To all my incredible Muses, on the blog and in the book, thank you! I have photographed over 300 of you since I started Tales of Endearment in 2010. You are all unique and… READ MORE

November 21, 2017

It’s Cousin Elvy

We must be related, she believes. I mean, if you pronounced Joos in the Flemish language, the way my fellow countrymen do, it would sound just like Yost, minus the T. And Elvy allegedly has Dutch and German roots so it’s entirely… READ MORE

October 31, 2017 / 2 Comments

Tales of Endearment is a book!

There weren’t many style blogs out there in 2010. In fact, the fashion landscape was quite grim. The economic crisis had put an alarming halt on frivolous spending and the industry’s notables tread with cushioned caution. I was jobless –… READ MORE

August 31, 2017 / 11 Comments

A Girl is a Gun

Shelly’s parties are notorious in Venice. The overwhelming consensus usually supports an exasperating infatuation with the indulgent amount of male eye candy, the magnificent human spill into the parking lot behind the building, and the fact that no one ever gets arrested. Most commonly… READ MORE

May 12, 2016 / 7 Comments

Class With a Bit of Dash and Never Trash

A lot has been said and written about Lynn Wyatt. She’s 80 after all, and (still!) leading a more-than-public life as a flashy Houstonian Socialite. Some call her La Lynn, because “with all due respect to Beyonce, it could be… READ MORE

February 23, 2016 / 1 Comment