Meryl Gordon, Author Of Bunny Mellon: The Life Of An American Style Legend Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Meryl Gordon-Bunny Mellon A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion. Bunny Mellon, who died in 2014 at age 103, was press-shy during her lifetime. With the co-operation of Bunny Mellon's family, author Meryl Gordon received access to thousands of pages of her letters, diaries and appointment calendars and has interviewed more than 175 people to capture the spirit of this talented American original.

The Lost Art Of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish By Linda Przbyszewski chats with Dr. Alvin

Linda Przybyszewski Click Here To Listen As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply, we lack the fashion know-how we need to dress professionally and flatteringly. As historian and expert dressmaker Linda Przybyszewski reveals in The Lost Art of Dress, it wasn’t always like this. In the first half of the twentieth century, a remarkable group of women—the so-called Dress Doctors—taught American women how to stretch each yard of fabric and dress well on a budget. Knowledge not money, they insisted, is the [...]

New York Jackie By Bridget Watson Payne chats with Dr. Alvin

Bridget Watson Payne Click Here To Listen As familiar as we are with images of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the charming former first lady, fewer know the dynamic woman who called New York City home. Shortly after JFK's assassination in 1964, Jackie moved to Manhattan and lived there for the next three decades. This intimate collection of photographs celebrates her life in the city as a mother, book editor, style icon, and most of all, a New Yorker. Eating ice cream with her kids on Fifth Avenue, working with authors at Doubleday Books, riding her bike through Central Park—these images capture the real-life joy, creative passion, and effortless grace of New York Jackie.

What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons From The Remarkable Life Of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis By Tina Santi Flaherty chats with Dr. Alvin

Tina Santi Flaherty Click Here To Listen She was a woman of confidence and passion who drew on a remarkable wealth of self-knowledge and a sense of purpose to cope with extraordinary public demands and overwhelming private needs. What Jackie Taught Us offers insights from the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis about how to live with poise, grace, and zest, including wisdom about image and style, courage and vision, men, marriage, and motherhood. This Commemorative Edition features contributions from notable individuals amplifying the ways in which Jackie’s life has influenced them—and society at large—over the past several decades.

The Pink Suit by Nicole Mary Kelby chats with Dr. Alvin

Nicole Mary Kelby Click Here To Listen A novel based on the true story behind Jacqueline Kennedy's iconic pink suit. On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas, dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit that was his favorite. Much of her wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon, where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfits. While the two women never met, Kate knew every tuck and pleat of the First Lady's polished, perfect image. When the pink suit Kate created becomes iconic for all the wrong reasons, her already fragile world--divided between [...]