Daily Archives: April 22, 2011


I wouldn’t say I’m a fashion nightmare though my mother might have argued otherwise. In spite of charm school and teen modeling classes I wore heels only under protest and kept makeup as far as possible from my face. Even so, I know to dress respectably for work and conferences, and my wardrobe includes apparel for most events.
None of this prepared me for modern fashion.  It took Stephanie Plum to introduce me to Doc Martens since my small collection of shoes consisted of one pair of wedge heels, two pairs of sandals, and 5-6 pairs of running shoes of one sort or another.  The only boots ever on my feet were for riding horses or walking in snow.  People actually paid THAT MUCH for boots just to tromp around town?
Needless to say, my characters don’t dress in designer labels.  For the most part, bless their hearts, they don’t know much about designer labels. When I put them into nice clothes, they choose a nice design and not a name brand.  None of which prepared me for the clothes my people would need if they ever went to an upscale club, or maybe visited with the local Queene of the Fay.
Fortunately Martha Doster saved the day, the same as she saved my complexion last year.  Martha had a lotions and potions shop in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque for years.  When circumstances led her to close the brick and mortar store and go virtual (http://www.marthasbodybueno.com) she ended up just two rooms away from my office.  One look at my poor face and hands and she took me under her wing. I’m going to have her answer some questions about how we can have conference worthy complexions even when we don’t spend hours on face care for a future blog.  Oh, and for those who have never been into an adult toy store, Martha’s adult section will show you enough to use in your books while sparing your personal blushes.
Getting back to fashion, Martha still receives catalogs from her suppliers.  One day Leg Avenue’s catalog came in.  Their website is: http://www.lingeriediva.com/leg-avenue, I recommend NOT opening this at work or around your youngsters.  What an eye opener for me – so that’s what “other women” wear under their suits.  Whudda thunk it? And don’t miss the sexy costumes section, it’s inspirational for your good girl trying to go bad stories.


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