We have been investing in the stock market for over thirty years.
Our portfolio is diversified. We hold individual stocks, CDs, bonds, and an array of mutual funds. Our biggest holding is Apple which we started buying back in 1990.
Our philosophy has been to invest in solid, brand-name companies that manufacture products we understand. A few of the companies we own are: Boeing, Baxter, Caterpillar, Disney, Google, Amazon, Chevron, Pfizer, UPS, Eli Lilly, Burberry, Hermes, Tiffany, and Elbit.
Seraphic Secret likes to check out the latest fashions, scouting for beautiful but modest clothing. We don’t believe that women have to reveal acres of flesh in order to appear and feel attractive. In fact, the opposite. The more chaste the surface, the more mystery and depth.
This season, it’s kind of obvious that designers have been marinating in Hollywood movies. Everywhere we see ladylike silhouettes that bring to mind the irreverant slink of Jean Harlow, the confident stride of Carole Lombard, and the animal heat of Marlene Dietrich. Also making spectral appearances are Hitchcock’s tailored blondes: Tippi Hedrin, Kim Novak and Eva Marie Saint.
We’re delighted to report that scores of design houses are featuring elbow length leather gloves, a sure sign that those who make fashion are determined to revive the classic look of the proper and elegant lady who sweeps into a room—think Loretta Young—then tugs off her gloves a finger at a time before sitting down to tea.
As always we refuse to feature pants suits. They are never feminine, rarely flattering, and fall into that black hole of fashion inhabited by sad sights such as Hillary Clinton.
Here are a few looks that made us sit up say “Mazal Tov.”
In 1956 while pregnant with Caroline, Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco was photographed in New York City by Life Magazine carrying a black crocodile Hermes bag, which she used to cover her pregnancy. After this picture was published the bag became a fashion hit and was renamed the Kelly bag.
A woman’s handbag is more than a place to dump the oh-so-necessary tools of everyday life. For Grace Kelly her bag was momentarily a shield. For most women it is a highly personal world that contains secrets which the male of the species cannot begin to imagine.
As a fashion item, the woman’s handbag, in its multiple guises—satchel, shoulder, hobo, tote, clutch and evening bag—allows the woman to project personality and status in one easy glance. There is no better way of accessorizing an outfit than with a handbag.
For Spring 2012, the best designs are simple classic forms, highly structured with minimal adornment. For the devoted bag lady, here are Seraphic Secret’s picks for Spring.
Freud famously queried: What do women want?
Poor Sigmund, he was so wrapped up in his theories (and cocaine) that he was incapable of looking at flesh and blood women and seeing the obvious: Women want shoes and handbags. Usually, but not exclusively, in that order.
Here are a few of the latest fashion offerings in handbags that, in our opinion, are as good, if not better, than the clothing they accessorized.