Friday, October 01, 1999


* Proper Dress Required (pra'-per 'dres re- 'kwird) adj 1. Articles of clothing appropriate for an event, dependent on setting, time, hostesses wishes. 2. For classic cocktail parties a) anything retro and "classic" styled is accepted; b) Women can't go wrong in a beautiful cocktail party dress (style dependent on personal tastes); c) men will be sure to be accepted if attired in a suit; dress pants and shirt (and tie) are also acceptable. 3. Ribbons and bows, or spats and a boutonniere spruce up any old outfit with a splash of color and pizzazz. 4. For women: Pashima scarves, anything Chanel or Hermes; For men: Guerlain's Vetiver, anything Burburry's or Brooks Brothers ant. Flannels, jeans, sneakers, shredded items, wrinkled items, workout wear.