Platinum Elegance

On my trip back home to San Diego I met up with Lubi who you may remember from previous posts featuiring her fantastic style. I originallty met Lubi at the New Museum while she was visiting her daughter in New York and we have kept in touch ever since. Lubi infuses her life with art and fashion. As part of my gathering stories about “Going Silver” I asked Lubi to write a few words about her relationship to fashion and letting her hair go silver. This is what she had to say:

“Fashion often revolves around feeling “IN”, being safe and going along with the crowd. Well, not for me!. I was never fearful of being extraordinarily different. I was, as well, never ignored for my fashion style. For some reason, I was (I am) more considered different and somewhat mysterious than ignored. I might have been lost in my own fashion world. However, I was never unaware of what was being “IN” in the fashion industry. Looking through fashion magazines I always see something that might be barely visible to others. This is how I am able to create my own style in fashion. I was never behind on fashion, yet never quite “IN” fashion. Having said that, let’s talk about “ THE silver hair.”

At first, my hair started to develop pale, very blond streaks. These out of the blue pale stripes reminded me of platinum elegance! Nice! Very nice!!! But if you gazed at it thoroughly enough, my hair was getting gray. GRAY!!!!????. Well, some might recognize it as gray hair, age, genetics, stress, etc. I see it differently. I see it simply- SILVER. I see it as PLATINUM ELEGANCE!!!! To others it might represent a sign of age. To me it portrays a photograph of a lady brushed in silver glitter, kissed by California sun, ocean breeze and sea mist. To me, my silver hair is a MYSTERY of all mysteries.
Martin Luther said: “The hair is the richest ornament of a woman”. My portrait is painted silver. For now, I like it. Someday, I might paint it differently. “

I have some more photos to post over the weekend, and I am still collecting stories about silver hair which you can email to Also remember to check the sidebar and email, she is having so much fun hearing from all of you.