One reason I love writing for this age group is because I fancy we're a little smarter, a little more savvy, a little quicker to "get it" — would you agree? That's why carrying a handbag steeped in the history of a woman you admire can be so much more than just a purse.
"The latest fashion . . . is absolutely necessary for a painting. It's what matters most," according to French Impressionist painter Édouard Manet. The new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit "Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity" breathes life into the folds of the fabric and sets the stage for when Paris became the fashion capitol the world through an Impressionist's paintbrush.