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Benicia Library’s 25th Anniversary Triggers Fashion Memories

Benicia’s remarkable Library sends Christina Strawbridge down 90’s fashion memory lane for its ongoing 25th anniversary, channeling with famous supermodels, grunge, jumpsuits and more.

Racetracks and Designer Headwear A Winning Combo

Benicia’s Christina Strawbridge shares her family’s love of thoroughbred horseracing combined with her devotion to fashion.

Men’s Vintage Hawaiian Shirts Make a Comeback Every Decade

Elisa’s Cottage in Benicia carries hundreds of iconic Hawaiian shirts, newer and vintage, and always stylish, for men, women and childrend.

The Fashion Industry Continues to Step Up

Benicia’s Christina Strawbridge describes the involvement by the fashion industry in supporting various causes.

Fashion History Exhibit at MoMA

Benicia’s fashion maven Christina Strawbridge shares her impressions of the exhibit, Items: Is Fashion Modern? finishing it’s run at MoMA in New York. With it’s vast array of items juxtaposed in unusual groupings it offered a stimulating picture of fashion through the ages.

Elizabeth Arden & Helena Rubenstein Rise to Power

After seeing the Broadway musical “War Paint,” where two strong women created global empires in the 20th century, Christina Strawbridge recalls her mom’s and sister’s foray into the beauty industry.

Musings on the Summer of Love & its Idealistic Goals

After visiting the de Young Museum’s exhibit, The Summer of Love Experience on the50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, Christina Strawbridge has a new appreciation of a movement that changed the world.

Annual Fashion Weekend Returns in September

Once again, Project Runway designers and professional models will descend on Benicia to participate in the wildly popular Benicia Fashion Runway Weekend, drawing crowds from across the Bay Area.

The Individualist Woman’s Style Aesthetic

Spring fashion’s trend reports show that women’s style can be interpreted based on individual experiences, lifestyle and personality and categorized into specific looks.

Musings on Baby Boomer Culture

Christina Strawbridge’s perceptions on being part of the Me generation, grappling with retirement and keeping a positive attitude.