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Miss Pinkie Shears

Dear Miss Shears,
What do you think about the new fur? I'd love to hear some of your observations on the current state of things.
--Barbara Ann Davis

Dear BAD,
The resurgence of fur in couture circles is simply embarrassing. Furnaces, polypropylene and the Mercedes heated driver seats have made it as irrelevant as the belted sanitary napkin.

Dear Pinkie Shears,
All the fashion spreads seem to be giving the names of the models in the credits nowadays, and I'm sure that some of them will be really important to know. But there are so many! Do you have any idea for a filing system or something to help me sort them all out? Like how would I file models with one name versus models with two names?
--A model archivist

Dear Archie,
It is completely ridiculous for magazines to provide the reader with the name of the model "wearing Dior on the opposite page." Anyone who should care knows the model personally. Everyone else should use that cerebral space to remember not to litter. Not littering is important.

Dear Pinkie,
How do you clean suede?
--Pepe, Alamo Square

Dear Pepe
Although it may seem hard to believe, I swear by my great-grandmother's secret formula: ground chuck and a toothbrush. (She found that straight suet left excess residue.) The fat from the meat is excellent for lubricating the suede grain and for separating stains from the surface of the material. The toothbrush helps to work the beef thoroughly into the suede nap. Should this method fail, throw the garment away--you can't get grease like that out of suede!

Confidential to "The Mayor"
--Never let anyone convince you that brown satin pillows on a black leather couch are IT. There is no exception.


In need of advice? Send all queries and comments to Miss Pinkie Shears at San Francisco Metropolitan, 1776A 18th St, San Francisco, 94107. Miss Shears cannot be reached by phone.

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From the November 16-29, 1998 issue of the Metropolitan.

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