{Street-Spotted} Kathy McPherson

“I think I should have been in my 50s in the 1950’s,” says FOF Kathy McPherson. “I love that look!” Fittingly, next spring for her daughter’s wedding, she will wear a custom dress made from a 1957 Vogue pattern. FOF spotted her on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in an eye-popping blue Chloé blouse and relaxed black pants.

Where do you live? I live in Pinehurst, North Carolina, known as the “Home of American Golf.”

What are you doing in NYC? I’m visiting my daughter and helping her with wedding planning, shopping for bridesmaids dresses and helping her register.

Do you have any passion projects? We’ve been designing and building our dream home for over a year.  It looks as if it could have been built in 1895 but has all the modern amenities of today.  And, my absolute favorite day of each month is my book club meeting.  We’re called “Novel Women” and we discuss each book with such compassion.

How would you define your style? I’d define my style as classic, timeless and a little vintage.

What a great watch! Any story behind it? My husband, Tom gave me my Tag watch for Christmas in 1984.  It pre-dates my daughter who was born in 1985 and I wear it 24/7.  I’d feel lost without it.

Who are your favorite designers? If money were no object, I’d choose Oscar de la Renta for most special occasions.  I especially like the lines of Teri Jon and Kay Unger (and am happy to have dresses in my closet by these designers).

What inspires your style? No one inspires “style” more than the late Grace Kelly.  I loved her clothes, her pearls, and her elegance.  As far as my hair style, it’s a “flip” straight out of the 60’s.

What are you most proud of? The thing I’m most proud of is being married to the same wonderful man for 35 years, having 2 fantastic and talented children, and an amazing 6 week-old grandson.  Life is good.

On Kathy:
BlouseSee by Chloé
PurseKate Spade
WatchTag Heuer (26 years ago)
SunglassesRobert Marc

Images by Katherine McPherson for faboverfifty.com
Vogue sketch via Vogue Patterns

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7 Responses to “{Street-Spotted} Kathy McPherson”

  1. Leslie says:

    I love this feature. Please post more!

  2. Kristi Jones says:

    Kathy looks like a fun and happy person. She has great style and I love the look of her dress for her daughters wedding!!!

  3. Lin says:

    How perfectly put together! She looks fab. LOVE the Vogue pattern for MOB dress, such an imaginative answer to what to wear. Great sense of style and joy of life, Kathy is an inspiration to us all.

  4. Kristie Wolferman says:

    I will verify that Kathy looks Fab over Fifty, having seen her yesterday at bookclub.

    • Dumitru says:

      Thanks for the info. Jessie. I thought that might be where the plans had come from. I septtod that table a couple of weeks ago when I was searching her site. And if you have a chance I would love more details on the wood/stain.Thanks again!

  5. Katherine from FabOverFifty says:

    Hi Cynthia–I couldn’t agree more! I love the idea of seeing that custom dress. Thanks for reading!

  6. Cynthia says:

    I enjoyed reading this profile. Kathy looks like an inspiring person, full of life and joy – in addition to being a sharp dresser! Her love of life shows in how well she puts herself together. Bravo! Would love to see that custom dress – a follow up?


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