Tourist Mode

Last week the big event in New York City was the opening of Hudson Yards. Called a "dystopian playground" for the rich by some observers, it opened to mixed reviews. It is a 25 billion dollar proposition and the largest urban real estate complex built since...

Case Studies

Photo Courtesy Schön! Magazine "Fashion is a reflection and a projection" - Tim Blanks  As you know I always like to return to Fashion Month when it is over. Though I skim collections and see the flashing videos on Instagram or even sometimes attend myself, it just...

Werking With Gurls

I've written before about the experience of having my two worlds collide: being someone who has worked in the service of social welfare and now interested in fashion, representation and the productive use of technology. My definition of social welfare is an...

My Coat(s) and Being Me

I receive countless comments from my followers across all my social media about how much they admire me just being myself. Somehow this seems very courageous to people. I find that shocking and not shocking. Being yourself and finding ways to express that in how you...

Making My Way

It has been a very busy, yet exciting time. I have been in a commercial, it has been NYFW, and I am putting the finishing touches on my book proposal. And you know the usual...teaching, living, spoiling my granddaughter and cooking soup. The ordinary still continues...

The Importance of Your Signature: Earrings

Some of you may have noticed I have been changing my color palette this autumn and winter. As I wrote in a previous post, the earthy brown and rust tones somehow are making me feel more grounded. The pinks are softening my hard edges left over from last...

The Shifting Nature of Reality

The photo I chose to post today, which is in contrast to the last one I posted on Instagram, is about what I am thinking of as retro-reality. In this photo I have my two feet firmly planted on the ground, I am sitting in front of an actual brick and mortar retail...

Weekend Fashion Bibliography

2019 Fashion and Sustainability Watershed Year How to Cleanse Your Wardrobe for The Year Ahead Editorial: Ode to an Intern Turning A Myth Into A Space Future of The Workplace: What Does It Mean to Work How To Know When You Are Truly Happy

New Year: Best Version of the Imperfect You

Right now I feel swamped by the flood of content that starts with the assumption that we have to make a whole lot of changes during 2019. I am a fan of change, don’t get me wrong, but how about we take a moment with the idea that maybe we, just as we are...

Realness: A Digestive Essential

Photo: Michael Paniccia I know it’s been a long hiatus since I posted. Some of it has been the holidays, some of it as always is having lots going on. But more of it probably is that I feel I have reached a saturation point. I am satiated with constant, fast and ever...

Social Working

The name of the designers of this colorful and fabulously oversized vest I am wearing is Social Work. On their about page, the brand represents itself as “A Collective Culture Across Hybrid Practices” . They actualize this idea through the mission of the brand: “With...

Iconic NYC: Holiday Shopping at Rockefeller Center

Whenever I want to get into the holiday spirit the first place I go in NYC, even before the store windows, is Rockefeller Center  I love walking into the space and seeing people ice-skating and of course the famous tree. There is always music and bells and...

Grateful

I must confess I have been a little uninspired lately.  It has become my daily habit to review a number of  fashion oriented web platforms for the purpose of staying in touch, finding interesting articles for my fashion bibliography and well frankly to get...

Weekend Fashion Bibliography

Carcel: The Danish Brand Empowering Incarcerated Women Loewe: Architectural Inspiration Scribbles Autumn's Enlightening Answer to the White Shirt Rodarte: First Fashion Label to be Exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts Embrace the Many Festivals of...

Earth Tones

As many of you might have noticed, I have been pretty obsessed with wearing earth tones lately. My life has been flying high (both literally and figuratively) traveling the last two weekends, first to London and then to Florida for a social work conference. Early...

Throwing Up My Hands!

I have been neglectful of this my most favorite platform: my blog. My Dean pulled me for an impromptu and very quick trip to London, my two online classes finished and needed to be graded, and I have a deadline I set for myself to finish my book proposal. This coming...

Story in a Bottle

I have always been a very dramatic, as in performative, kind of person. My nickname as a child, bestowed by my father, was Sarah Bernhardt. Always living in worlds far away from the one I actually lived in, books at that time were the way I became a global citizen. It...

Designer Wednesday: Rescuing a Hummingbird

Sometimes it feels as if we are all hummingbirds; our wings are beating so fast they become blurred.  What we can learn from the hummingbird is that when you are constantly moving you are also depleting your energy. In order to keep living a hummingbird must find a...