Ambivalently Yours

A very smart and creative person has an account on Instagram that I follow called Ambivalently Yours, @ambivalentlyyours. Anonymously this person explores the notion of ambivalence through various means including drawings, writing, video, notes left in public spaces,...

A Tale of Two Innovations

I know it's been a while but I've been deeply engaged in my "Whatnowness". Setting up a healthy routine, constructing a gentle work life and doing research and reading to help me understand what happened to me so it does not happen again.  If I look back at photos...

Summer Hours

I know my posts have been sporadic lately and for those who like consistency, my apologies. I've actually been trying to figure out what to do with my summer and how that relates to the work I produce. I'm not sure if you know of a magazine called, Monocle, but if you...

Opening an Eye

I've been luxuriating in the delicious world of "What Nowness?". At times short bursts of anxiety come into my head like little meteor showers but I've been managing to let them pass and not get caught up in them. They are merely debris from the past I remind myself...

What I’m Reading and What I Think About It: Rules

I read a very interesting article the other day on The Cut, A Guide to Intuitive Eating. I suppose I should state upfront what constitutes "an interesting article" for me. It's simply something written in a way that it makes me think of something I think I know in a...

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

There are still some things keeping me in the city, but I must say I am enjoying myself because of the simple gift of time. I/'ve been photographing, writing and otherwise documenting my process of "What Nowness?" Things that bothered me before have become merely a...

What’s In-Between

Part of my living in the state of "whatnowness?" is getting back into the world and moving through it at a slower pace. These days I will often have my phone or camera in hand taking photos of what inspires me or moves me in some way. When I look through Instagram now...

What Nowness?

My new life after academia is beginning slowly. I am first doing some self-care using the occasion of receiving a new Apple Watch as a structure to do so. Capitalizing on my propensity to be competitive with myself I have now met my meditation, exercise and sleep...

Elements of Inspiration: Matthildur

I was so moved by all of the responses to last week's post and feel inspired to continue our reinvention journey together. Of course, for me, every journey needs a wardrobe. One of the most inspiring and life-giving experiences I had over the last year was going to...

Headed Out: Destination Unknown

As you know I have not been engaging as much as I was. Some of that is due to the end of the semester and closing one chapter for another. Some of it has been spending a great deal of time on something that has just proved to be frustrating and stressful. Perhaps that...

Shedding

Like everyone else I’m tired of winter, being bundled up and dressing in layers. It’s time to take some of them off. Whether it is those one or two pounds that you need to keep you warm or heavier makeup because you’re so pale; extra highlighter you need to make your...

Two Looks, Two Budgets, One Style

I have been thinking lately of what we might mean by the word style. I sometimes get comments on all my platforms saying that anyone can be stylish if they wear expensive clothes. In a comment like that style and monetary value is conflated and I suppose it might come...

The Language of Clothes

Maybe as a reaction to last week's excursion into a strange, new and unfamiliar world, this week I wanted to wear something that had a more historic feel and find a building that has some vestiges of its age. All week I experienced a lingering melancholy. Sometimes...

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...