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...

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...