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...

Weekend Fashion Bibliography

JEWELRY DESIGNER MARIPOL ON FIORUCCI, GRACE JONES, AND MADONNA TILDA SWINTON ON HER MULTIFACETED PERFORMANCE AND THE NATURE OF HORROR COS COLLABORATED WITH THE DIA ART FOUNDATION TO CREATE AN ART-INSPIRED CAPSULE COLLECTION PAT MCGRATH AND THE MET DROP ANOTHER COLLAB...

On the Fence

I have been thinking this week about how much black and white thinking is becoming the hallmark of many of our current conversations, including those occurring in the world of fashion, the wrist I touch to take the pulse of society. I decided to post a photo of me...

Recovering “Rightness”

Lately I have been having some difficulty finding something to wear. I know that sounds ridiculous as I have several racks of clothing in my home and packages come at least once a week. Usually there is a seamless coherence between who I am and what I decide to wear....

Pleasure Principle

Because I am thinking about the issue of “retirement” (oh that word!!!!), I have been thinking about risk. I think about leaving a societally sanctioned, predicable and low-risk environment to enter into a space that is yet defined and actually controversial.  I also...

Under the Radar: Part 1

I have had some very interesting experiences during NYFW which I want to reflect on more and then of course do some writing about them. In the meantime I have been doing a series on my Instagram Stories about some of the moments I had that were, “Under the...

Cultural Expression

Well it is that time of year again, Fashion Month and New York kicks it off as always. For those who can't attend, click on the photo and see what inspired the New York Designers this year.  

A Coherent Approach For An Engaged Woman

When you are someone who is always seeking to learn, have new experiences and evolve, your life becomes very busy. Add on caregiving, maintaining relationships, beginning or managing careers (or inventing new ones), it is a modern challenge to find the...

Weekend Fashion Bibliography

Calling a Rose a Rose: Interview With Jo Malone A Historic Look Into Coco Chanel's Home The White Story Milla Jovavich Recites "Phenomenal Woman" Unravel the Meaning: Ejing Zhang Why Makeup Should Be Fun

Cultural Expression

dapperQ Presents Dress Code This runway show at The Brooklyn Museum examines clothing as a coded language and one of the first visible markers of our identities, inviting you to consider the way garments uphold or challenge rigid stereotypes about gender.

A Cultural R(evolution)

“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes” — diana Vreeland This week, four years ago, I wrote my first post. I was...

Weekend Fashion Bibliography

Gestures of Cloth Sustainable Denim The Only Suit You Could Be Wearing Fashion Film Update Your Workwear Wardrobe What Does An Artist Wear?