Mixed Methods: Me and My Hair

Mixed Methods: Me and My Hair

It starts to feel like an obsession. It gets stronger every day. I search for images for just the right look. In the past, I’d scour hair magazines. More recently the internet. I chose a photo to bring to my stylist. The photo represents some new fantasy...
Fitting(s) In, Sensuality and Identity

Fitting(s) In, Sensuality and Identity

It’s been quite a week. I now have the time and inclination to attend many more of the events I’m invited to, now that I’m no longer teaching. I’ve been coming home late which is unusual for me. I’ve also been tongue-tied and stammering...
Narrative Devices

Narrative Devices

So as is my usual course of action, once I get my anger off my chest, usually through the vehicle of a rant (poor Calvin), I generally figure out a pragmatic or creative way to respond. What came to me is that we need to articulate and find ways to represent the inner...
Clothing Relationship Stories: Telling Secrets and a Rant

Clothing Relationship Stories: Telling Secrets and a Rant

I love clever designers, those who can keep secrets that you’ll discover later. Designers who don’t make me think about clothes as if they’re just something else to consume. Designers who when I look at their garments make me feel like I just walked into an art supply...
Clothes and Relationship: What’s Yours?

Clothes and Relationship: What’s Yours?

During the middle of New York Fashion Week, I happened to get a book I had pre-ordered downloaded to my Kindle. Ironically, it was a book about fast fashion. More than just a presentation of statistics which quite frankly after a while you stop paying attention to, it...
Ambivalently Yours

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,...