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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 I've conjured...

Shedding

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...

Tourist Mode

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...

Making My Way

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 Shifting Nature of Reality

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...

Realness: A Digestive Essential

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...

Grateful

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...

Earth Tones

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!

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

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...

On the Fence

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”

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....

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