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Pleasure Principle

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...

Cultural Expression

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 Cultural R(evolution)

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...

A Garment+DNA=Thoughts About Who I Am

A Garment+DNA=Thoughts About Who I Am

As part of cleaning up my “hot mess”,  I have followed through and just completed 3 out of my five overdue doctors appointments. I have been very lucky with finding some wonderful women primary care docs but they always seem to move up to the suburbs to be closer to...

Chasing the Sun.

Chasing the Sun.

Last night Calvin and I had the best time shooting. We began very late, around 7:00 PM, and began to chase the sun as it traveled west, getting ready to set. It presented us with a creative challenge and I realized those are the moments when something really quite...

Inspiration: Take offs and Landings

Inspiration: Take offs and Landings

Shirt: Mango, Jeans: Jbrand, Shoes: Tibi, Earrings: Dinosaur Designs, Sunglasses: Ferragamo Perhaps it is because I have been doing so much traveling, but my styling inspirations have veered between two poles: light where I feel as though I am flying up into the sky...

Sometimes In The Presence Of, You Find the Absence

Sometimes In The Presence Of, You Find the Absence

Last Friday, late at night as I was packing yet again, I found myself crying and just not wanting to leave home. It stemmed from being overtired and a really busy schedule the month before. Now after the trip I was so teary about is over, I am so happy I went. I flew...

Inspire Me Tender

Inspire Me Tender

Photo by: Rachel Hopkins @rachel_hopkinshair “I always wanted to project my woman as a little fragile, someone who is not that confident and might be struggling.” — Rok Kwang Creative Director Rokh In the most recent bibliography I posted a link to a feature about a...

Transparency

Transparency

Recently there was a cover on British Vogue that was much applauded for making history because it included a diverse group of models.  Finally, the many articles proclaimed, diverse women are being recognized on the covers of high fashion magazines.  “To me they...

Navel Gazing

Navel Gazing

I feel like I need to begin this post with an apology for my neglect. So many of you took the time and wrote such encouraging and inspiring comments in response to my last post, I thank you. For the first time since I have started this blog I have missed several...

A Life of Letters

A Life of Letters

I have spent the entire month of shedding ending up having more work and the only shedding that has been on mind is how I might “shed” academia. I have been filled with ambivalence about that decision even though it is clear to me that something must give if I am to...

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