Tag Archives: Fashion

July 22

Aren’t You Hot in That?

Originally posted on The Curious Archaeologist:
It’s a cold wet Sunday (12 degrees outside, in late July!) so I was doing what people have been doing in England (on cold wet Sundays) for more than 250 years, reading about a somewhere warmer. In my case reading Lady Nugent’s Journal of her Residence in Jamaica from…

December 19

The Incomparable Tom Ford

I have a love / hate relationship with Tom Ford. His style is only surpassed by his ego. Ford epitomizes glamor, sophistication, sexual seduction to fashion. He was born Thomas Carlyle “Tom” Ford. He gained fame with the turnaround of Gucci and creation of Tom Ford label before directing the film, “A Single Man.” Tom Ford […]

December 16


Madonna sang about it. Andrea “Andy” Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada took on the streets of New York listening to it. And Rolling Stone ranked it as #28 of the best music videos of all time. Vogue. This is the “Putting on the Ritz” of my generation. The song has inspired creative people to unleash their attitude and express themselves against […]

December 07


You cannot discuss fashion in the 1970’s without using the word Halston. The decade belonged to the designer. He put America on the fashion map. He stretched and manipulated perceptions, conception, and tested. Icons Liza Minnelli, Elizabeth Taylor, Martha Graham, Bianca Jagger and Candice Bergen introduced his collection. Warhol referred to the man as ”the art form of the 70’s.” […]

November 30

Fashion as a Second Skin

J.W. Anderson, Carine Roitfeld, Tom Ford, Coco Chanel. Through my travels and my time in different cultures, I have come to possess a special appreciation for fashion. I used to think of it as the art of the ridiculous. I also saw ready-to-wear clothes as the art of conformity. Then I watched 16 hours of fashion […]

Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model.

via TED.com. Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model. Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this talk, she looks at the industry that made her look highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. “Saying that you want to be […]