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11 posts from July 2015

Fashion Crimes: Update.

Jul 31 2015


Good news! The two Moroccan women who were harassed, arrested and detained for wearing mini-skirts have been exonerated.

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Introducing The Bag Formerly Known As A 'Birkin Croco'.

Jul 30 2015

Birkin Croco

Oh dear. Trouble in luxury land.

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Made My Day Madame Secretary.

Jul 27 2015

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Last week, I learned that one of my personal heroes, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, was to make a guest appearance on season two of the CBS drama Madame Secretary. How cool is that?

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U.S. Vogue Brought To You By Pixar?

Jul 23 2015

U.S. Vogue:August 2015:Nicole Kidman

Someone at U.S. Vogue has a twisted notion of what human beings are supposed to look like.

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Finally Friday ...

Jul 10 2015

Sun Hat

It's finally Friday and not a minute too soon either.

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Donna Karan Steps Down.

Jul 09 2015

Donna Karan:1992 In Women We Trust Campaign

I was sad to hear the news that designer Donna Karan would be stepping down as chief designer of the company she founded in 1984. I was even sadder to learn that her main line, Donna Karan New York, is being "suspended" while the lower priced DKNY will live on.

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Fashion Crimes?

Jul 07 2015

Vintage miniskirt 60's

The miniskirt has become so ubiquitous in our culture that it's hard to believe it raises more than an admiring glance or two. Not so in Morocco.

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Fashion As An Expression of Individuality: Take 4.


As my regular readers know well, I like to poke holes in the notion that fashion is an expression of individuality.

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Happy Friday!

Jul 03 2015

Kate Parker

I love this image by photographer Kate Parker for the exuberance and joy it communicates.

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Paris When It Sizzles.

Paris When It Sizzles

Cole Porter sang "I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles". I can't say I share his enthusiasm.

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