713 posts categorized "Art & Culture"

Food For Thought.

Oct 05 2015


It's fashion week here in Paris and outside virtually every show venue is the usual circus of attendees, bodyguards, drivers, celebrities and street style bloggers, the latter either seeking to photograph or be photographed.

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Fashion As An Expression Of Individuality: Take 5.

Sep 30 2015

Same Glasses

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Thank You Cathy Horyn.

Sep 23 2015


This passage from the former New York Times fashion critic's review of Kanye West's latest fashion offering nearly brought tears to my eyes for its brutal honesty:

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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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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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I Salute You Misty Copeland.

Jul 01 2015


I greeted yesterday's news that Misty Copeland had been promoted to principal dancer by the American Ballet Theater with utter elation.

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