Category: Zine

wednesday, houndstooth and herringbone

Houndstooth and Herringbone


I love the terms houndstooth and herringbone, they’re such homey names. I can imagine some Irish tailor of old: “we’ll call that one herringbone, had herring for breakfast, and that one there looks just like my dog’s teeth!”

And once you get those animal references, you won’t mix herringbone and houndstooth up.

Yesterday, I said that it was a good thing that plaid, herringbone, and houndstooth were trending, again. They’re classic, and they always come back. And even though I’m equally into new and innovative fashion, I also appreciate the old stuff. 

If you’re interested in slower fashion consumption and your new to vintage, this would be the time to try your hand at both. 

During the Fall…



tuesday, mr. president



Plaid, houndstooth, and herringbone is in, and that’s a good thing. 

They’re classics for a reason. A good blazer made of any of them will last a lifetime and longer. However, there’s sometimes confusion about which is which, especially the houndstooth and the herringbone. 

Plaid, is probably the most familiar, it’s basically squares. The squares can be large or small, a uniform size or not. One of the “classic plaids,” is tartan. 


This is black watch tartan, and it’s one of my favorites because it has a lot of black in it, of course. I think a kilt style, pleated skirt with this would be heaven. Here’s a brief description of what tartan is from Wikipedia, because I didn’t trust…


monday, awash in pink



I have never liked pink, in fact I’ve had an inexplicable aversion to it. It was like all pink was Pepto Bismol pink, but I needed it, and I knew things would feel better after I took it, but I didn’t want to. 

I thought pink was for babies and old ladies

I don’t know if it’s technology creating more varied pinks, or my eyesight, but I’m crazy attracted to pink this season. These roses were on display at the Mansur Gavriel store in Soho, a store washed in very pretty shades of pink.

Mansur Gavriel makes the most wonderful shoes and bags, but it’s the mules I love.



Believe me when I tell you that this picture does not do the shoe justice. Every stitch, every little nail of his shoes is absolutely perfect…


thursday, we are all hilary clinton

She’s Still Got It

Naina Redhu

Maye Musk, just the smiles on the faces of the people in the front row at NYFW seem to say it all. This is one spectacular woman! So I was really pissed off when someone wrote, “she’s still got it.” 

Excuse me, but WTF? She’s still got it?

She’s got it like she always had it. She’s got it more now, than she ever did. She’s got it like lots of others have got it. Of course she’s got it!