Category: Zine

international fashion



“When people say they’re making clothes to empower women, it’s not the clothes that are empowering women. You need to find the empowerment in yourself first.” –Eftychia Karamolegkou

If you’re into suits, menswear, androgyny, or just amazing tailoring, check out this Greek designer’s work.



I like mixing my passion for fashion with both my interest in different cultures and even the current political landscape.

So when I stumbled upon the brand Lake Studio, based in Kiev, I was intrigued.



to Flanagan


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To exult with style and poise after winning big:  rejoice



perfect imperfections


‘Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections’

-John Legend

I admit to a real fondness for this corny little John Legend song, All of Me. I can’t help humming to it when it comes on in a random store, in anywhere USA. I like both John and his wife, Chrissy Teigen. If you haven’t checked out her tweets, you should. They’re smart, funny, and well woke.

We’ve talked about it before, this need for women to assume an appearance of perfection in all things, and how stressful and trying that is.

I follow change though, and the “got to be perfect” mindset in the feminine psyche is rapidly changing. 

I think the recent “call outs” of men who have, in many cases, been abusing women for years, is a sign of the change.



texture of life



I’ve been thinking about how important texture is lately, the texture of life. Too much texture though and things can become overwhelming. The streets of New York are nothing if not textured, literally and figuratively this city is a place of extreme texture.

I had to get out to air my brain yesterday, so I went downtown, and I actually found something flat there. The terror attack had flattened things out. It was like everything and everyone had taken a step back to regroup. “We’ll be New York strong tomorrow,” the streets were saying.

Wooly Bear


After writing yesterday’s post on fur, I found this wooly bear of a faux fur jacket from Need Supply, the price is right, and it’s not sold out.