Tag Archives: Alexander McQueen

at the heart of british style

London calling  Reposting “At The Heart Of British Style” again because it’s London Fashion Week! And I’m thinking about tweed even though I’m sitting in New York, half-naked, in 80 degree heat in September. And I just love the word “twee.”  Stella McCarthy This post was written by my friend, Esther, from Style & Conversation. Esther lives […]

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diversity in fashion

Diversity in Fashion After taking two trains, trekking through a neighborhood that would have scared a wimpy woman, and waiting for an hour and a half, I was sitting at the Brooklyn Fashion Week fashion show. Here are some observations I made about that event.  Diversity is happening. In case you haven’t noticed, (where have […]

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wednesday ted talks

Ted Talks If you click on this link, you can see Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks, giving a Ted Talk at the Library of Congress. If you don’t, you’re misssing out on something really good.  Tartan I don’t know if I would ever feel comfortable wearing tartan, but when I look at these Rei Kawakubo pieces, […]

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cultural appropriation, yes or no?

Perennial concerns about cultural appropriation seem to be heightened in today’s political climate. I often think we might be focused on the semantics too much and too little on the intentions or the artistic expression. If one takes some aspect of a culture that is not one’s own, simply to exploit by appropriating, that’s shameful. But… Intelligent people have always appropriated. […]

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