Tag Archives: Vivienne Westwood

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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ultra violent

Photography by Maria Ziegelboeck, Courtesy of Vivienne Westwood Ultra Violent When I first mentioned Ultra Violet, the Pantone “color of the year,” I said I preferred the Cabernet, plum, and Merlot colors of seasons past. Is this dress from Vivienne Westwood Ultra Violet? I think so, and although I might not wear it, I like […]

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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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no cheap cotton and smelly linen at NJAL

While the term “slow fashion” and its scarier, more complicated term, “ethical fashion” haven’t yet made it into mainstream vocabulary, the term and the movement is gaining ground. And yet    I sometimes get the impression that people think slow fashion is all about cheap cotton and smelly linen, the kind of clothing you see in food coops […]

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