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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Carven Crafts the Ultimate Kim Novak in Vertigo Coat

Try not to jump for joy into the San Francisco Bay 

Very Important for Fall: Dires Van Noten Salamander Brooch






Wednesday, February 27, 2013

It Can't All Be Dior Celebrates Three Years!

It Can't All Be Dior is turning three! 

And instead of terrible, it's gonna be hot hot hot! 

But in retrospect let's take a look at some of our favorite "Three Makes it a Trend" posts 

1. He's a Brick... S***house 

Before Solange rocked the Moschino suit in her "Losing You" video

it was just part of a trend we picked up from men's Fall 2012 runways

2. Droppin' Tracks

Holiday 2010 had all kinds of folks 
dropping the ball. 

Well, actually it was more like they 
lights and mics. 

3. T**s Be Out

This trend continues on to this day. Every Winter windows show unfortunate broads (and a few gents) that can't come in from the cold. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Learn a New Way to FLRT with My Latest Piece for EDGE

I had the pleasure of interviewing designer and founder of Urban FLRT, Corey Wesley, and writing about his passion for EDGE on the Net. Make sure to read my piece and check out this New York success story 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

What the Google? Happy Birthday Edward Gorey

The funny thing about fashion and being a writer on the topic of fashion is how intertwined all of this is with the arts, especially illustration. Afterall, no dress makes it on a runway without an initial sketch and if you write like me, quite often an article springs from an a-ha idea dashed off on a cocktail napkin, business card or the back of your hand. 

I bring all this up to justify this one man sonnet on one of my favorite illustrators, Edward Gorey, who would have been 88 today and is the honoree of the Google logo today. 

Gorey's work quite often lived up to his name with gothic but cheeky illustrations of fowl beasts and even fowler play, but all done in a neo-Victorian romance of ink and negative space. 

His work contradicted the old cliche of book cover judgement as his illustrations wined and dined my young eyes into picking up Bram Stoker's Dracula and other tomes scrawled with his rich single images that quite often told the tale in foreshadow. 

But I really fell in love with Gorey through the same filter I did a lot of things in my youth: my grandmother. Not a weekend passed that we didn't sit down together (complete with Constant Comment tea and Chex mix) for PBS' "Mystery"


Dang if I had any idea what was going on after the credits but I suffered the next 56 minutes just for the kick of that opening b+w cartoon murder montage. I especially loved that dingbat lady crying to be "released" from the kerchief lightly tied at her ankles, waving her free hands about for help. Oh man, I can still picture it. 

For that indelible image and memory I thank Mr. Gorey and raise a toast in his name today. Cheers! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Which Celeb Should Wear This Osman Look on the Red Carpet?

Cuz it's screaming for a grand debut! 

Too tame for Tilda... 

Too ornate for Gwyneth...

Wouldn't Kerry Washington look great in it, though? 

Your High-End Maid Costume Just Arrived in Time for Purim


Meadham Kirchhoff

Pringle of Scotland Fall 2013

No lie, ever since I saw this Pringle of Scotland Yves Klein blue 'mac'on ELLE UK's Istagram, it's haunted my thoughts since 

That asymmetrical layered storm flap at the right, the concealed placket, the raised seaming and the buckle tab cropped cuffs are all giving me mod madness and this lil' number is crying for puddle jumpin', which might occur from time to time in old UK. 

The matchy-matchy accessory trend, however, needs to END! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

My Latest Tuck

While folks are flippin' their lids for Prabal Gurung for Target, I got a little sassy tie neck Kirna Zabete for Target number on my online clothes swap page at Bib + Tuck

Don't let Oscar nominees have all the fun! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

My Curls Are Growing

Growing my hair back out.                                                                        Can't wait to shag! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Window Into New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week day 1 and an early trend has already emerged: windowpane pattern prevalence 

Tanya Taylor contrasts oversize windowpanes at chest with slim arms

I'd never advocate matchy matchy, but this Creatures of Comfort two piece could be broken up into some spot on looks. (Love the shout back with the wood panes in the background) 

Gryphon deconstructed punk classics with shredded windowpane pants (notice cropped hem that was everywhere in the menswear collections too) 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Logo New Now Next Fashion Party

Doin' my do's at last nite's Logo New Now Next Fashion Party at The Box in vintage YSL heart pin, Zara shirt, vintage wool jacket and my cashmere scarf my friend Ann handmade me. 

Ahead of the Fall 2013 Menswear Cropped Pants Trend

Chloé cropped pants and striped socks just oh so right

Monday, February 4, 2013

Beyoncé Loves the Ladies

Beyoncé, I loved your halftime show last nite and I love your sisterly love even more. 

Doin' it. 

Baltimore is for Winners, Baby

I'm not a sporto, but my hometown did good last nite

So proud! 

And it'll be nice for Baltimore to be known this coming year for something other than John Waters and The Wire. 


Ms. Kelly Rowland, when you and your blunt bangs popped up from under stage 

and then you threw that toned arm on that perfect hip... child! 

I gay gasped! 


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I'm a fashion writer who writes for Bluefly, EDGE Media, VIRAL Fashion, etc. I use "It Can't All Be Dior" as a safe release for my love of coats, cats and cake. Phew!