It’s Cousin Elvy

We must be related, she believes. I mean, if you pronounced Joos in the Flemish language, the way my fellow countrymen do, it would sound just like Yost, minus the T. And Elvy allegedly has Dutch and German roots so it’s entirely… READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Tales of Endearment is a book!

There weren’t many style blogs out there in 2010. In fact, the fashion landscape was quite grim. The economic crisis had put an alarming halt on frivolous spending and the industry’s notables tread with cushioned caution. I was jobless –… READ MORE

August 31, 2017 / 11 Comments

A Girl is a Gun

Shelly’s parties are notorious in Venice. The overwhelming consensus usually supports an exasperating infatuation with the indulgent amount of male eye candy, the magnificent human spill into the parking lot behind the building, and the fact that no one ever gets arrested. Most commonly… READ MORE

May 12, 2016 / 7 Comments

Class With a Bit of Dash and Never Trash

A lot has been said and written about Lynn Wyatt. She’s 80 after all, and (still!) leading a more-than-public life as a flashy Houstonian Socialite. Some call her La Lynn, because “with all due respect to Beyonce, it could be… READ MORE

February 23, 2016 / 1 Comment

Poetic Justice

Maybe it’s odd timing to post these begone Zambia pictures. There was very little to report anymore after my numerous and elaborate stories last summer. But it seems I have left out a few details. Like the true and tragic tale of Jack Goddard,… READ MORE

February 18, 2016 / 2 Comments

The Future of Fashion Week

There’s an interesting conversation going on in the fashion industry. On the eve of New York Fashion Week, when everyone is gearing up to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on samples, models, backstage teams and venues, designers and institutions like… READ MORE

February 4, 2016 / 12 Comments

A Winter Boyfriend

Kristin Gallegos wants this to be the 60s. Bent over the old record player she puts on another Rolling Stones album and tells me she hates Birkenstocks and has big fat issues with norm core. “People always dressed up in… READ MORE

October 29, 2015 / 4 Comments

The Sum of Both Parts

There was one important person missing at my workshop: Angelika Huwiler, the 29-year woman who started the Zambia Fashion Council. Her absence was righteously excused because she had better things to do. Like getting married for example, and going on her… READ MORE

July 21, 2015 / 3 Comments