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

Queens of the Desert

I love my quest for Muses. It’s almost like a sport to me. Not just because it reminds me of my casting days – I dearly miss all the girls and boys I got to work with, and the creative… READ MORE

July 1, 2015 / 5 Comments

Debbie’s World

Debbie told me the drive to her house from my hotel would just take fifteen minutes, but when I get into the taxi, which looks more like a teenager’s joy ride – no meter, no certificate – and give the… READ MORE

June 23, 2015 / 11 Comments

Watermelons not War

The Outer Richmond is not a happening neighborhood. Even on an exceptionally sunny afternoon like today, it’s quiet and unassuming, almost immobile in fact. There’s barely a car on the road, or a human in sight. If you were looking for… READ MORE

May 19, 2015 / 4 Comments

The Estate of Bonnie Boerer

Oddly, there is no wikipage on Bonnie Boerer. She founded her fashion company in 1983 and manned every position herself for over a decade, from design to marketing. She produced in Hong Kong and sold in New York. Her collections… READ MORE

May 7, 2015 / 6 Comments

Back at the Ranch

The wondrous world of Wendy Henry starts to unfold when you reach the back door parking lot where her white Mercedes is stationed. The Albuquerque license plate spells the name ‘Wendy’. Simple. Like Cher. Or Madonna. She had been very… READ MORE

April 15, 2015 / 9 Comments

Until Being Strong is the Only Choice You Have

When perfect strangers start buying and sporting T-shirts with your head on it, you know you’re onto something. And when that head is unapologetically bald and raised high, the people’s intent is undeniably collateral. Tara Papanicolas launched her t-shirt campaign last winter,… READ MORE

April 9, 2015 / 1 Comment

Makes Me Want to Picnic

There’s this cool little clique in LA. When you look at one Instagram account you will find exactly one degree of separation with the next. You can get lost for hours in this pretty-young-things network, jumping between all these groovy profiles of girls and… READ MORE

March 31, 2015 / 5 Comments