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

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