These Bags are Made for Rocking

The idea must have sparked a few months ago in Texas. She sent me a picture of a vintage Louis Vuitton fringe saddle bag from the Round Top Antiques Fair and said: “Thinking of you”. It’s always nice to hear from… READ MORE

April 14, 2016

The Sexiest Way to Say FCUK You!

It wasn’t such a far leap for the British retailer to knock on my door. After all, the new Creative Director at French Connection, Maria Chen, is the very reason I moved to the States in 1997. She recruited me… READ MORE

March 16, 2016 / 5 Comments

For those who want to be part

Catherine’s husband, Peter III, would not have been among the mourners, even if he hadn’t been overthrown and murdered in 1762 in a palace coup led by his wife. As Catherine described their relationship: ‘In short, never did two minds… READ MORE

The Results Are In!

The CFDA started talking to people in January. I was one of the 50 industry insiders who were invited to come in for a formal interview with the Boston Consulting Group and share my thoughts on the future of New… READ MORE

March 4, 2016 / 3 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

Are you a Polite Woman?

Relax. I’m not asking you to dissect your character. Or do I? Because if you are the type of woman that wears the designs of Carlos Polite, one might assume a lot… Maybe you remember the post I did last year… READ MORE

January 29, 2016