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Monthly Archives: November 2010

I Want To Be Her….And Her

Subjects from iwanttobeher: Lavagna Girl and Kate Reviewing the new style site iwanttobeher, I developed a number of girl crushes—one on the “Cute Barneys Girl,” another on the “Late 50s Beatnik.” I both want to be them, as the site’s name declares, and be friends with them. It is a sentiment of sisterhood that I [...]

Heat, Me-Heat, Re-Heat

Since Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth hit theaters in 2006, global warming has become a mainstream issue and concern that has finally initiated change within the New York fashion industry. In the past year, Sweden, a sustainable fashion leader, brought its exhibition Eco Chic: Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion stateside; the Green Shows became a regular [...]

Holding Her Breath

Vest, Ann Demeulemeester. Pants, Preen. Ring, Alexander McQueen. Photography by Cara Stricker Styling by Bex Sheers at DLM Hair and Makeup by Diane Dusting at DLM Model: Xanthe at Priscillas Background: Jacket, Preen. Bodysuit, Burberry. Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain. Ring, Maison Martin Margiela. Foreground: Vest, Ann Demeulemeester. Pants, Preen. Rings, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne [...]

Christian Bérard’s Sketches

Images by Christian Bérard Christian Bérard, an artist/illustrator/interior decorator/set designer/man-about-town who lived and worked in Paris in the early 20th century, is one of those rare talents whose work blurs academic and commercial lines. Even back in his day, Bérard’s many critics didn’t quite know how to explain why his fashion illustrations undermined his formal [...]

Memory: The Sixth Sense

“Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions or will. The persuasive power of an odor cannot be fended off, it enters into us like breath into our lungs, it fills us up, imbues us totally. There is no remedy for it.” As Patrick Süskind explains in the above passage [...]