Friday, October 24, 2014

The Reading List….Conflict and Costume by Jim Naughten

I’m realizing now that The Reading List, might have been more aptly named The Viewing List, considering most of the books I love seem to contain more photos than actual words! (a shocking fact-I know)


In Conflict and Costume, Naughten photographs the Herero Tribe of Namibia in their native costume. This “costume” has evolved over the last 100+ years out of what Europeans left behind in South Africa, and what the Herero Tribe subsequently adopted. To see so many misplaced patterns, shapes, and colors set against an overwhelmingly serene backdrop, surprisingly creates a nice sense of harmony. It’s funny how two contrasting visuals can play off of eachother so nicely.


If you’re interested, the book is available for purchase on Amazon

Friday, October 24, 2014

On the Street…The Strand, London


Thursday, October 23, 2014

On the Street…..After Marni, Milan


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Can’t Wait For…

I was clicking around on yesterday when I noticed a preview for an in-the-works documentary on writer Joan Didion. In addition to being a great writer, Ms. Didion has always maintained such a captivating and intriguing personal style. So needless to say, I’m very excited for the release of this film. Not surprisingly, in one day alone donations to fund the documentary have already surpassed the project goal of $80,000.


Guess the filmmakers proved their point. There most certainly is a demand for this film.


Click here to go view the projects Kickstarter page

Thursday, October 23, 2014

On the Street….Broadway, New York


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Street….All About the Trench



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Street….Outside Tate Modern, London


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On the Street….Via Savona, Milan


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On the Street…After Fendi



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Costume Institute Unveils First Fall Exhibition in Seven Years


This might sound like a call for celebration-but that might be in poor taste considering the exhibits theme, Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire. In all seriousness, I’m happy to have just one more reason to spend a fall afternoon up at the Met.