Native Fashion Now

Just as Columbus-era Native Americans developed techniques for working with the colorful Venetian beads that they acquired through trade, the skills of their descendants have also evolved to reflect the latest innovations. In Wendy Ponca’s dresses that are inspired by the “Sky World,” she blends fox fur and bald eagle feathers with crystals and Mylar, a reflective silver material found in space shuttles.

Desperately Seeking Sustainable Style

 "Looking back in History, we see that the origins of fashion portray the character of a world built by manual techniques and natural fibers. Design was carried out as a reflection of culture and society. These are the images of an extinct world we need to recover.”   – Adriana Marina, Founder of Animana Necklace by … Continue reading Desperately Seeking Sustainable Style

Gilded Mane

TALES FROM THE WINDING PATH I must warn you in advance that the following story is incomplete. Memory has a way of presenting its own reality, of dwelling on some events and ignoring others entirely. All I have are my recollections, old photographs, written words, and my mother’s elephantine memory, in order to piece together the various  … Continue reading Gilded Mane

Girls in the Years of Living Dangerously

“Why don’t you place just one crumb of basic human compassion on this fat free muffin of sociopathic detachment, see how it tastes.”  Ever since the auspicious debut of the HBO show "Girls," I have been trying to figure out why I continue to watch something that actually makes me physically uncomfortable. Is it the … Continue reading Girls in the Years of Living Dangerously

Traveling Through Time w/ Bianca Turetsky

"Bianca had always known that she would be a writer, and her wardrobe tells the story of her journey from Julian Schnabel's assistant to published author. Just like Louise - the character she fabricated - Bianca’s own journey began in a vintage shop." “The Time-Traveling Fashionista” is the kind of series that my younger self … Continue reading Traveling Through Time w/ Bianca Turetsky

Juliana Lazzaro: Art in Motion Part II

Every day we make a choice and in that moment we decide which voice to listen to: insecurity, self-loathing, fear, reason, all of whom would be nothing without the energy we give them...  Juliana is selective in this regard, listening only to her Intuition and the advice of those she admires.  It has been six … Continue reading Juliana Lazzaro: Art in Motion Part II

Matthew Benson: The Seductive Farmer

"Organic is really a euphemism for misshapen beauty, or the Eastern aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi, where imperfections, transience, and asymmetry have more value, and are 'more perfect' than perfection...The more crazed and cracked the teapot, the wonkier the pear, the greater its integrity, beauty and value." -MATTHEW BENSON At the heart of every country, city, or … Continue reading Matthew Benson: The Seductive Farmer