This blog is dedicated to the lovely way it feels to pay attention to oneself, through the art in fashion: simply, getting dressed.

MRKT Update

MRKT Update

As you know, dear readers, j’adore travel…especially when it brings me new fashion friends–and even more so when I can introduce them to all of you in Santa Fe. On my last walkabout in Miami, where I fled to escape the junipers and their devil spawn...
Fashion Wakes Up

Fashion Wakes Up

“I don’t know why some people treat fashion like it’s a shallow interest; I think all the decisions that go into a garment are so closely related to all the decisions that come with applying paint to a canvas. I see fashion as being a very high art...
Santa Fe Glitterati

Santa Fe Glitterati

As the demand that shopping be a fun experience grows stronger every day of this season, so does the opportunity to combine the social and the satorial here in our beautiful Santa Fe. One recent show demonstrated how to get it done, combining gorgeous and unique...
And the winners are…

And the winners are…

Once again this year I had THE BEST TIME soaking up the considerable creativity mojo at the Recycled Fashion Show here in Santa Fe. If you haven’t been, it’s a must to put on your repurposed-bucket list. Not only is the fashion show beyond creative and...
Art and Fashion as a Counterattack

Art and Fashion as a Counterattack

As I sat here with the task of writing my Wednesday blog I searched for my way back to witty clothing commentary. Everything felt glib to me after the devastation of what happened in the city that has my heart: Paris. And then I read today’s New York Times...
The White Shirt as Fashion Adjective

The White Shirt as Fashion Adjective

Last week two of my very favorite things merged: a road trip and world-class fashion. I emptied out all my change jars and hit the highway to Phoenix, where the Arizona Costume Institue of the Phoenix Art Museum was opening it’s show “The White Shirt...
EDITORIAL: A Fashion Correction

EDITORIAL: A Fashion Correction

Photo courtesy of Zimbio.com In the last few weeks, the world of fashion has had a lot to talk about with the exodus of three designers from some of the most prestigious brands in the world. Yesterday, not even a week since Raf Simons shocked us with his departure...
Eye Yie Yie, and Bye!

Eye Yie Yie, and Bye!

About a month before the Santa Fe Street fashion show, back when I was taking full breaths and getting mani/pedis, I had the best time interviewing one of the founders of L.A. Eyeworks, Gai Gherardi. I met her early one morning before her trunk show at Ojo Optique,...
Such a Deal

Such a Deal

In our continuing coverage of the work available through our partners who helped make the Santa Fe Street Fashion Show such a wonderful night, I decided not to break my handbag stream-of-consciousness, and feature just a couple of the bags that were on the...
Meet my Scout Master

Meet my Scout Master

Now this is the kind of scout troop I’ve been waiting for… How kind were the fashion fates to put Dana Waldon, creator of Santa Fe Scout handbags http://santafescoutcollection.com/, in my life a mere few weeks before the Santa Fe Street fashion show? I...
Etro-Sexual

Etro-Sexual

At the Santa Fe Street Fashion Week show (was it JUST 2 weeks ago! said an incredulous but well-dressed Amy McFly) I managed to fall in sartorial love right there on stage. Or, rather, fall back into love coma #9 watching the chic pattern party that is Etro come down...

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