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Friday, January 29, 2016

Pablo Picasso is often quoted as saying, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” If he really did say that, he wasn’t the first.  Quote Investigator, which hasn’t confirmed the Picasso attribution, reports that T. S. Eliot expressed a similar sentiment regarding poets in 1920. Eliot, in turn, may have been influenced by an 1892 line […]

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

We left London for Paris on Monday, August 3. Paris empties out in August because so many Parisians take a nice long holiday. (Several of our Parisian friends were in New York while we were in their city.) I think everyone who was left in the city was sitting along the Seine that night. Whenever […]

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Monday, June 30, 2014

About two weeks ago, gorgeous Josette Patterson, who, with her husband Mark, designs the Mark Patterson line of jewelry, emailed to ask if she could interview me for her blog. When she sent me her questions, she began by saying, “I noticed that everyone who interviewed you asked you the same questions about your past […]

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

In 2012, I wrote a post called “Kanye West and Fashion Amnesia” after people freaked out over the leather kilt Kanye West wore at the 12/12/12 Concert for Sandy Relief. I was shocked too — but only because Kanye had been wearing the damn skirt for more than a year for his “Watch the Throne” […]

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Monday, July 22, 2013

I can’t remember the last time I consciously thought, “I’ll wear this because [name of some dude] will like it.” But last night, I did. You see, my designing friend Zang Toi is always trying to get me into shorter skirts and dresses. Whenever I go to his showroom and try on something short, he […]

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

When I was in London last month, I found a great magazine about ’80s music called Classic Pop. I was excited to find a long article about the late graffiti artist Keith Haring in it, particularly because of this 1984 photo of Madonna in a Haring “boy toy” painted denim jacket. This photo made me […]

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Monday, June 17, 2013

The famous auction-house Christie’s is having a gay pride-themed online sale of Andy Warhol’s drawings and photos. I wonder how MrB would feel about my acquiring some of those naked male model photos. What?! It’s art! To celebrate the sale, Christie’s asked a bunch of folks to answer a Warholian questionnaire, and one of those […]

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I do have a passion for highlarious fashion, so I have to thank singer Rita Ora and Fashion Bomb Daily for introducing me to the art/fashion/performance art of The Rodnik Band via Rita’s cheese-slice dress. The Rodnik Band is designed by Philip Colbert, who was interviewed by the site Not Just a Label. The introduction to […]

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I can’t resist a museum gift shop. When I’m at one in real life, I’m drawn to catalogs and books. On the Internets, I look at fashion. Last night, I was browsing some gift shops online when I hit the Guggenheim‘s site. Why didn’t I know that this New York City museum sells a reproduction […]

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Monday, July 30, 2012

I’m proud to say that I got an honorary mention in the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) 2012 New Talent contest! I received my certificate at the JA (Jewelers of America) New York summer trade show today. I wore a 2011 Prada dress that I’d worn earlier this month, accessorized with my Hatshepsut locket and […]

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