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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I don’t know why this video from 2014 popped up in my Twitter timeline recently, but I’m glad it did.  We’ve got The Voice television talent show here — where judges initially face away from the would-be stars in order to focus on the voices — but other countries have The Voice Kids, for 8- […]

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Monday, June 29, 2015

I was in Chicago over the weekend to visit family and attend the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill. The festival’s website says Ravinia (named for the Ravinia Park grounds where it is held) is the oldest outdoor music festival in North America. Who knew?! Ravinia isn’t a stand-all-day-to-see-Eminem, Lollapalooza-like event. It’s very civilized. You […]

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

E! Online has compared Lady Gaga’s latest hairstyle to Pippi Longstocking‘s braids. But when I saw E!’s tweet, I didn’t think Pippi at all. What I thought was, “Been there, seen that, got the t-shirt.” The braided lady on that t-shirt is gorgeous Wall Street Journal artist Noli Novak. When I worked at the Journal […]

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Damn! Where was Moonstruck-era Cher when I needed her on Oscar night? For that matter, where was Rihanna? Bad Gal RiRi’s puffy, pink Giambattista Valli gown made a huge impression at the Grammys earlier this month, but it would have been the obvious winner of my coveted Best Dressed/Wear What You Want combo award on […]

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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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Monday, May 19, 2014

After I saw Lady Gaga’s short Roseland show in March, I needed to see more of her, so I got tickets to see her ARTPOP Ball concert when it stopped at Madison Square Garden last Tuesday. I’m glad I went. It was like a full dinner compared to Roseland’s appetizer. However, I let myself down […]

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Yesterday was Lady Gaga’s 28th birthday, and my designing friend Stacy Lomman and I celebrated by going to the first of seven Gaga concerts at Roseland Ballroom. Gaga’s shows are Roseland’s swan song: The venue, which has been on West 52nd Street since 1958, will be razed and replaced with a residential tower. Roseland has […]

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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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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lady Gaga? Or Pudge the Cat?    

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The name Amanda Lear has long rattled around in the back of my mind particularly because she modeled for one of my all-time favorite designers, Ossie Clark, in the 1960s. Here she is in one of his simpler-looking ensembles … … and here she is in one of Celia Birtwell’s famous prints for Ossie. She […]

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