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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tweet Earlier this year, my hair guru Keith Carpenter tried to persuade me to go back to the kind of pixie style he gave me in the 1990s. I was like, “NAHHHH,” because I love my mullet. I’ve done variations on mullet-y hairstyles — short on top, long in the back — for years. This […]

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tweet I’ve had this photo of Stevie Nicks saved to my computer desktop for about a year, just because it’s gorgeous. I’ve always loved Stevie’s voice, music and style. I glued myself to the TV when Fleetwood Mac’s “Gypsy” came on MTV in the early 1980s — taking occasional breaks to spin around the living […]

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tweet Shout out to New York Magazine’s The Cut blog for putting together this great slideshow of Bianca Jagger’s looks over the years. (Bianca was Mick Jagger’s first wife, in case you don’t know!) Highlights include several examples of Bianca’s famous white pantsuits; her entrance on a white horse at Studio 54 for her 1977 […]

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tweet Every so often, I wind up scouring the Internet for information on the New York City club people whom I worshiped from afar in the 1970s and 1980s — people like Anya Phillips,  Sally Randall, Dianne Brill and Dean Johnson of Dean and the Weenies. Recently, I stumbled across the name Haoui “Howie” Montaug. […]

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Tweet You know when someone is talking nonsense to you and it would be way too rude to say, “So what?” so you say, “Annnnndddd?” instead? Obviously, it isn’t that much better than “So what?” So bite your tongue and let your lobe(s) do the bitching with my single ampersand earring in sterling silver. I […]

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Tweet In the ’90s, I lived with a roommate in a nice-enough apartment building. We had a doorman, a marble lobby and the location was decent — not too far from the subway — but it definitely wasn’t Park Avenue. One day, I saw a tall, elegant man in the elevator. He was wearing the […]

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tweet The world lost a screen goddess today: actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79. She lived an amazingly long life considering her myriad health problems, which included a bout of pneumonia and an emergency tracheotomy in 1961. Shortly after that crisis, Taylor won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for […]

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tweet Superstar hairstylist Julie Matos of the Riccardo Maggiore Salon and I first bonded over our love of the ’80s club/music/fashion scene. Julie’s ’80s-radar went on full alert last month when, while in a Walgreens, she noticed a statuesque, glammed-up blonde. Julie stalked the blonde all over the store till they ended up in the […]

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Tweet If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that my jewelry designs are largely inspired by interesting historical women, including Cleopatra, Elizabeth I and Anne Boleyn. But I’m also fascinated by ladies of more recent vintage such as Sally Randall, the mid-’80s New York It girl whom I wrote […]

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Tweet The fashion police — both online and offline — are mighty agitated over 17-year-old Gossip Girl actress/singer Taylor Momsen’s punk/Goth look. WTF! If she’s not your kid, why are you so upset? Personally, I’m not alarmed by a style that first épater‘d la bourgeoisie over three decades ago. I just see it as a […]

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