Category Archive: fashion

going secondhand first

It’s easy to be fashionable when you have money; when you don’t it takes resourcefulness, knowledge, and street smarts.

At this stage in my life, I have plenty of everything, which is why I like to shop my closet before I buy something. If I do have to head out to the shops, I try to buy what I need used, or secondhand, first. Save the planet!

Fashion as fine art: Zandra Rhodes, Mario Testino & Diana Vreeland dress up Boston

Despite its academic, nerdy vibe, Boston can be a pretty fashionable place, probably because it’s also such a creative place. And even though the words “fashion” and “Boston” typically don’t go together in… Continue reading

considering color at the ICA & MFA

I am back from visiting family in Hawai’i, where we were surrounded by color: soft blues and greens, mostly. Coming home to Boston wasn’t as dismal and grey as it usually is, thanks… Continue reading

Syria: fashionable dictator?

I love fashion, and am fascinated by politics, especially the democracy movements in the Arab world, but I’d prefer it if Vogue magazine stopped trying to be my source for all things both… Continue reading