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Friday, March 20, 2015

My interivew with designer Roberto Cavalli - the romantic cowboy


On the role of fashion in the world: 
"Fashion is here to make us all dream.I always dream about creating a revolution in fashion. That is my dream. It might never happen."

On his own style: 
"My fashion is American. I started here. What's funny to me is that Texas is a movie, especially cowboy movies. You have to see my life. I am a cowboy. I live in the country. I have 50 horses. I'll have to send you pictures because maybe you don't believe. For me, my life is like John Wayne."

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How to dress for work and not get fired

So you're graduating from college or starting off in your career, chances are you'll need to change up how you dress. 

I know, you have style and should be able to wear what you want to the office. In reality, as long as someone else is paying your pay check, there are rules for how you dress whether spoken or unspoken. And how you dress is a good indicator of how people will perceive you.

 Every year I write about the issue. Here's a recent article: 




Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The "Joy" Dress


With designer Jeri Moore, who commented she loved my Joy dress.

I've long been curious how designers come up with names for their clothes. Like the "Michelle" dress or the "Adele" skirt.  So when I wore a beautiful new, blue Chloe Dao dress out recently, I happened to look at the tag before removing it.

"Joy," it read. (It made me smile.)

I was wearing Chloe Dao's "Joy" dress. It's both ironic and cool that a woman named Joy has a dress named Joy.

Chloe says naming her designs is crucial. "They are all my babies. Without a name, they don't  feel complete," she said, pointing out that names also help her keep track of her designs with customers.

Now, I didn't want to assume Chloe named a dress for me, so I asked her.

"It was probably named after you subconsciously, and I love the name," she said. "I am always desperately looking for new names. It is really hard to come up with a name because each dress has a personality or someone in mind who you see wearing it."


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Carmen Marc Valvo: designer, cancer survivor, pet lover


"I never thought of it - dressing like you're in love - but I guess it’s true. Life is complicated enough. On special occasions, we all remember the music and what we wore. And w pay attention to our dress and how we feel." 


Me in a Carmen Marc Valvo gown

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Antonio Hart: Grammy-nominated jazz saxophist, college professor

"You can tell a lot about someone's self esteem by how they present themselves. If you are not happy, you don't care how you dress. Sometimes you have fake it and dress well anyway. I like to dress. I might be a little more conscious when I'm going out to meet a woman because I want to look good for myself and for her."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Veronica Webb: supermodel, mom and newlywed


"I’m in love for the first time in my life. Being in love makes everything better - food, air, living. Every breath you take is better when you are in love."