Placket Racket: A Selfie Series

As I skimmed the Spring 2014 Ready to Wear collections for gems, pinning like a madwoman, I marveled at at the sheer number of sheer numbers – that is, completely transparent blouses, dresses, pants, skirts – that fistfuls of designers trotted out. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a season with more model nipples. I had just finished Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, and dystopic visions of sheer Onionskin jeans were... Read More

Mad World

The long wait is over for Season 5…and we’ve officially entered the late 60s with the women and men of Mad Men. Op art now graces the walls of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce where Rothko’s abstract impressionist multiforms once hung. Mary Quant has begun to work her hemline-shrinking magic on forward-thinking birds like Megan, Don’s new wife, and boundary-pushing Peggy. The Dolly Birds have flown the coop! Hence my imaginings... Read More