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

Self Portrait in Pucci

Dress and scarf, Pucci (customized by Naomi Alessandra); sweater, H&M At the risk of my family making fun of me for my proclivity toward self portraiture and other such vanities, I just had to record this particular ensemble. A few years ago, while visiting my ex’s family in Philadelphia, my son’s grandmother (and my dear friend) Marie Christine presented me with an unexpected and enthralling gift–a classic Pucci dress that had... Read More