Posts Tagged: Silk for the Feed Dogs

Phantom Thread’s Poignant Glimpse into the Designer Mind

It’s an Oscar contender featuring one of the great actors of our time. The costume design is remarkable, and the cinematography gorgeous. Newcomer Vicky Krieps gives a sensitive and memorable performance and it’s written and directed by auteur, Paul Thomas

Phantom Thread’s Poignant Glimpse into the Designer Mind

It’s an Oscar contender featuring one of the great actors of our time. The costume design is remarkable, and the cinematography gorgeous. Newcomer Vicky Krieps gives a sensitive and memorable performance and it’s written and directed by auteur, Paul Thomas

Better Than The Devil Wears Prada

  As I was writing ‘Silk for the Feed Dogs’ my driving impulse was to write a novel set in the fashion industry that didn’t fall prey to the tired metaphors and lazy clichés typical of novels such as ‘The

Better Than The Devil Wears Prada

  As I was writing ‘Silk for the Feed Dogs’ my driving impulse was to write a novel set in the fashion industry that didn’t fall prey to the tired metaphors and lazy clichés typical of novels such as ‘The

What Are “Feed Dogs”?

I know the wondering has kept you up at night. Here is a brief explanation from my appearance at the Franco-Irish Literary Festival in Dublin last month… I had too much fun talking fashion among literati for it to be

What Are “Feed Dogs”?

I know the wondering has kept you up at night. Here is a brief explanation from my appearance at the Franco-Irish Literary Festival in Dublin last month… I had too much fun talking fashion among literati for it to be

The Troubled Past of Fashion Wunderkind Jonathan Anderson

We share the same “interesting” past, he and I. Good or bad, it has inevitably left its mark on us. Let me set the scene… Jonathan Anderson grew up just down the road from me on a farm in a

The Troubled Past of Fashion Wunderkind Jonathan Anderson

We share the same “interesting” past, he and I. Good or bad, it has inevitably left its mark on us. Let me set the scene… Jonathan Anderson grew up just down the road from me on a farm in a

Take a Seat

I’m starting the new year by posting my last article of 2015 for FashionUnited.com. I am happy to say that I will be increasing my writing for them in 2016 and have been informed that 2 of the Top 10

Take a Seat

I’m starting the new year by posting my last article of 2015 for FashionUnited.com. I am happy to say that I will be increasing my writing for them in 2016 and have been informed that 2 of the Top 10

The Plight of the Misunderstood Genius

Teaching fashion design has its moments… It’s not all basic princess seams, zipper insertion and welt pockets; it offers opportunities for fully lined, shoulder padded, head-to-toe sequined, handkerchief-hemmed hilarity (No, really, it does.) I meet such variety of the human

The Plight of the Misunderstood Genius

Teaching fashion design has its moments… It’s not all basic princess seams, zipper insertion and welt pockets; it offers opportunities for fully lined, shoulder padded, head-to-toe sequined, handkerchief-hemmed hilarity (No, really, it does.) I meet such variety of the human

Humans of New York

I was delighted to see one of my past students pop up on my Humans of New York Facebook feed today. “Wait a minute, I know her!” I leered blearily at the computer screen in a post-Thanksgiving food daze. In

Humans of New York

I was delighted to see one of my past students pop up on my Humans of New York Facebook feed today. “Wait a minute, I know her!” I leered blearily at the computer screen in a post-Thanksgiving food daze. In