Briefs

New Beginnings

sunriseI am off to Las Vegas this weekend for the Curve Lingerie show and I have to say that I am actually looking forward to it. Besides the anticipation of seeing new ideas from established sources, there is always the hope of discovery. Many designers will be showing for the first time and, of course, there is that quintessential west coast vibe.
I could use an infusion of sunlight, color and positive energy. It’s raining … Read More


Ripe With Passion

readingbookWhen I was a teenager, I was very taken by the work of D.H. Lawrence. I was particularly enamored by the novel Sons and Lovers and I fell in love with a passage in the book where Gerald schools Hermione on how to eat a fig. All of Lawrence’s poetic writing was ripe with passion. He said:

 “Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got Read More


Metamorphosis

Monarch_Butterfly_000002isIt’s been raining all summer in the Northeast.  So when the sun broke through last week for two consecutive days, it was a pleasure to actually sit outside on my porch and witness a butterfly floating through the milkweeds.  The rainy weather has kept us cocooned since spring.
It’s hard to believe that it’s the middle of August and these colorful gems, often regarded as flying flowers, have already begun their migration south.
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Hope is Blooming!

matisseApparently hope is blooming again because the energy and positive attitude I felt at the CurveNY lingerie show this past week at the Javits Center in NYC was palpable. Walking around the Spring 2009 fair, there was a clear change in mood from the exhibition last February. This show felt like an evolution. After a long winter of hunkering down, there appears to be a focus on brighter days ahead. Perhaps the entrepreneurial spirit is … Read More


Savoir-Faire

 Since the age of 16, when I spent a summer living with a family above their cheese factory in Reims, France, I have been enamored by the elegance and savoir-faireaesthetic of the French culture. Maybe it was the Veuve Clicquot champagne that was served freely at the dinner table, or the chocolate éclairs I managed to overeat while exploring the plethora of patisseries with my teenage friends.

In college, while studying the art and language … Read More


lgI spent every summer of my childhood camping on the islands in Lake George, N.Y.  in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. The tradition continued into adulthood, shifting to the family log cabin on the shoreline of Schroon Lake, located further north in this six million acre state park. My affection for the verdant forests, pristine lakes and silent beauty must have influenced my fierce affinity for all things green.

I see the mountain light … Read More


Make a Statement

lace  kate 2For me, Teddy Roosevelt’s famous quote:  “Speak softly and carry a big stick” has always informed my approach to communication.  Keep the dialog warm, calm, and open but make sure it is powered by an infrastructure of facts.   My opinion is that this is the most productive way to make a statement.

I visited the Premiere Vision Preview show in NYC last week.  The show was small and not particularly dynamic, BUT one message kept … Read More


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