I hope all of you are safe and comfortable in your homes. I am and that is what made writing this so difficult, I could not shake the belief that right now as we face this pandemic, no one cares about fashion. I don’t, not really. I am fortunate to have a home and to be able to buy food, cleaning products and entertainment, that is the exception not the rule. Nonetheless I will try to put on a smile and write.
We are all becoming creative with our time, with our kids, with each other, and if anything at all good comes out of this, it may be we are kinder more empathetic people, we shall see. I am a TV-holic especially when it comes to reruns of British tv series like Luther and Inspector Lynley or 80’s tv.… ...Read more
The Red Carpet was not just any red carpet. The 2020 Underfashion Club Femmy Gala, from the moment the doors of Cipriani 42nd street opened, was different. Perhaps it was the fierce elegance of our performer extraordinaire emcee Nona Hendryx posing for photos or the irrepressible charm of Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Irene Gandy arranging the guests for their photographs like the pro that she is. Or perhaps it was the gracious way Cyndi Lauper took to the stage to sing with her friend Nona, an impromptu bar of Voulez-vous coucher avec moi, ce soir?For those of you wondering what is a Femmy, it is a statue and an event in the intimate apparel industry given by the Underfashion Club. We have it every year, but this year was very special.
It is an event where we all come together to honor our industry leaders and to raise money for students in the intimate apparel field through scholarships.… ...Read more
A few years ago I was sitting in my living room waiting for the Golden Globes to kickstart the awards season. I had just gotten a new iPad, the big one that you can draw on with ease. I was watching the Red Carpet entrances and for some inexplicable reason I attempted to draw my favorites dresses the moment they came out. It was tricky until I figured out I could take a pic with my phone, sketch, and then take a pic, sketch, take a pic, as my memory wasn’t what it used to be. I broke out in a sweat but it worked. I had also recently discovered that I could record my sketching and send it out to my friends on FB and Instagram. It’s now my thing. People seem to enjoy it and I have a blast doing it.… ...Read more
Above all else I am thankful for my family, and it is a huge family. I come from a family of 10 kids, me being the oldest and I have many nieces and nephews of all ages, Peanut Butter, Nookie, Joi-Toy, Butterfly, JJ, Chillywilly, Man-man, Poopah and Delicate Flower, just to name a few. And no those are not their given names; those are my nicknames for them.
I want for them a planet that can sustain them and their friends and one day their kids, I want them to be able to live in places that are not flooded, burned to the ground or deserts with no life. It’s no news that we are headed down a path of calamity, it took us awhile to understand just how bad it is, though some of us still don’t.… ...Read more
Individually the girls were enchanting, some more than others, but as a group they were breathtaking and eerie. Their silhouettes varied in size and shape much like a Savage x Fenty fashion show, their skin endless shades of black.
I just completed the 57th New York Film Festival, an annual two-week period where I submerge myself in films, sometimes two films per day. There were many standouts, two of them had pivotal scenes of young women in their nightwear.
Not usually drawn to zombie movies I found myself with tickets to two of them this year. One being Zombie Child, about the boarding school life in France of a Haitian born teenage girl descended from what some say was a “real life” documented zombie. Some scenes were set in the school laboratory after midnight where Fanny and the other members of a secret society would gather to speak of voodoo, rebirth and obsession… in their pajamas.… ...Read more