Been having a lot of these lately. The definition of a 1. rev-e-la-tion is …a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way. It’s safe to say we are in the middle of a full blown revelation.
Noteworthy for me:
– Travelling is no longer my favorite thing.
– The world is more connected than I ever imagined.
– A lot of damage to the world can be done by a single human being.… ...Read more
“Protest, Prayer and Peace” that was the theme for the songs being played on my favorite radio station WBGO, in the midst of the nationwide protests against brutality. With each song they played I felt prouder, angrier, happier, and yes….sadder. You don’t have to be Black in America to be going through so many different emotions, we all are. But if you are Black, the stakes are different, period.
In the scheme of things, fashion and anything connected to consumption other than food seems a bit trivial, but what is not trivial is that we all need to make a living, we all need to support our families and our communities.… ...Read more
There is a great deal of talk about comfort. All apparel is now comfortable according to the brands that deliver loungewear, sleepwear, underwear, sportswear, footwear and just about everything else one can think of.
Comfort can come in many forms. I crave the comfort of a text message from someone I have not seen in months. I need the comfort of seeing my great nieces and nephews on Facetime. The comfort of a familiar t-shirt from the 80’s cannot be underestimated or the comforting feeling of cooking a long slow meal on a Sunday night.… ...Read more
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.… ...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?… ...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.… ...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.… ...Read more