On The Fashion Blog Circus and That Dang Suzy Menkes Article

Once upon a time, I was a fashion blogger. And while I lived happily ever after doing my own thing on this personal blog, I still look into the mirror of the fashion/blog world with a kind of distance that comes from having blogged a very, very long time — and yes, from being one of the early fashion blogs, part of a previous generation that included peeps like Manolo the Shoe Blogger, Marilyn Kirschner and Diane Pernet. So it was with a kind of detached bemusement that I read this much-discussed Suzy Menkes article on bloggers, showoffs and “the

A Pair of Pink Leopard Print Sunglasses and a Bit of Bad Taste

I recently bought a scarf and some sunglasses: a rare spur-of-the-moment purchase after my epic Zen wardrobe cleanout ages ago. I was just charmed, I guess, maybe craving a bit of spring in the heart of winter. The lavender floral scarf incorporated itself well into my existing wardrobe — I’ve worn it nearly everyday since I got it — and the dark sunglasses nicely replaced a pair of Ray-Bans I smashed last summer on an impromptu weekend road trip. But I felt oddly tortured about the pink leopard print sunglasses! Don’t get me wrong, I love them — but there’s