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Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2016 Academy Awards

While Oscar season is one I annually await with bated breath for reasons both cinematic and sartorial, I cannot say I was particularly falling out of my seat with excitement in anticipation of last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. I found

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2016 Academy Awards

While Oscar season is one I annually await with bated breath for reasons both cinematic and sartorial, I cannot say I was particularly falling out of my seat with excitement in anticipation of last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. I found

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2016 Golden Globes

Last night the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathered the stars of Silver and Small Screen at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. As the inaugural show of award season, The Globes has also been crowned as the heralding trumpet of Red

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2016 Golden Globes

Last night the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathered the stars of Silver and Small Screen at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. As the inaugural show of award season, The Globes has also been crowned as the heralding trumpet of Red

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2015 Met Gala Through The Magnifying Glass

Yesterday was Met Monday: the evening on which fashion and its purveyors descend with grand heave and gallant grace upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in celebration of the annual style installation at the museum’s Costume Institute. Choosing to ignore – in light of the occasion which called for a commitment to risk – the safe ensembles, here is a round up of the attendees who brought the paradisiac drama and those that dragged us through the gyre of hell itself.

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2015 Met Gala Through The Magnifying Glass

Yesterday was Met Monday: the evening on which fashion and its purveyors descend with grand heave and gallant grace upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in celebration of the annual style installation at the museum’s Costume Institute. Choosing to ignore – in light of the occasion which called for a commitment to risk – the safe ensembles, here is a round up of the attendees who brought the paradisiac drama and those that dragged us through the gyre of hell itself.

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2015 Academy Awards

Ladies and Gentlemen, Oscar Sunday has come and gone. The show itself, to my mind, was a powder keg with no match in sight: all that canned potential and frankly, no spark delivered…But, not so for the Red Carpet! We asked for something to talk about, and the stars delivered fodder to feed the starving…So here I am again, standing firm on my knock-off Valextra soapbox, telescope in tow, to bring you the report on the celestial meteors of the night, and the block holes too. Without further ado…

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2015 Academy Awards

Ladies and Gentlemen, Oscar Sunday has come and gone. The show itself, to my mind, was a powder keg with no match in sight: all that canned potential and frankly, no spark delivered…But, not so for the Red Carpet! We asked for something to talk about, and the stars delivered fodder to feed the starving…So here I am again, standing firm on my knock-off Valextra soapbox, telescope in tow, to bring you the report on the celestial meteors of the night, and the block holes too. Without further ado…

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2015 Golden Globes

Award show season is upon us, which means, for those of us that make a blood sport of fashion, that Red Carpet season has begun in earnest. Last night marked the commencement of the “playoffs” (someone might need to check my

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: 2015 Golden Globes

Award show season is upon us, which means, for those of us that make a blood sport of fashion, that Red Carpet season has begun in earnest. Last night marked the commencement of the “playoffs” (someone might need to check my

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: The Oscars

I’ve taken quite the hiatus from blogging, working under the radar on some design elements for the cyber incarnation of my life that is this medium. But last night was my Super Bowl Sunday, also known as the Academy Awards

Red Carpet Fashion Flash: The Oscars

I’ve taken quite the hiatus from blogging, working under the radar on some design elements for the cyber incarnation of my life that is this medium. But last night was my Super Bowl Sunday, also known as the Academy Awards

Red Carpet Chronicles: The Golden Globes

Last night the 85th annual Golden Globes Award ceremony was hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverley Hilton Hotel. I am an unapologetic fan of Red Carpet Season — some watch football, others the stock market and

Red Carpet Chronicles: The Golden Globes

Last night the 85th annual Golden Globes Award ceremony was hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverley Hilton Hotel. I am an unapologetic fan of Red Carpet Season — some watch football, others the stock market and

On Doing and Everythingness

Did Shakespeare invent “The Grind?” New to New York (as a resident), a friend and I did the very New York thing of attending a Free Shakespeare In The Park performance two weeks ago. The play running is Troilus and Cressida. Yes, one of the so called “problem plays” is not deemed as such without reason, given its rather dodgy pacing. As we are each fecund to seed we need, between extended blinks during the performance, the theme that struck me was in this play of slow action, ironically, that of the folly of inaction. The Greeks and the Trojans are at war. It’s that damn Helen’s fault. Achilles (his renowned heel and all), the great Greek warrior, refuses to fight and would rather shack up in pederasty or whatever with Patroclus. He’s great, he doesn’t need to do anything. But what is a warrior who is not warring? (Or as Lumiere sang in Beauty and The Beast: “life’s so unnerving for a servant who is not serving”). What is a warrior in waiting? There is no doubt this lightly explored concept struck me because of my own recent literary inaction. Who is a writer who is not writing?

On Doing and Everythingness

Did Shakespeare invent “The Grind?” New to New York (as a resident), a friend and I did the very New York thing of attending a Free Shakespeare In The Park performance two weeks ago. The play running is Troilus and Cressida. Yes, one of the so called “problem plays” is not deemed as such without reason, given its rather dodgy pacing. As we are each fecund to seed we need, between extended blinks during the performance, the theme that struck me was in this play of slow action, ironically, that of the folly of inaction. The Greeks and the Trojans are at war. It’s that damn Helen’s fault. Achilles (his renowned heel and all), the great Greek warrior, refuses to fight and would rather shack up in pederasty or whatever with Patroclus. He’s great, he doesn’t need to do anything. But what is a warrior who is not warring? (Or as Lumiere sang in Beauty and The Beast: “life’s so unnerving for a servant who is not serving”). What is a warrior in waiting? There is no doubt this lightly explored concept struck me because of my own recent literary inaction. Who is a writer who is not writing?

The Fire And The Rose (or Let Nothing You Dismay)

The only savior from the burn of a half-baked existence is the sort of fire that shifts our shape and molds our mettle. Whenever the year comes to its Gregorian end, we exchange grand overtures, symphonically declaring what a good year the one ahead will be for us all. What we rarely mention is that shit is bound cloud the rivers of joy despite our most valiant efforts. What we hardly discuss is the notion that triumph and defeat are one and the same.

The Fire And The Rose (or Let Nothing You Dismay)

The only savior from the burn of a half-baked existence is the sort of fire that shifts our shape and molds our mettle. Whenever the year comes to its Gregorian end, we exchange grand overtures, symphonically declaring what a good year the one ahead will be for us all. What we rarely mention is that shit is bound cloud the rivers of joy despite our most valiant efforts. What we hardly discuss is the notion that triumph and defeat are one and the same.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

“Past life”…past lives. Indeed, I have been many beings at different times and sometimes all at once. I have been the impetuous and impatient child; I have been the confident teenager and the surreptitiously diffident adult; I have been that girl who couldn’t run between two goalposts had my very existence depended on it and I have inhabited the life of, as my friend Tom christened it, “the Ghanaian Lara Croft”

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

“Past life”…past lives. Indeed, I have been many beings at different times and sometimes all at once. I have been the impetuous and impatient child; I have been the confident teenager and the surreptitiously diffident adult; I have been that girl who couldn’t run between two goalposts had my very existence depended on it and I have inhabited the life of, as my friend Tom christened it, “the Ghanaian Lara Croft”