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NAC Chat

Have you heard about my collaboration with the National Arts Club, called NAC Chat? On this podcast series I interview experts in various areas of fashion including design, photography, illustration, styling and costume design.

This week on NAC Chat I sit down with Clare Wilkinson to discuss Wilkinson’s career and books, including Fashioning Bollywood: The Making and Meaning of Hindi Film Costume.

NAC Chat is available here: https://nationalartsclub.podbean.com/e/24-fashion-claire-wilkinson/

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A Chat with Narciso Rodriguez

Have you heard about my collaboration with the National Arts Club, called NAC Chat? On this podcast series I interview experts in various areas of fashion including design, photography, illustration, styling and costume design.

This week on NAC Chat I sit down with fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez to discuss his process, life and inspirations!

NAC Chat is available here: https://nationalartsclub.podbean.com/e/narciso-rodriguez/

Red on the Red Carpet

Red is the color of fire and blood, and is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.

This color, with its myriad of connotations is popping up on every red carpet this season. You can read all about it, as well as quotes from yours truly in the current issue of Finland’s Iltalehti: https://www.iltalehti.fi/…/03309642-09ed-4ec7-a666-ad32943a…

Brick and Mortar Smart Shopping

 

Sometimes a shopping trip does not yield anything…except knowledge.

I actually love when a client shares that she bought nothing on a trip to a brick and mortar store. Why? Because it means that she knows what she is shopping for, and it was not available to her on a particular day. It happens. Just as important, is the fact that she is so discerning and focused on creating a wardrobe in her True Colors and Authentic Style that she concluded that nothing that she found on her excursion trumped or was as good as what she currently has in her closet.

Why is this experience about gaining knowledge? Because first there is a learning moment in not succumbing to the glorious theatre of retail, but also in discovering that current shopping habits might need to be reaccessed and calibrated in regard to where, how and when one shops. At this juncture, my advice is to press “restart” and do some exploratory work online to find additional brands and stores to expand the possibilities of in-person shopping success.