Shoes*Socialites*Patrons*Gluttony: My Book List

Here are a list of some books I've enjoyed over the past year (there were plenty I didn't care for) and thought they'd make good gifts for anyone interested in culture, art, vapid socialites, decor, history, and so forth. The Louboutin monograph. Jesus! It's huge, and covers all of his collections. It has a photo… Continue reading Shoes*Socialites*Patrons*Gluttony: My Book List

A Gold Digger with Style

Peggy Hopkins Joyce Ziegfeld girl, minor actress, the original gold digger, once owner of the Portuguese Diamond, and famous for quotes such as, ''true love was a heavy diamond bracelet, preferably one that arrived with its price tag intact.'' She was one of the original 'famous for being famous' women who married often and had… Continue reading A Gold Digger with Style

Fall Fashion Illustration Class

Open registration has begun for my Fashion Illustration class at Bay Arts on Tuesdays this fall. This is a 5 week course for ages 10 and up, so all you Cleveland area people with fashion forward kids who love to draw, well, this is for you. My last two classes got to capacity and then… Continue reading Fall Fashion Illustration Class

Living Beyond Your Means Never Goes Out of Style

An excerpt from Universal Courtier's Grammar by Denis Fonvizin, published in 1783. Question: What Verb is conjugated most frequently of all at Court, and in what Tense? Answer: Even as at Court, so in the Captial, no one lives out of debt; therefore, the Verb conjugated most frequently of all is: to be in debt.… Continue reading Living Beyond Your Means Never Goes Out of Style

Marion On My Mind

My favorite model who has always stuck with me is Marion Morehouse. I happened upon photos of her in various fashion and art deco books; there's something about the eyes and poses in every photo I like very much. She was a supermodel of sorts in the late 20s and early 30s, sitting for Vanity… Continue reading Marion On My Mind