More books on deck of wealthy, stylish people and crazy actresses of Hollywood's golden age. Are you surprised? This book coming out is like Christmas and my birthday combined. I had always wished for Karl to have a newsletter, and this is as close as it gets. No photos, sadly, but still has fun quotes.… Continue reading Books on Deck: Beauty, Art, and an Aristocrat
So very thrilled to have a full page of my art in The Plain Dealer ! And a big thanks to everyone who came to Deering Vintage last night! We sold a few things off the walls, but the work will remain up for a few weeks. We sold out of both catalogues, but if… Continue reading Thanks Ohio City and Deering Vintage!
My cats are chewing the spines of my books -- uncle Milkshake (RIP) pre-chewed many and so they think this ok -- however, rather than deal with another book shelf that bows or is ugly, I'm trying to come up with some stacking solutions that look nice but are practical. And, you wouldn't believe how… Continue reading Chic, and Somewhat Literate
Deering Vintage and Cooperative Press present a stylish evening of art, fashion, and vintage finds...with me! Save the date: Friday, September 6th from 5pm to 8pm This will be a mini art show as well as a signing of my book and my art catalog, "Ephemeral Antidotes". Come shop, sip, and learn more about my… Continue reading Art and Fashion in Ohio City!
Opening on Friday, July 5th @ BAYarts is "The Dress Says It All" group show featuring myself, Christi Burchfield, Liz Maugans, Judy Takacs Pendergast, Sara Curry and many more. Here is my piece all framed, but you'll have to see the show or buy a catalog to see the story I wrote for her... and… Continue reading Group Art Show: The Dress Says It All
I am featured on The Style Letters, all about spring wardrobe choices -- it finally is looking like spring -- and my love of trench coats. Also the story of my new Dolce & Gabbana trench. My husband, Ben Vendetta, has his debut novel coming out later this year. He can't decide on a cover,… Continue reading Trench Coats, Book Covers, and Portraits in L.A.
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
Remember to register your kids ages 9 and up for my fashion illustration class at BAYArts this June. You can register and get more info here. If you have girls that are into Project Runway, I recommend it. I've always been amazed at what some of my past students have done. Learn fashion and garment… Continue reading Fashion Illustration at BAYarts in June
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
I came across the blog I Want To Be A Roitfeld while I was going stir crazy, unable to move for almost 2 months in bed with nothing but a laptop, percocet, and a tube draining blood out of my thigh. I was so happy this blog existed! It was while Carine Roitfeld was still… Continue reading Portrait of a Roitfeld