June 01, 2015
A new documentary came out on Friday in select cities called, The True Cost, that shines a light on the effects of "fast fashion". We all marvel every time we see an ad for a top that costs $9.95. How do they do it? Well, it isn't pretty.
The fast fashion industry isn't sustainable as it is now but we, as individuals, have the power to make those changes. The environment and, more importantly, the lives of those workers in the developing world are at stake. The designer, Vivienne Westwood, says it appropriately: "Buy less, choose well, and make it last." So whether you choose higher priced items that you know are made responsibly or second hand goods, your clothing choices DO matter.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.