Lyric: Does Not Suffice (2010) by Joanna Newsom

I will pack all my pretty dresses

Contribution to the Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion (RCDF)

Pleased to share a piece – based in part on my PhD thesis – that I wrote for the Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion. Available here. Image Credit:

Review: Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Coco Chanel is a self-made woman in every sense of the word.

A witch and a bitch always dress up for each other, because otherwise the witch would upstage the bitch, or the bitch would upstage the witch, and the result would be havoc.

- Tennessee Williams

Excerpt: Den Mother

So I got to know the ACS headmaster and his wife. Through her I started making my patchwork quilts; she taught handwork to the girls at Methodist Girls’…

Analysis: Refugee Chic Fashion Spread Proves a Social Commentary Fail

When fashion spreads are spectacularly tone-deaf.

“In a machine age, dressmaking is one of the last refuges of the human, the personal, the inimitable.”

- Christian Dior