Once upon a time there was a little girl who was born to be good. Her hair was soft and golden as if it had been spun that way. Her skin was just the same. She was quiet when she walked, tiptoeing around to make sure that no noise could upset [...]
It’s not often that I go back to a designer’s page a gazillion times, picking a new favorite every search, but with ShadowplayNYC it’s been easy thanks to its creators Ali Bennaim and Ximena Chouza’s creative use of technology in fabric printing, and thoughtfulness in design. Mix in big love for [...]
One of the best fashion patterns ever blocked and sewn is the sweetly rounded Peter Pan collar that harkens back to my childhood (my very first was part of my Sacred Heart pre-school uniform). It was love at first wear and only changed briefly during my less than girly teenage years.
As a [...]
Those who know and love (and read) me know how I feel about the jumpsuit; there’s rarely one I don’t like, though usually they’re only available in little girl sizes and not at all suitable for mature, grown-up women.
So imagine my glee when I came across Madewell’s Baxter Jumpsuit that has all the [...]
Sometimes I just can’t take it; this world!
Sometimes I want to climb back into bed and shut the blinds and say “Someone else deal with this, because I just can’t do it all… I’m not a weakling…. This is not some sort of illusion… It’s time the stars align to give me [...]
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to [...]
I called on my friend J this morning to talk me down from my first single and (OMG this is craaazzzzy) working-mom temper fit.
There’ve been plenty of temper fits before this one, but today, sick with a cold and an infection that requires antibiotics, needing to get moving on my [...]
Braids have been back on the scene for a while, resurfacing big when those of us who loved Katniss were reminded of the look in the Hunger Games. When winter came, some of us opted for blunt bobs and bangs (ahem), another fun look, but not as easy to live with [...]
Writer’s block has been worse than ever. For one month I’ve had no motivation or urgency to sit and let it happen. I’ve tried, but it’s been awful. All I’ve wanted is to write my book, but with a brain full of characters and a list of other deadlines that required [...]
A few months ago my girls and I got giddy paging through a catalog from unknown (to us and most Americans, I think) British company, Joules.
My daughters, bed jumping over images of ditsy prints and appliqued tees, folded down pages of things that they loved. And I was excited [...]
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Sentence Stringer. Art Lover. Fan of All Things Fashion.
Owner of Wills Media Group, the LLC under which I write, teach, manage and administrate for technology-based small businesses and start ups. Focused on fashion, and working with creatives in the design fields, I believe strongly in the philosophy, "Do what you love."
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