Saturday, April 20, 2019

shopping: 2019

Globally, 80% of discarded textiles are doomed for the landfill or incineration. Only 20% are actually reused or recycled.
The clothing that ends up in landfills can sit there for 200-plus years, and as it decomposes, it emits methane—a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon. Yikes. And much of what we donate gets packed, shipped, and re-sold overseas or gets dumped in landfills anyway. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, so we did some digging and followed the paths that old clothes might take once they leave our hands.
Right now, less than 1% of collected clothing is recycled into new yarns and fibers. New technologies, like chemical recycling (which separates raw materials from dyes, elastics, etc. for effective use as new textiles) are in the works, but we have a long way to go until they’re fully developed and put into mainstream practice. So, what can we do now to save our clothing from a landfilled end?

more here 
The Church of Stop Shopping

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Change who gets to tell the story

"Reenfranchising the missing should be one of the great struggles of our moment."



Monday, October 30, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fashion: What goes around...

“The past is never dead. It's not even past.” 

Another leader who will compose the news of the next season Autumn / Winter 2016-2017 is the coat with a masculine or military cut but always appreciated by women. From this point of view, Prada has in serb leaders in marine style that have led the way to many other brands. The primary inspiration has led to the realization of medium or long coats that point to the military style with the presence of rows of buttons. The predominant materials are cloth and boiled wool. At this coat pattern you can combine a double look on the basis of personality and situations: elegant if matched with delicate items or strict if traced from boots or tight pants.


― William FaulknerRequiem for a Nun

Monday, October 10, 2016

listen, you a wonder.

you a wonder.
you a city
of a woman.
you got a geography
of your own.
somebody need a map
to understand you.
somebody need directions
to move around you.
you not a noplace
mister with his hands on you
he got his hands on

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

J. Peterman

Tweed/ Taffeta
"An English Air About Everything..."

-Sir J.A. Foster, Jeffersonian America (1811)

John Augustus Foster, British ambassador to the United States in 1811, travels the young country, is most impressed with Connecticut.
“There is a cleanliness and an English air about everything,” he writes, “even to the labourers who take off their hats in passing you, which one meets with nowhere else.”
Those to whom the hats are tipped (known as “the Standing Order”) can do as they please, of course, as long as they don’t frighten the horses; a fact still remembered in some Nutmeg State circles.
Here, for example, is the outfit our own Connecticut Lady is wearing to this year’s Blessing of the Hounds. Nothing really matches, exactly, and yet it all works together quite nicely.
That’s the way she likes it.
Taffeta Silk Skirt (No. 2546), a mid-calf cut of material that’s been an emblem of elegance since Mr. Shakespeare’s day (“taffeta phrases, silken terms”), with lots of crisp, stitched-down pleats. The wide self belt is removable. Imported.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Color: Olive/Chocolate plaid with subtle lines of Black and Red.
The English Wool Jacket (No. 2493). Lancashire fabric looks like robust tweed, feels soft to the touch. Shapely princess seams. Intrepid epaulettes, double-breasted front. With self belt, satin lining. Imported.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Color: Olive with flecks of Chocolate, Amber and Gold.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016



Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

coats in space


               Infrastruktur 2015 Installation view / © Herald St, London

The installation “Infrastructure” from artist Nicole Wermers hits a proud 690 entries on Instagram and despite her nomination she did not win the Turner Prize 2015. In this work, cantilever chairs have been placed in a spacious room with a concrete floor, vintage fur coats are thrown across the backs of the chairs. Is the wearer marking their territory? What chances does one have to claim room for themselves in public spaces? This video from TateShots is an opportunity to gain more insight into Wermers’ artistic creations.
                    via:  Hey Woman
                       also: Wermers text
                             Nicole Wermers at Herald St

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Getting Rid of Stuff: Never Liked It Anyway

from the site: Never Liked It Anyway

Falling in love is the best feeling on earth. 
But breakups? 
Well…they suck. A lot.

We started Never Liked It Anyway to make moving on easier.
It’s a place to shed the stories and the stuff.
A place to sell the breakup baggage cluttering your life… and mind!
A place to fund your bounceback plan.
So you can see that silver lining sooner.
We’re here to help you feel better, faster.
We’re about moving on not moping about.
And it starts with taking matters into your own hands.
Not tissue piles, ice-cream binges and group hugs.
Breakups don’t have to mean breakdowns.
So here’s to new beginnings.
Onwards & Upwards!!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"think Betty Catroux in the Saint Laurent days..."

"Come the holidays, a velvet suit can be a surprise alternative in a season well stocked with shiny, sparkly party dresses. The dandified look, which derives its cool from the ’70s — think Betty Catroux in the Saint Laurent days — gains extra punch from jewel colors and touches of embroidery. Tailored with emphatic shoulders and nipped waists, the suits resurrect that decadent era with their rock ’n’ rock spirit intact. Yet the tinge of formality is hard to rival. Keep the look feminine with lacy bits underneath, or go for an androgynous cool with a graphic tee and slip-on sneakers."  NEW YORK TIMES

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

"Turn your closet into a playground"

Iris celebrates imagination and difference:


"Style has never been about obeying fashion rules, but listening to your inner compass about where your creativity should go — where you should put your focus." quotes from 

Timely advice for being in the world as well....