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Practical Magic: The New Tailored

August 18, 2021

“It’s still magic, even if you know how it’s done.” – Terry Pratchett – They say that a good magician never reveals how she does her tricks. But what we call “magic” is often just taking everyday objects and doing something surprising with them. A coin is nothing special until you make it disappear. A … Continued

Adventures in the Shire

January 20, 2021

Let’s start the new year with a cup of kindness, like we sing about in “Auld Lang Syne.” Let’s talk about the shire. Just using that word should conjure an image in your mind: a safe and cozy neighborhood where everyone watches out for one another. It’s a place where you could live your best … Continued

When Elegant Meets Cozy

November 13, 2020

We’ve been talking for the last couple months about the trend of Elevated Active, and how utility and luxury come together to make workwear a category worth watching. Now let’s look at it a little differently – still the same subject, but from a different angle. An aspect of Elevated Active that we haven’t really … Continued

Remix Streetwear

February 3, 2020

Luxury fashion has been greatly influenced by Hip-Hop. Full stop. That is all. This is probably the understatement of the year — and it’s only February. What was once seen as a B-boy or B-girl, “urban” rapper uniform of sorts, has brought the street to the runway and shows no sign of looking back. Streetwear … Continued

The Ins and Outs of Indoors and Outdoors

December 24, 2019

In our last blog post we started a conversation about the humble apron. It has a storied past that includes an evolution from “sitcom mom” costume to high-end and artisanal service industry uniform staple. Surprisingly, there is another side to aprons that we are going to peruse that is a bit more rough-and-tumble, but has … Continued

June 19, 2019

In January of this year, Anne Helen Petersen posted an article on Buzzfeed.news entitled How Millennials became the Burnout Generation and it has provoked a LOT of responses. In reading some subsequent articles, I became aware of a public opinion poll conducted in 2018 by The American Psychiatric Association. They asked: “In general, are you … Continued

Maximalism: Today’s Fearless Fashion

April 18, 2019

In 2014, an incredible book came out called Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen, followed very shortly after by a documentary of the same name. It followed a number of stylish women of “advanced” age (thus the title) in New York City who dress in what is considered a maximalist way. What strikes me when … Continued

Be Visionary with your Storytelling

April 3, 2019

We all know what an emoji is. They are small symbols that have become the language many of us use to communicate with our friends and co-workers. It is a new way that we tell stories today. An extension of this is the very popular Memoji – used on iPhones around the globe. When I … Continued