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March 2016

Weatherproof Marathon
Weatherproof Marathon

>> From minus thirty temperatures to slushy sleet to cats-and-dogs rain to ten minute snow storms with a peek of sun in between and then back to frigid winds and showers, this month has been a weather obstacle to challenge even the most pro of fashion month packers.  Not to toot...

Rococo Revolutionaries
Rococo Revolutionaries

I’ve been thinking about the “magic of decoration”, a phrase used to describe Galileo Chini’s work at that epic Symbolism exhibition in Milan. It’s a phrase that has permeated the season.  I’ve lost count of how many shows where, key rings, earrings and hair clips have somehow been the main focus...

Prom in Paris
Prom in Paris

As per usual during fashion month, things have gone a bit hush hush here because I'm moonlighting elsewhere with words, words and more words.  I'm worded out.  I can't use nouns like "convey" and "evoke" for a good while after this month.  Therefore... time for a spot of fun.  American fun...

Layers of Gucci
Layers of Gucci

Last Saturday, I did my usual Milan Fashion Week Montenapoleone scout, bouncing from store to store and then finding sanity inside the pistachio-hued Pasticceria Marchesi, where nothing bad could possibly happen.  Inside the Gucci store, a woman in her mid forties was trying on a deliciously pink quilted coat from...