I’m a part-time poet, full-time hippie– trapped by the constraints of modernity. I know. Deep. I’m also a style savant. I’ve worked in every boutique imaginable in every position conceivable, and lately I’m testing out the waters in the editorial world, writing for a salon based broadcast network Itandi Group. I am a total patron of the arts and bring to the internet world my blog that looks at the artistic and anthropological side of fashion, using visual merchandising as my vehicle.
It is only now since Alexander McQueen’s passing, and the overwhelming response that the world had to his exhibit at the Met, that fashion is once again being regarded as a true form of art. Store visual displays, the creative depiction and stories modeled around a designers’ seasonal vision still have a long road to travel before they too gain such esteemed and sought after recognition.
Retail gets a bad rap (mostly from me) as being outside of the fashion and art world because of the overt commercialism, but these glass encapsulations are genuine works of art . We have museums all over the world showcasing every form of human creation you can think of, but who is documenting store windows? Me.
I got my styling start early on, taking a part time job at adolescent haven Teen Angel in Boca Raton, Florida. From there I went on to style at denim specialty shop Lulu’s Blues, quirk-alicious boutique LF in Soho, Upper East Side atelier Big Drop, Italian powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana and specialty boutiques Air Studios and Platform in Hoboken, NJ. I have a super sharp ability to see fit, which stems from my retail tenure and natural predilection for balance, harmony and aesthetics. Fashion may be expensive and redundant, but style is priceless and never duplicated.
I’m a serious culture junkie with a degree in English Literature, Language, and Criticism with a specialized focus in Medieval to Renaissance British Literature that has served me well. I have an aptitude for lyricism, language and the classics, and I’m a total artist using the human form as a canvas (my drawing capabilities peak with stick figures).
Some of my favorite writers are Ralph Waldo Emerson, Gena Showalter, Christopher Marlowe, Adrienne Rich and Henry David Thoreau. I love vintage jewelry, minaudières (I have a sick collection) and will pretty much shop anyone anywhere depending on the FCC (Fabric, Cut, and Cost) If I have to choose (because really the list would never end) some of my favorites are Moschino, Haute Hippie, Miu Miu and Prada, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Dolce & Gabbana and Dior (all the greats right?). As much as I love designer duds my all time favorite purchase is this sick vintage feather clutch I bought at Mad Mimi’s for $80 which gives my $5 satchel from Bonnaroo a run for its money. I’m also hardcore obsessed with museums, indie movies, traveling, chilling in nature and love.