Fragments: jewelry mecca for the contemporary woman

Jill Alberts cocktail ring

In the metropolitan hotchpotch of cultures and inspirations that is New York City, you need bold and clever accessories to stand out, be it in the morning commute crowd or at a gala dinner on the Upper East Side. But where do you find them? Fragments is a Manhattan-based boutique and online store offering a ... Read more

Long Live the Immaterial

Viktor & Rolf, "Long Live the Immaterial", Fall/Winter 2002/03

Viktor & Rolf, "Long Live the Immaterial", Fall/Winter 2002/03 Gone are the times when New York City and Yohji Yamamoto were a novelty, something unreachable. I have lost a good portion of my proverbial naivety, my notebook holding the words "I guess I'm no longer a dreamer". Perhaps the hibernation of poetic thoughts has sharpened ... Read more

New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 wrap-up

Naeem Khan Fall 2012 show

I've written bits and pieces of this post in my notebook, on my laptop, home computer, on post-it notes; I worked on planes, in cabs, hotels, on the subway and in my room. If it weren't for utter lack of time – the most inevitable fashion week constant – I would have taken a few ... Read more

Bill Cunningham New York documentary

Bill Cunningham New York - Patrick McDonald

"The best fashion show is definitely on the street." – Bill Cunningham Before I watched the Bill Cunningham New York documentary (directed by Richard Press), I had wondered why New York is given equal importance in the title as Bill Cunningham, the documentary's main subject. He is the city's most iconic street style photographer; his photo-column ... Read more

2011 recap: Blogging my way to fashion weeks

Concept Korea Spring 2012

2011 was an exciting and fruitful year for me as a fashion blogger. In February I attended my first major runway show, Emporio Armani F/W 11/12 at Milan Fashion Week. Envisioning myself working in fashion before I started blogging, I thought I would have to spend years interning and assisting at magazines before my boss ... Read more