• Fashion Critique
  • DKNY Minus DK = A Totally New Label


    When Donna Karan announced she would be departing her eponymous label, the news sent shockwaves through the nostalgic fashion set. Donna had been an industry standard-bearer for decades. She heroically took over design duties for Anne Klein label after the founder’s death. And when Donna was later unceremoniously dumped by the brass at Klein, she sprang from the […]

  • Party
  • A Wedding Where East Meets West in the Southwest


    A few days ago, I shared some images from my friends’ Tanya and Brian’s wedding weekend — specifically the mehndi, which serves as a traditional pre-party in South Asia. (You can revisit that post here.) Now, we move into the main part of the show — the ceremony and reception, which were both awash in […]

  • Party
  • Pakistan Meets Buffalo… in Texas


    I recently traveled to Houston for the wedding of Tanya, a dear friend I met in one of those unique, circuitous ways. In this case, Tanya grew up in Houston, where she was friends with Deepa — who happens to be my husband’s cousin. Thanks to NYC’s gravitational pull, we all wound up on this bizarre […]

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  • Unsolicited Opinions on the Oscar Red Carpet


    Once the red carpet parade has concluded, I normally don’t bother watching the entire Oscars telecast. Not so this year. I stay tuned in for the whole broadcast, which included much-needed commentary on diversity, politics and Girl Scout cookies. I think we learned a lot last night. About the implications of the Oscar boycott. That the […]

  • Fashion Critique
  • The Grammys: More Thighs Than a Bucket of KFC

    Taylor Swift

    Ahhh, the Grammys. Otherwise known as my annual marathon of yelling, “I don’t know who half these people are!” That sentiment certainly rang true last night — I only recognized about 60% of the statue recipients. Even so, I had plenty of opinions on the contents of the red carpet. Let’s take a look at those who […]

  • Weekend
  • A Suggestive Blazer


    In my opinion, clothes can be like art. As any casual viewer of Project Runway can attest, clothing creators are certainly artists, and often tortured at that. And just like a painting, clothing can be loaded with symbolism. Let’s take my jacket for example. Note the ruching and puffy ruffles running down either side of the tweed blazer. I believe […]

  • Winter Outfits
  • Gray and Ice


    Snow is so beautiful when it falls in Manhattan. A hush falls over the city. Suddenly, chaos quiets under a blanket of fluff. New York turns into an ethereal, crystal city. Everything turns white. Then the next day arrives. Millions of New Yorkers trudge through the stuff, grinding powder into popsicle slush. Everything becomes sooty and you […]

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  • A Sloth Never Looked So Cute


    By now, every Internet user has seen the sloth who went viral earlier this week? For those with dial-up, here’s the 411: A terror-stricken sloth somehow wound up on the side of a busy highway in Ecuador. It was rescued by a traffic cop, and the cuteness led millions of people to sign in union: “I. […]