Places of Fiction: Edward Rutherfurd’s London: The Novel

· Exploring the world through words · I know I’m not the first person to fall in love with London. The English city has been captivating people for over 2000 years and thanks to movies, TV shows, and books, there are some who fall in love with it without ever visiting. For those of us … More Places of Fiction: Edward Rutherfurd’s London: The Novel

The Lonely Dare

· Jean Nathan’s The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright · In one of my favorite independent bookstores, the cover of a staff-suggested book recently caught my eye. There was something magnetic about it and I couldn’t resist taking a closer look, eschewing the age-old adage not to judge a book by … More The Lonely Dare

Why Fashion Matters

· A review of France Corner’s 2014 book · As a student of fashion theory, I got used to the sort of glazed-over look of someone brushing me off as vain or superficial. Fashion, and all that goes with it, has a certain reputation and connotation. But does it really deserve it? That’s the question … More Why Fashion Matters

Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion

· A review of Nancy J. Troy’s 2003 book · Nancy J. Troy’s Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion examines early Parisian couturiers as they struggled to find a balance between artist and entrepreneur. Looking most closely at Paul Poiret, Couture Culture takes the reader on a journey from Charles Worth and … More Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion