Je ne Regretsy rien

My Regretsy book arrived! Exciting, as it means one less stolen piece of mail (I really should post a photo of the mail boxes in my building – it’s a postal buffet) and a recap of some of the best laughs courtesy of April Winchell/Helen Killer over the past six months or so. I still covet the hummingbird feeder hat on the cover. It needs to be said that Regretsy isn’t all about taking the piss at others’ expense. FromRead more

Lifecycles at UTS

Sydneysiders, today (I think – I’m lost in time zones) UTS is hosting Lifecycles, a seminar on sustainable fashion organized by Professor of Advanced Textiles, Marie O’Mahony. And what a line-up! Jon Lewis was my photography teacher way back in 1997 and he would probably be horrified to know I still occasionally hold a camera. A truly inspirational man, though, and a co-founder of Greenpeace Australia. I met Bronwyn Darlington while working on a project with Grant Young. A pioneerRead more

Secret Shop Demolition and Sample Sale

Sydneysiders, this is a must visit for you over the next three days. Over the past eighteen months the building has been a true hub of creativity, with Marsu Homme, George Plionis jewellery (both forming a crucial part of my tiny NY wardrobe), Jane Pollard jewellery and Friedrich Gray all under one roof. It has come to an end. As part of the UTS City Campus Masterplan, the somewhat-heritage-listed building is getting demolished to make way for progress. I enjoyedRead more

CutPrint = JR + JR

New Yorkers, save the dates June 11th and 12th: Julian Roberts will be teaming up with JR Campbell from Kent State University for the NY leg of Julian’s Subtraction Cutting Tour. Sandra Ericson from the Center for Pattern Design has more details. I’ll post here, too, as things firm up. Being in Australia, I missed Julian’s 2008 tour so very excited to be here for this! Yes, Julian’s website is only open on Wednesdays, which in this age of instantRead more

My magazine subscriptions

One point I left out yesterday was a comment Maria Cornejo made about fashion magazines feeling alienating; she said she subscribes to the National Geographic and Architectural Digest. It was a privilege to have a subscription to National Geographic throughout my childhood – thanks dad; something I’ll likely renew later this year as life in NY settles down. Guess which one magazine I bought during last week’s trip to Taipei? That’s right: Make no mistake; I love fashion magazines, evenRead more

Voices in American Fashion at Cooper-Hewitt

Last night was a true privilege. First , Sarah Scaturro, a textile conservator at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, gave me a private tour of Design USA: Contemporary Innovation. Sunday is your last chance to see it so go! And why does Sarah’s name ring a bell? With Francesca Granata, she curated the beautiful Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion. She also contributed a paper to the special issue of Fashion Theory dedicated to sustainability in December 2008. And more.Read more