Vivienne Westwood A/W 2019-20

The Vivienne Westwood autumn/winter 2019-20 show took place yesterday in London. As an activist, I wholeheartedly loved the subverting of a powerful tool of commerce to deliver an urgent message. Unlike some other recent attempts of fashion-show-as-a-demontration, this one to me had substance. (And it pissed off the reviewer from Vogue, so that’s something.) As a wearer of Westwood, I adored the clothes, some of them from past collections. As a sustainability scholar, however, I am conflicted. Westwood has provenRead more

Postcards from the Edge

Postcards from the Edge, a benefit for Visual Aids, is in its 21st year, and it is my first year participating. If you’re in New York February 22-24, I hope you join us! It’s a brilliant opportunity to score an affordable ($85) artwork from a well-known artist (including Liz Collins, LJ Roberts, Tom Bianchi and many others) or a newcomer like me. (Newcomer in art – I have no illusions about being middle-aged!) And it’s for a great cause; theRead more

Rest in Porn at Stitch Fetish 7

Six years ago I began a project, Rest In Porn, critiquing the reaction of some members of the gay community to the suicides of three prominent gay porn actors. I am now revisiting that work through cross-stitched poetry. Peter and Dror are part of Stitch Fetish 7, curated by Ellen Schinderman, opening at the Hive Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles this Saturday. Details are below. I’ll miss the opening due to work travel but hope you’ll go if you’re inRead more