Don’t Blackout: Support Black Lives Matter Movements AND Small Business Owners

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With the recent tragedy and injustice caused by yet another case of "police brutality" I think we can call it manslaughter now. All four Minneapolis police officers involved with the arrest and murder of George Floyd all face criminal charges. FINALLY... but we are so far from the war being over. There will never be … Continue reading Don’t Blackout: Support Black Lives Matter Movements AND Small Business Owners

Under the influence: A review of Valley of the Dolls

Jacqueline Susann was a widely respected actress, singer, dancer - a woman about town. She had her run in NYC and Hollywood and recounts her lifestyle in the most resonate way: she writes a book. Valley of the Dolls was published in December of 1966 and was the biggest success of that year. To date, … Continue reading Under the influence: A review of Valley of the Dolls

Suburban Escapism and 80s Style in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

One of my all time favorite FEEL-GOOD movies is the 1986 classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It is a must watch while we're all in quarantine, because we can fondly remember being allowed in large crowds during that epic parade scene. It holds up decades later as one of the most iconic 80s movies by John … Continue reading Suburban Escapism and 80s Style in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Y2K Menswear: Skins Generation One

Well well well, I did not think we would be in the middle of a self-quarantine during half the month of March and indefinitely into April... so I'm continuing my "Behind the Scenes/Seams" of Skins.  Chris, Sid, Maxxie and Tony (not pictured: Anwar) Since we are all watching Netflix in between working from home, getting outside, … Continue reading Y2K Menswear: Skins Generation One

Effy: the rebellious little sister

Elizabeth Stonem, better known as "Effy" throughout Generation 1 and 2, is Tony's quiet little sister. The first time we see Effy is in the pilot when she arrives home appearing to have been out all night. Smudged metallic makeup, bags under her eyes, skull and bones earrings, and platform boots... I mean how COULD … Continue reading Effy: the rebellious little sister