Monthly Archives: June 2011

My Family Portrait

This photo is from my sixth grade dance in 1999.  I think it is interesting for a few reasons.  It’s always fun to look back and see what you THOUGHT was fashionable compared to what you think is fashionable now.  … Continue reading

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My Family Portrait

I like the style of this 1973 photo of my children and myself taken in N.J. because it depicts the artistic ununhibited  aproach to color of that period. The shirt I’m wearing is in fact a woven cotton bodysuit designed to … Continue reading

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My Family Portrait

This is a picture of my family in High Park in Toronto. My parents, especially my mom, were always buying me clothes. In this case, my mom picked out my denim jacket, which I think looks pretty cool. I still … Continue reading

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Then&Now

(left) Evening dress, Lanvin-Castillo, 1954-55. Collection of The Costume Institute, MET. (right) “Snowflake” evening dress, Alexander McQueen, Fall 2008. Collection of the Museum at FIT.

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My Family Portrait

I love this photograph of my maternal grandparents, Esther and Ruben, on their wedding day, 1927 Morocco. I am especially intrigued by the contrast between their fashionable European dress and the Moroccan carpet in the background. Esther gave birth to … Continue reading

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My Family Portrait

Here is an old picture of my family (except my dad, who is taking the picture). It was was taken in August 1970 in a place called Elche-Huerto del Cura, Spain. The 3 girls are  wearing mini-dresses with “pearl” necklaces … Continue reading

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Book giveaway!!!

On Pins and Needles celebrates a year and you win!!! To celebrate our one year anniversary On Pins and Needles is giving you the opportunity to win a copy of the book Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.  What do you need to do? Send … Continue reading

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Aimee Mullins talks to Harold Koda

In conjunction with the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, model, athlete and actress Aimee Mullins and Harold Koda, curator in charge will meet to discuss art, fashion and the unique body as object of beauty. Mullins, who had both her legs amputated … Continue reading

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Then&Now

(left)Thomas Gainsborough(1727 – 1788), Sarah, Lady Innes, c.1757 oil on canvas. Henry Clay Frick Bequest, Frick Collection. (right) Rodarte, Spring 2007.

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