From the cool comfort of an air-conditioned living room, I have spent the last week…my first week in North Carolina…avidly patrolling fashion news websites in anticipation of all the judgement I would pass because it was fashion week in gay Paree. And in between bites of some of the best barbecue I’ve ever had, I […]

There are a lot of adorable purses out there. But Kate Spade New York has kind of got a corner on the market when it comes to cutesy and compact clutches. One of my favorite shopping websites, Gilt, which features new sales on limited numbers of designers items every day at noon, is running a […]

While doing my research on Sotra, a Saudi Arabian fashion brand featured in Dubai’s Fashion Week recently, I came across the word “thobe” or “thawb”. The standard Arabic word for “garment”, it usually refers to an ankle-length, long-sleeved tunic/robe. While Jeddah-based Sotra was originally started as a tunic-only brand, its uses of traditional designs with […]

Fashion shows are not all that different from sporting events. There are seasons, which professionals spend months preparing for. Actual events are short in duration when compared to the hours of preparation that went into them. Attendance of the events are second to coverage of the events on social media. They are industries that rely […]

The Taste Maven officially has begun the Spring and Summer 2016 fashion season! And the first decision made by this esteemed publication is to award the prestigious Taste Maven Stamp of Disapproval to Chanel’s Couture Spring/Summer line. Why, Maven, have you decided to give this award to this one designer when there are so. many. […]

Velkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Let me start off by apologizing for not posting anything since November. Oops. My only excuse is that not only was I very busy dealing with the holidays (buying presents, working in retail in order to pay for said presents, traveling to see family and friends, eating more than any human should […]

I’m not going to say much about this collection, because I’m pretty sure most people have already heard of Valentino, even if you live in a pineapple under the sea. Obviously, none of these dresses are things I could ever wear in my real life, so instead I like to imagine myself as the queen […]

I will be the first person to admit that the world of high fashion is often nothing more than a group of self-congratulating, out-of-touch egomaniacs. It takes a special kind of insanity to imagine that any piece of clothing, no matter material, quality and/or ingenuity of design, warrants the kind of prices that are so […]