Sparkles and Feathers and Newsprint

Hooray! So many years in the making in my head and I finally have my own blog. Why the title? Well it all started with a dress I bought in Paris in 1998 at Christian Dior. It was a newsprint print and was John Galliano’s hommage to the homeless and the fashion world’s excesses. Very deep. Flash forward to a Gucci store opening in Toronto where I wore that dress. The curator of the textile division of the Royal Ontario Museum approached me and asked if I would consider donating the dress to the museum. I did. And the rest, as they say is history. It is very important that I point out here that I wore said garment way before (months!) Particia Field dressed Sarah Jessica parker in it on Sex and the City. And two years ago when SATC2 premiered, and SJP wore the dress again, the museum had a special exhibit featuring my very own dress. Who knew fashion could be so cerebral? So that’s where the newsprint comes from…as for the sparkle…let’s just say I have yet to meet a sequin I didn’t love. Sometimes I express that love through makeup. Essie’s “A CUT ABOVE” special effect nail polish is quenching that these days.¬†And the feathers? Well, you see, there was this pair of stellar Dior orange and purple feathered sandals that I was loving last spring…
Me, in Dior Newsprint circa 1998.
Note the groovy boots and hair sequins…agh!


In the museum…so well preserved.
Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw in 1998 and then again in 2009.
That Dior “Tahiti” feathery sandal from 2010.


Essie’s “A Cut Above”. SPARKLE!

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