fashion matters: mannequins from mars

I got sick again, chest cold, so my weekend plans are ruined, wah, but a little wave of energy just lifted the curtains so I thought I’d share another collection of found pics from Ebay/Etsy. This time they’re atmospheric shots of funny or unusual mannequins, most of which have a weird dramatic tone (they would make great paintings), and all accidental! […]

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karma row: legacy

I was going to share this yesterday, but I was busy running to the Apple store on 5th Ave to buy an emergency replacement power cord, having been without my computer for almost 12 hours – the torture. And this after I lectured my students about how true creativity required the ability for extended focus, a skill their […]


2015: the year of restraint and perseverance

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! A pic by the uber-talented Robert Melee as we played around in his studio, channeling “mommy-Rose” – Robert’s amazing mother/muse in celebration of  our interview on his infamous ‘mommy” series, video and photographic work, incorporating Rose. Work I think is brilliant if still misunderstood.  There’s a link below in a newsletter I sent out initially via email, but thought I’d share  here […]

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karma row: durga-kalaratri , demon-slayer

Someone on Facebook recently posted this image of the Hindu goddess Kalaratri, the fiercest version or aspect of Kali-Durga, consort of Shiva, I believe (Hindu mythology makes me dizzy), and I became very intrigued. According to asianart.org, “Durga appeared when the gods were unable to subdue a demon who was threatening the entire world. Individually, the gods […]


from the vaults: david armstrong, RIP

Here’s one from the vaults. A Huffpo interview I did a few years back with David Armstrong, who I’m very sad to say died today.  I remember him getting cranky through the process and sending strange missives all in caps, but mostly I remember being so impressed by his grace and wit. And of course his brilliant photographs, which […]

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design matters: sharpie DIY kicks

Here’s a small collection of hand-painted converse sneakers,  cool kicks – or trainers, as the Brits say – that I came across when listing a pair I own for my etsy shop, romanlovesgigi. The pattern – on mine – is an official company design, and as my description conveys, I love them, and lament that they’re too large (size 7): ‘These vintage Converse […]