Artists, Assume the World Is Waiting for You

July 23rd, 2014Posted by admin

Fifty years ago this week, I was twenty and I showed the mini dress in Paris Couture with my best friend Mia. How and why did two American girls have the COURAGE to cross the Atlantic in May 1964 on an ocean-liner and think France was waiting for their new look, The Mini ? At […]

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A NEW LIFE ~ 21 Bonaparte by Vicky Tiel

July 15th, 2014Posted by admin

The following is reposted from Lanier – scents memory published 07/12/2014 ( Diana Vreeland looked across the luncheon table at her and put it quite plainly: “My dear at your age and with a face like yours you simply cannot be a smug Mademoiselle.” Vivien Van Volkenburg looked up from her Chanel compact and smiled. “Diana […]

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Upstate NY Hottest Destination a Return to the Roots

July 9th, 2014Posted by admin

The picture perfect romantic getaway town of Claryville, New York has opened its Art Center this weekend with its first show, the work of acclaimed Russian-American artist, Alexander Kaletski titled “Forty Years in America.” The show lasts thru the long snowy winter. Kaletski’s colorful Contemporary work also hangs in the Blue Hill Lodge next door […]

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Diversity Is the Name of the Fashion Game for 2014

July 2nd, 2014Posted by admin

Diversity is the name of the fashion game for 2014. I counted 12 entirely different body shapes on women in New York’s Penn Station this morning as I went to work on a hot July morning on 7th Ave. The ladies were moving fast going to work, but I managed to sketch them all as […]

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If You Love YSL and Paris Fashion You Must Read This Juicy Story

June 13th, 2014Posted by admin

It’s 2007 and YSL, Pierre Berge, Sonia Rykiel, Emmanuelle Khahn and myself, all old and wrinkled and not so fabulous anymore are all seated par hazard on the same banquette in Paris. We were all five, by accident, eating at the Brasserie Lipp. It’s impossible, but true. I thought I’d seen it all in my […]

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$Art Has Taken Over the Art World

June 2nd, 2014Posted by admin

$Art has taken over the art world; what’s a real artist to do? Contemporary Art is now $Art, and we fine Artists and fine art lovers don’t have to take it anymore! Don’t call it contemporary art, call it contemporary non-art, or $Art, and I will say, “Hoorah!” It’s like the emperors new clothes, no […]

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Where to Find Your Second Husband?

May 22nd, 2014Posted by admin

Where to find your second husband, and it’s not online. Finding husband number two, three or four is very different from finding husband number one as your first husband is made up of innocent dreams and idealistic expectations. Husbands after number one are a whole other ball game. I have been giving advise to women […]

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Celebrating 50 Years in Fashion

May 8th, 2014Posted by admin

I am celebrating 50 years in fashion in 2014 and am today the longest lasting female designer in Paris and America. HOW? How did I last? By what Miracle am I still sewing Vicky Tiel in the back of dresses. It’s quite simple. Being a fashion designer is not for the sensitive, heavy hearted artist […]

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Which Marriage Type Are You?

March 31st, 2014Posted by admin

There are two types of marriages, the piggy back marriage or the marriage with two people side by side but each on separate paths. Side by siders can’t piggy back, their paths can separate, often for very wide distances and then suddenly they flow back together. I know I’m one of them. My parents were […]

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Children are changing the world. I call this new generation the selfie generation!

January 8th, 2014Posted by admin

Children are changing the world. I call this new generation the selfie generation. My generation, the wonderful sixties revolutionary generation, has returned in spirit today with a new name — the selfie generation. The selfie has the power, the ambition and the tools to radically change the world. The sixties generation which was all about […]

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