Velvet Trimmings for Christmas

Velvet? For Christmas? Groundbreaking. Steadfast Krischic readers will know that I devotedly deck in the luxe fabric during this time of year (2017, 2018 and 2018 again!), but only recently did I discover the silk thread’s seductive powers on me. The key is in the connotation: during the Renaissance period specifically, wearing velvet was an […]

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How to Do ‘Couture’ Off the Runway

Ah couture…the most transformative form of clothing to exist! A couturier uses needle as its pen, thread as its ink to weave together a story—a fairytale if you will— that wakes up that part of humanity that craves beauty and majesty in a world that can feel oftentimes mundane. The problem with fairytales is that […]

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Commes [des Garçons] with me to the MET’s Costume Institute

Comme des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo, MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, fashion, MET gala, fashion blogger, style, high fashion, couture

Since the genesis of my fashion affinity, I’ve dreamed of attending the Met Gala–of paying tribute to the designer or theme of the night–turning into, quite frankly animated art. Fashion is an art form in and of itself, one whose wearer brings it to life. It becomes a part of the person and the person […]

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Long May She Reign

“Since Mary, Queen of Scotland was a child, the English wanted her country and her crown.” “She is sent to France to wed the next king…” “to save herself and her people—” “a bond that should protect her…” “but there are forces that conspire…” “forces of darkness, forces of the heart.” “Long May She Reign.” […]

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Valentino and the Nutcracker Ballet

With only four days until Christmas, I have been practicing some favorite family traditions: watching the nutcracker ballet, drinking festive coffee drinks, and watching too many Christmas movies to count (Anything from Beauty and the Beast and the Enchanted Christmas to Elf). Nothing warms my soul like the Christmas season and getting to celebrate Christ’s […]

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