a fashion writer's fantasy musings
By 2006, eight albums into an already illustrious career as the “Empress of J-pop,” Ayumi Hamasaki would be a priestess to the art of theatre and production value, in all its campy glory. Even Secret was initially announced to be a seven-track EP, eventually emerging as a full-length album and a well-packaged cornerstone of mid-2000’s…
Visitations to Trinity Bellwoods’ Little Ghosts bookstore leave my wallet a little lighter, but with new literature, interred in budding a personal horror library.
Maria Grazia Chiuri’s inspirations for Christian Dior’s spring/summer 2023 explores the sartorial senses of Catherine de’ Medici, an Italian-born orphan whose life took an extraordinary turn, eventually reigning as regent queen of France in the mid-1500’s and becoming the most influential woman in 16th century French politics and history.
I first read Lauren Weisberger’s debut The Devil Wears Prada, published in 2003, around the time of the film adaptation’s apex in popularity. I’m fairly certain I saw the film first, then read the Weisberger’s fictionalized Vogue experience.