Fashion

Publication art director with a passion for art, design, and fashion.

Behind the Seams: Hot in Cleveland’s Costume Designer Lori Eskowitz

Wednesday nights are hotter and even more stylish. TVLand’s Hot in Cleveland is back for a fourth season with its cast even more sizzling than before. Enter Lori Eskowitz, the costume wizard behind the great wardrobes worn by the sitcom’s leading ladies, pictured above -Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and AARP ambassador Betty White. I recently had the delight of chatting with Lori about her work with these funny ladies. How did you get started in this profession? Having …

Yoko Ono collection channels Lennon’s “Hot Bod”

Yoko Ono, the widow of musician and Beatles icon John Lennon, has embarked on a new career after 79 years of making her mark in art, music, filmmaking and publishing. Ono has entered the world of fashion by launching a menswear collection. She decided to turn her 1969 sketches titled “Fashions for Men,” which had been a wedding gift to Lennon, into a book and collection with retail partner Opening Ceremony. The drawings, loosely annotated in the book, were inspired …

Postal worker doubles as Hermès scarf illustrator

A 69-year-old post office worker who renders paintings for silk scarves that retail for over $300? Yep. Recently I stumbled across a Texas Monthly article that profiled Kermit Oliver, “one of the most important living African-American painters” and the “only American artist to design a scarf for Hermès,” an ultra-luxury French brand. The introverted Oliver, who still works the graveyard shift at his local Waco, Texas, post office, was first offered the gig in 1980.  The president of Hermès’ U.S. operations …

Buy Pink and Support Breast Cancer Research

October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many people are supporting their family, friends and others who have encountered the disease with the purchase of products that align with the cause. With pink being the official color for the cause, many retailers are generating limited edition pieces emblazoned with tints and shades of the hue while also donating all or a portion of the sales to the initiative.  Here are a few items worth considering. Scarf  Vera Bradley – …

Too old to walk the runway? Not these ladies!

What do Carol Alt, Karen Bjornson, Alva Chinn, and Carmen Dell O’refice have in common? Besides being over 50, they are all legendary models who walked a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway a couple of weeks ago, garnering a lot of press. The woman behind this buzz-worthy moment was none other than Norisol Ferrari, a fierce designer with an impeccable eye for detail and structure. Inspired by sexy icons and powerful women this season, Ferrari sought to make a collection that spoke to both. …