Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Seattle Bride vs. Dinner Impossible

Tune in tonight to watch Dinner Impossible on the Food Network at 10 p.m. (or in re-runs all week). Super stylist, and lifestyle and entertaining expert Kelley Moore and Seattle Bride Magazine teamed up with the crew at Dinner Impossible to help a couple plan a lightening-fast five-star wedding. In fact, the whole affair was planned in just under five weeks! Kudos to the team at Seattle Bride and Kelley Moore for rounding up an amazing group of altruistic Seattle-area wedding vendors, who donated their time and services to the couple so that they could get married in time to have the bride's father—who was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness—attend the nuptials.

Dinner Impossible is calling the show "Culture-Clash Wedding" in reference to the bride and groom's mixed heritage. Seattle Bride is probably calling it A Day of Gratitude in our upcoming issue in which the story is featured. Pick up a copy when it comes out in July and judge for yourself: Which story is better: TV or Print?!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The History of Skirts continues…

(One of my favorite Spring 2008 Gary Graham skirts)

On Thursday I received an exciting email from a producer at 1TV in the UK about a five-part series the station is doing on the History of Fashion, and she invited me to participate as their resident "expert" on the history of skirts. It turns out that they are dedicating an entire film to skirt history, mostly 20th and 21st century skirts. Since I've written what might be the only book on the topic, they asked me to come on board. Well, wouldn't you know it, the segment is taping this Friday, April 25, and sadly I don't have the means to jet over there before then. Still, I'm really excited that they are putting this series together and I can't wait to see the show after it airs around May 1. The producer has offered to send me a copy sometime later that month, so stay tuned: I might post a little snippet from the section on skirts!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Cycle Chic in Textile View magazine

This post is a little overdue but my article Cycle Chic was published in the current issue of Textile View. I think it turned out pretty great. Thanks to the dozens of cyclists from Seattle to San Diego who schooled me on the history of fixies and the evolution of cycle chic.