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    Maybe it is Quentin Tarantino’s flick “Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood,” and its glorification of the late '60s music and culture. Maybe it is an endless stream of Marvel mayhem movies, or perhaps it’s just the current no-BS mood the world seems to be in. For whatever reason, we...
    As the warmth of summer starts to arrive and we find ourselves playing out the waning days of a global obsession with athleisure, the question of what to wear comes up. As we await the return of the sharp dressing trend, the wearing of suits and pressed shirts is...
    Miuccia Prada, 70, is back, and she is all about sustainability and the effects of capitalism. “You’ve got to think about how you spend your money,” she says. Spending Has Consequences We all are much more aware these days of how our spending has consequences. The origin of the fabrics, the...
    I admit to a minor fixation with watches. As guys, our personality-expressive accessories are limited in scope compared to women. So, we often default to obsessing over a timepiece for reasons that have nothing to do with telling time. A phone does an excellent job of that. I have...
    We Men Have Dysmorphia We don’t really know what we look like. Sad, but true. Not understanding one’s body shape, or perhaps how one’s shape has changed over time can also lead to ill-fitting clothing. Men often think they are a size that they are not.I worked in the fashion...
    Fashion is an industry that treasures youth, champions beauty, and changes its entire look from season to season. It’s a world that is as hard to stay in as it is to enter. In the infamous words of Heidi Klum, “Either you’re in, or you’re out.”It’s no wonder, then,...

    Keep it Chic

    a future fashion magazine After 20 years casting models for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and fashion shows, Preston Davis was looking for a change. Like so many people we've met, she picked a parallel career that favored her skills. She started her own fashion site, Keep it Chic. It’s smart, of the moment, and...
    We hear a lot about the lack of natural, well-crafted beauty products available in the US. This may be worth investigating. Gucci Westman, whose makeup work is seen on a number of big name Hollywood women, has a new, meticulously-crafted makeup line due to launch this summer. Her personal no-makeup...
    FANTASTIC MAN: For Young and Old, Issue 27 In spite of all the digital channels vying for our time, there is still a place for a well-designed, well-printed, thoughtful magazine. True that a lot of what is shown is not particularly practical, but that’s not the point — fashion magazines,...
    updating your makeup with a pro Styles change, skin changes and makeup lines change. We all have our favorite go-tos, but maybe it’s time to see if one can improve? Perhaps explore and see if there is something that may suit you better this year.  Now at Violet Grey on Melrose...
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