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“Women see celebrities as mirrors of their own lives, so when they're looking at celebrities, in many cases, not all, they are evaluating the situation and relating it to something in their own lives or comparing it. It enhances your... Continue »
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Beads from a New York City shopping trip last summer {they've yet to be worn, only photographed and featured as part of a dressing-table tableau, pictured with a postcard featuring Arabic script-from Paris Parfait.} I often quote Kahlil Gibran, because... Continue »
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Trying to steal the spotlight on the National Mall was bunch of banana-costumed people running alongside the Santas in a march they called Bananarchy. This fruit-costumed group is actually another regional Burning Man-inspired group calling themselves Camp Monkey Business, and... Continue »
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Oh, perhaps you've had enough of my curious things.... And so here are the last for the time being..... Sequined silk cushion from Ranipink, old flatweave cushion from the Marrakech souks, vintage applique baby carrier made by the Miao people... Continue »
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,,,and that's the least of the story! It began over two years ago, this meeting of the minds. Somehow our paths crossed in the blogosphere and Gillian and I began corresponding and became friends. With her in Canada and me... Continue »
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The novelist Laila Lalami reminded me that 40 years ago today, Muammar al-Qaddafi overthrew the Libyan ruler King Idris I. At the time, my friend Muna was living in Libya. Years later in Amman, she told me the story; how... Continue »