fashion

Fascinating Finland: My new Finnish glasses

by Chris on November 21, 2011

How a stern Finnish counter clerk named Anna found me glasses that I finally love.

My hatred of glasses goes back more than 30 years, when an optometrist  put a pair on me and said, “Does that seem better?” He had no idea. Until that day, I had always seen the world in shady outlines, a beautiful blur that fueled my imagination (even if it did cause me to trip […]

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Tight and bright, with sky-high heels and as much glamour as you can handle. That’s Miami style in a nutshell. A look at the fashion, design and people-watching I saw at Art Basel South Beach.
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The nail salon technician looked at the bottoms of my feet in disgust. “These are so dry,” she said, wrinkling her nose. “They need some work.” I winced, but I knew she was right. Since moving to chilly Seattle last June, I had changed my grooming habits – and not for the better. Flaky, unpolished […]

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Scarves of Paris

by Chris on March 15, 2010

No question, it’s the scarf that provides the flair in French fashion. Some street photos from Paris.

Paris Style I’m in Paris for the next few days as a guest of Michelin, the producers of the Green Guides and other guidebooks. I love Paris; this is my fifth visit to the city (although my first since 2005). After lunching with a friend who goes to graduate school here, I walked up and […]

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