the personal fables

Obama answers my letter, do you think it’s adequate?

One day while I was catching up on current events, I noticed an initiative on behalf of the president to create hi-tech textiles in the US- and it spurred many thoughts on the current state of the industry. So, I collected my thoughts and wrote him a letter, overviewing what I’d like him to help fix.



When I dropped the envelope into the letterbox, I felt a lifting sensation, as though something good was going to come of it.


I was thrilled to see his response today- I wonder what others may think.  Do you think his response was appropriate?


10th annual Evening in the Garden


Conservatory Garden

Central Park Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization, hosted the 10th annual Evening in the Garden event in the Conservatory Garden. The event was sponsered by Manhattan Magazine and Madewell. The garden was humming with the sounds of the High & Mighty Brass Band and spirited conversations between new and old acquaintances.

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park. Join the Greensward Circle to enjoy special benefits like complimentary tickets to Evening in the Garden and other fabulous events, monthly volunteer days in the Park, and that warm and fuzzy feeling you get from supporting a world-class nonprofit organization. Images Below by Bryan Thatcher.


Pictured left to right: Suzy Mae Howard, guests, Alisha Trimble, and Kellie Lynch


Model/Actress Suzy Mae Howard wearing Alisha Trimble Resort 2016

Suzy Mae Howard and Alisha Trimble

Suzy Mae Howard and Alisha Trimble


Sunday at the Met: A Conversation about Chinese Art’s Influence on Western Fashion with David Henry Hwang and Vivienne Tam


Imperial China Gallery from the China: Through The Looking Glass exhibit

This Sunday, fashion designer Vivienne Tam and playwright David Henry Hwang will discuss the past and present influence of Chinese culture and aesthetics on Western design with the Museum’s Department of Asian Art. Andrew Bolton, Curator of China: Through the Looking Glass, will give an overview of this ongoing exhibition.

Both Tam and Hwang’s works are often influenced by their Chinese backgrounds mixing with Western culture. Hwang was born to Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, while Tam lived much of her life in Hong Kong, giving them different outlooks on Chinese influence. The conversation will be mediated by Elizabeth L. Peng, a writer who specializes in East meets West fashion.

This program is held in conjunction with The Costume Institute exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass, which is on view at the Met through August 16, 2015.

This event is free with Museum admission.

#ChinaLookingGlass  #AsianArt100


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Evening coat from the China: Through The Looking Glass exhibit

Evening coat from the China: Through The Looking Glass exhibit

Evening Dress, Valentino, 2013