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Tales of Clothing and Community during the Pandemic

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My Famous Potato Chip Chicken Recipe

Like Proust’s famous madeleine, food evokes memories, quite literally the taste of a past experience. For me, the most redolent food is...

Fully Vaccinated and At Home Together

This week’s All Dressed outing was particularly joyous. I met with longtime friends Roberta Berken, Barry Feldman, Naomi Gat, and...

Going Bananas for Baby Soren

Warning! Reader discretion is advised. This post contains some truly awful fruit puns. On the Spring Equinox, I visited my friends...

7 Favorite Clothing Relics from My Closet

If you hang out with me enough, you will discover that I am crazy about medieval literature and art, and fascinated by reliquaries: those...

Meet Textile Designer Claire Gohorel

It was during the early days of the Coronavirus that I first noted the designs of textile designer and anthropologist Claire Gohorel on...

Waistcoats, Jumper and 100 Poems

100 poems over 100 days. In March 2020, just at the start of New York’s Shelter-in-Place order, Rebecca Faulkner began sharing her poetry...

Celebrating a Milestone Birthday

Birthdays can be tough during the pandemic, especially one heralding a big milestone, but Sherene Gittens managed to have a very happy...

All Dressed Up on the Lower East Side

Getting all dressed up on a freezing winter day isn’t easy, but my one-time Lower East Side neighbors Andi Burnett and Jane Yeomans...

Red Velvet, Then and Now

My mother was a reluctant All Dressed, Nowhere to Go participant. While she has the most fabulous sense of style (and always has), she...

Visit With a Master Thrifter

I knew that my first All Dressed Up foray had to be to my friend Kathleen. She sets the gold standard for thrifting. Kathleen and I met...

A New Covid Ritual

Every day throughout Covid, I have gotten dressed before I sit down to write. And I don’t mean sweats. I really do it up: sequin shirts,...

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