Laurel Marcus
Laurel Marcus

OG journo major who thought Strunk & White's "The Elements of Style" was a fashion guide. Desktop comedienne -- the world of fashion gives me no shortage of material.

When Airports Were Runways for the Stylish

Airport style – it didn’t use to be an oxymoron like “jumbo shrimp.” After being grounded (like most people living through the pandemic) for an entire year, I recently hopped a flight…

FGI’s Panel On Upcycling Reinvigorates

Was Scarlett O’Hara one of the first upcyclers? “I just saw this in the window and couldn’t resist,” Carol Burnett famously deadpanned in a skit as she pranced around in those iconic…

Panel Discussion: Fashion & the First Lady

“Fashion is nonpolitical and nonpartisan,” Oscar de la Renta (who dressed nearly every first lady of the last half-century) famously said. On Friday afternoon I was invited to watch a Zoom presentation…

Fashion Gift Guide For The Holidays

No galas! No luncheons! No endless outfit changes! No rushing around like a headless chicken trying to juggle everything into a two week period of non-stop festivities! Nothing that actually signals the…

Liz Lee: Modeling a Life Well Lived

“It was always Mister Beene, Monsieur Saint Laurent,” so explains Liz Lee in her upcoming book. She was for over twenty years house model and muse to the late Geoffrey Beene. “Only…

Is it A No-No To Wear Kimono?

Who am I? I rose to popularity in the 17th century as the principal item of dress for Japanese men, women, and children, (my name translates as “thing to wear”). I retained…

Beauty & The Virtual Beast

“Today was a total waste of makeup.” Who would have thought that a t-shirt slogan could encapsulate our sentiments in the face of the Coronavirus? The past ten weeks saw many relaxing…

Unprecedented Presents for Mother’s Day

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented gifts – here are a few suggestions that will have your Mom marking the occasion in a style as unique as she is. The best news is…