The Variety Page…Behind the Scenes

A glimpse behind the scenes of what goes on during a runway show. The casting calls, fittings, hair and make up, waiting, waiting, and more waiting. You’ve really have to enjoy the whole process to be able to sit through the slow parts. To me, it’s worth it. I love the images that appear. I love the vibe, the music, the excitement. It is, after all, a Fashion Runway Show!

This is just a taste. I will continue to serve up more ‘behind the scenes’ as time goes by. PH







The Variety Page…Gitane.


Wandering down Claude Lane the other day, I met this fine young man taking a break from his dailies as a chef at Gitane.

He was so reclusive, he almost disappeared into the background. ‘Pardon me, but may I take your photo for the VSR?  What’s that? It’s a style blog, etc…

Yes.  Are you a chef at Gitane Yes.  I like your solid black sleeve work. Was that intentional? Yes.

A man of few words. Seems appropriate really.



The Lamppost Presents…Maurizio Ceccarelli


One of my main desires of this blog is to meet and spotlight artists/creatives while I roam the streets in search of style and fashion. Seeking out random conversations under ‘The Lamppost’, I am truly amazed at what reveals itself to me and I love every minute of it!

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Maurizio Ceccarelli.


Signor Ceccarelli embodies this experience to a laser point. I saw his look, I saw the orange background and I knew this was going to be good.



Little did I know what was in store for me. This man’s art is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! He showed me a few pics on his iPad, but his website is where the treasures lie.

Go there now. Stay there forever.


Basquiat, Bearden, and Warhol have saved a well earned seat for you at the end of your days. Bravo!

Maurizio Ceccarelli

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Women…Ginger Side of Life.

Ginger Side of Life

I met Chelsea and Jess recently at Banana Republic’s ‘Room 7′ launch. They immediately stood out from the crowd. As you can see, they compliment each perfectly in color, style and form. They have obviously done this before. Check out their blog – Ginger Side of Life. It’s really cool! Clean and simple, no fuss no muss. Straight to the point. How refreshing is that! I can’t wait to see more from these two beautiful ladies!

Truly, the Ginger Side of Life is the right side to be on!