H aving lived through the rise of postmodernism and watched its ironic, pop-art treatment of classical forms filter through the culture - to the point where every strip mall was designed with a flattened pediment over the entrance - I never expected to feel any sympathy for that unfortunate architectural style.
I recently turned 29, which is the first birthday (for women) that people start consoling you over. But I wasn't bummed at all. I love cake. And I'm not afraid of getting older. I want to live forever.
The return of the dinner jacket brings with it a new appreciation of one of menswear's swankiest accessories.
Lapel pins are undergoing a crafty revival as artisans fashion felt, ribbon, and organza into faux flowers perfect for pinning. This spring, look for the confident and well-coiffed dude to add a dose of petaled, pastel pizzazz to tuxedo jackets and linen blazers.