Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Neverland: Our Latest Trip to Magazineland


Falling Down is Not Just a Movie                          with Michael Douglas

Way back in August, you may remember we did a posting about our meeting and style shoot with the wonderful young Russian milliner Iva Ksenevich.  (Don't remember?  Click here for that posting.)  We got an email from Iva just the other day telling us that her hats - and the IFs, in supporting roles - are on the cover of internet magazine Neverland.  That's a screen shot of the cover page, above.  But we'd love you to see the whole magazine, and our slide show feature, photographed by Francois Chartier.  For the slide show and introduction titled "In a Deep Color", click here.  We each wore a total of three of Iva's hats for the shoot.  Our first hats are above, on Neverland's cover; the other two are below.  Iva tells us we're also scheduled to appear in a European fashion magazine.  But no more about that for now, because that would be telling!

Falling Down is Not Just a Movie
with Michael Douglas

You know what they say: it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

Both of us have had some experience with falling and breaking bones, and we need all our fingers and toes to count all our friends and acquaintances who have at one time or another been there and done that.  Some of you, dear readers, also fall into that category, right?

So let's get serious for just a minute.

Brian Lehrer, host of The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, did a twenty minute piece on falling today, and we think you should listen to it.

Did you know, for example, that among seniors, falling is the leading cause of injuries that lead to death, and that 2.4 million seniors wound up in the emergency rooms across the U.S. in 2012 as a result of falls?  Some contributing factors are failing vision, hearing, and mobility.  If your sense of balance is compromised, or if you have fallen before, or if you take more than four medications, you are at greater risk for falling.  EXERCISE is a great way to cut your risks.  Tai chi is a great way to improve your balance.

Hafner says falling "changes your life in an instant."  Both of us can vouch for that.  Actually, we want your life to change in an instant.  But we want you to win the lottery, or publish your book, or patent an automobile engine that runs on solar energy.  We don't want you to fall.

To listen to a podcast of this program, click here.  Lehrer interviews New York Times health writer Katie Hafner, who recently wrote a two part series on falling after an extensive study.  For one of those articles, click here.  For Hafner's Steps to Avoid an Accidentclick here.



  1. Falling down is not for sissies! It hurts, and at a certain age, it's scary. Thank you for highlighting it. Glorious hats, too. xox

  2. You both look - fabulous - in the Neverland spread! And thanks for the falling link; too appropriate, since I had a bad fall last year - and just tripped on the stairs day before yesterday, thankfully with no ill effects. I will listen!

  3. In the winter when the sidewalks are icy, I am so much more terrified of falling and breaking something than I was, say, 10 years ago.

    I loved Iva's hats, especially the white one Valerie wears and the black mesh sculptural one on Jean, and you styled them perfectly. Why aren't other milliners falling over themselves to get you to model their creations??

  4. I did a project on seniors, falling, and the specific muscle groups and reaction times involved when I was in school, actually!

    One of the exercises I recommended for balance happened to me martial arts, so nice to see it getting the shout-out elsewhere!