A fashionista’s advent & few of My favorite christmas things

Christmas is my favorite time of year. It is a season that captures all the senses: festive colors in ornaments and bright lights, sounds of carols and bells, the fragrance of spiced candles and cinnamon, delicious cookies and toasty hot cocoa, and various textures that range from soft & plush to natural materials like twigs. […]

The language of fashion

Fashion designer Miucca Prada wisely noted, “what you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today when human contacts go so fast. Fashion is instant language.”  In this technological, fast-paced world, fashion can function as an instant language.  Fashion is a tool that lets you express who you are as a person, […]

When worlds collide: intellect & style

One of my favorite Audrey Hepburn movies is Funny Face, costarring the graceful dancer, Fred Astaire. Audrey plays Jo Stockton, an intellectual bookworm who works at a bookstore in Greenwich Village. One day a fashion entourage bursts into Jo’s bookshop to shoot a magazine spread, which turns Jo’s world literally upside down.  The bookshop is […]

Summer in the summa: Question 2 “The Existence of God”

As a former Philosophy major, this question along with the problem of evil and free will, has been of great interest to me. God’s existence is an important question to seriously consider, and it inevitably affects all humans whether they affirm God’s existence or not. Aquinas masterfully tackles this behemothic question and starts with:“we can […]

Summer in the Summa: Question 1

Aquinas begins his inquiry into the nature of sacred doctrine by addressing the question in Article 1, “whether, besides Philosophy, any further doctrine required?”  Aquinas responds that, “Scripture, inspired of God, is no part of philosophical science, which has been built up by human reason. Therefore, it is useful that besides philosophical science, there should […]