Fashion is more than the fancy frocks one puts on to avoid walking around in one's birthday suit. It provides untold creative freedom for one's soul, the ability to produce a garment for which the body can serve as a canvas, is beyond creative.
It's hard to believe it's been two years. When the earthquake struck Haiti, it had a ripple effect that changed countless lives, including mine. I've discovered a new purpose, to be an ambassador -- a cheerleader -- for this country.
For me, Fashion Week started with The Row on Friday. It is amazing to see how much Mary Kate and Ashley have evolved. The collection stayed true to the silhouettes they normally use, and color-wise, the collection included lots of whites.
How does a woman veteran resettle into society? She's either shut off or exhausted her sensitivity in order to serve and survive. She's put her life on hold and has seen so much that the rest of us can't even imagine. She's not the same person she was before. She can't be.