Loretta Barnard

Know Who You’re Googling: Coco Chanel

Born on this day, August 19, in 1883, we break out the Little Black Dress to honor the birthday of the peerless fashion colossus, Coco Chanel.   The little black dress – one of the greatest fashion innovations of the last hundred years or more. Every woman has at least one (or should have). It’s a wardrobe staple: simple, elegant, versatile, ... Read the full article
Loretta Barnard

Loretta Barnard is an Australian freelance writer and editor who, in a long career, has done almost everything possible in the book publishing industry. These days she actively pursues her love of music, literature and theatre, and is something of wannabe roving ambassador for the creative and performing arts.

Extremist Movie Debate: The Dark Tower

In Extremist Movie Debate, Alex and Joe’s true feelings about the movie do not matter. They flip a coin to decide who loves it and who hates it. This episode? The Dark Tower.