We are living in trying times with global unrest, economic downturns and environmental concerns. The world is getting very complicated and we are constantly dealing with life’s stresses.

I turn to fashion and the arts for my stress relieve. For me, fashion is a mode of expression to explore and express my own sense of style whether it be vintage finds, discount deals or luxury fashion. Fashion allows everyone no matter what their race, religion or ethnic origin to have their unique voice & style.

It is important to celebrate all the global beauty and unique senses of style. Miucciu Prada the co-founder of PRADA has a unique vision that incorporates vintage ideas into her fashion designs. She is an innovator that takes risks and paves the path for others to copy or emulate.

This season for glamorous Fall shoes she is showing feathers, with satin and gold embellishments in either black, pink or red.

These flights of fancy are a celebration of fun, life and whimsy. I feel with a simple black dress, jeans or pants you can make a major statement I have a fascination with feathers because to me they are lively and festive. I feel I can come out of my corporate world and with a pair of feathered shoes have my own flight of fancy!