Old Is The New New… Or The New Knew…

  I deeply love antiques… I love things vintage… including hand-made relics and also other materials, some for clothing and furniture, that bring us to remember the beauty of times past… and remind us of the potential of the present… I’ve been spending a lot of my time creating… Creativity is what many, if not…

The Life In… Omniversal Life International (OLI)…

A passage into life… Omniversal Life International (OLI)… I founded OLI, a heart centered, cultural, innovative and inspirational academy and program several years ago, as an offshoot of my organization Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) and a collaborator with Partners In Goodwill (P.I.G.)… Wisdom In New Dimensions (WIND) is my parent organization focused on elevating…

A Wedding… Who… When… Where… What… Wow…

It’s winter here in New England, yet we are on the cusp of spring… The weather is absolutely amazing… It’s a perfect time to have a wedding… depending on what kind of weather you’d prefer for a wedding whether indoors or out… or it’s simply a perfect time to be inside of your own muse……

What Happened To My Memo… Polyester Isn’t A Sustainable Fiber…

Hey… Who forgot to send me a memo on sustainable fibers… before I started my eco-friendly, ethically made, sustainable clothing line… More than a year into starting my own signature collection clothing line, with several creations completed, I’m hearing and reading polyester and acrylic, two synthetic fibers, are not generally listed under the categories spoken…

Food and Fasting… A Higher Quality of Living…

It’s Monday afternoon… I am almost at the end of my 4 day fast… a fast that included my beloved family members… just a few of them for now… This particular fast will end this evening with a warm bowl of mom’s vegetable soup… We actually got to taste test (smile) mom’s vegetable soup last…

The reFashion of… Fashion… The Art of Versatility…

I have no idea what inspired my interest in harem pants… or when I actually started to like them… Today, I adore them… Maybe because of their versatility… Maybe because I was somehow persuaded (smile)… I’ve seen many harem pant designs throughout the years… I favor more those designed with the front and back crotch…

The Difference Between Prejudice and Preference…

LIFE IS GOOD… GOOD IS LIFE… My conversations centered around choice… Do I have a choice… Should I have a choice… What is my personal choice… Am I letting myself choose… Is someone else choosing for me… Here’s my input… Since childhood… I was taught the importance of exercising my own mind and heart… of…

DANA RONDEL… Signature Collection… Fashion Is Art…

Childhood Remembrances… I was still quite young when I started playing with fashion… I’ll say here… I began enjoying my play with clothing and accessories while in modeling school… maybe, my enjoyment began before this… it could’ve been when I started dressing-up in adult clothing at an even younger age… I was around eight or…

A Crinkle Is Not A Wrinkle… Within My Style Repertoire…

    HONEY BEE… SWEET BEE… BÉE YOU… AND I’LL BEE ME… I LOVE YOU BEEING YOU… AND I LOVE BEEING ME… At a very early age I was taught… self-presentation is important… the way I presented myself to myself, to others… and to the world… This wasn’t just a lesson taught by words… I…

Storage Stories and Timeless Fashion Finds…

Fashion is, plainly, a word to define a format or medium… Style is entirely You… It is how you feel… put into an expression… that happens to be tangible… ~ Dana Rondel   More adventurous forays through storage… Within the period of my family’s latest move, mom and I took the opportunity to once more sift through our…