Monthly Archives: March 2009

All Eyes on eBay

Grunge-tastic! I have a growing need for some combat boots. Any of these will do (Love the Ann Demeulemeester’s on the right and the Mike & Chris on the left):

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A Quick Venture to Brooklyn & Back

The Brooklyn Museum (just off the #2 train) is a favorite stop of mine, although a tad bit out of the way. Everything about the place is so relaxing and inspiring: the landscape, the architecture, not to mention the beautiful pieces inside. And so, on a brisk Saturday in February, I found myself once again swinging open those familiar glass doors. 

Immediately, I was struck by the huge, terrifyingly depressing and yet elegantly beautiful Rodin sculptures contrasted with the modernist, open, glass entry. 

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The Pianist's Hand

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Once inside, I was fascinated by this disintegrating canvas entitled Fallen Bierstadt by contemporary American artist Valerie Hegarty.

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Fallen Bierstadt

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And of course – this Bauhaus chair, which reminds me of an old friend of mine whose father is an architect. Her parents owned a couple of these chairs and as a 12-yr-old I thought what great fun it would be to climb on it. Needless to say, my friend and I were chewed out to the point of nausea. My only option now is to buy my own and sit, or lay, or climb on however I please. (Although I do appreciate the beauty of this chair much more than I did then)

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Until next time, my dear museum, until next time.

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The Land of Oz

Fashion week in New York is officially over. Now for a look back at some trends and my top American picks and then it’s off to Britannia. COLOR! It was interesting to see how the economy has shaped many designers’ collections this season. Some began on a somber note with dark neutrals, black, and grey. Yet others, like Marc Jacobs and Matthew Williamson stayed true to their whimsical personas and presented us with colorful gems that seemed to scoff at any claims of a recession.

Chris Benz F/W 09:

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Marc by Marc Jacobs F/W 09:

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Matthew Williamson F/W/09: Colors moving from sunrise to sunset. 

 

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Look at the way Thakoon and Richard Chai approach the fur-trimmed coat from totally different angles . . .

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. . . or a similar approach to the structured coat done by two completely different labels, Jil Sander and DKNY:

 

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A few collections I loved inside and out (I love my neutrals oh so much):

Derek Lam F/W 09:

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Jenni Kayne F/W 09:

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Yigal Azrouël F/W 09:

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And who can resist a little Vivienne Westwood?

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That’s all for now – can’t wait for Paris & Milan! I have become a slave to Style.com.

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