Friday, December 28, 2007

Giles Deacon

D and I are currently obsessing over all kinds of chunky knits and winterwear. These previous posts just reminded me of Giles Deacon's Fall 2007 Collection. All the amazing knits - pretty fabulous, I think. And notice the headwear - making me weepy during the holidays.

D, I can't wait to see you this weekend!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

More Funky Chunkies...

Loved the pics from Paris!!!!! I didn't know you went...btw, am planning to see you in NYC next weekend, and can't wait.

I had a couple of pics to add to your Funky Chunkies piece from last week (oh, and the So Cold Your Ears Are Going to Fall Off commentary, don't you just love winter....)

I'll be sporting my new Mischa Lampert when I come see you in the Big Apple for pre-New Year Festivities! D-in-Beantown's pics for the winter, whilst I dash through the snow, on a one-horse open sleigh:

Prorsum, by Burberry:
Chunky beanie, by Burberry:

Friday, December 21, 2007


More holiday cheer from the winter issue of Marie Claire Idées (my new favorite magazine). Happy Holidays everyone!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Winter Calm

That nor'easter is here - just in time to possibly delay my morning flight out to California. Okay, no stressful thoughts. How about some calming Christmas images? Images of exterior holiday decorations? From the current Winter issue of Marie Claire Idées.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Funky Chunkies

Did anyone see "a stitch in time" in this month's Marie Claire? Styled by Tracy Taylor and photographed by Diego Uchitel on location in the Kingdom of Bhutan. You're in the Himalayas - and it's cold. Of course you're thinking fasyon. Some of my favorites:

Giles Deacon scarf (Beautiful. Pro: will provide ample personal-space barrier during rush hour. Con: a heavy piece that will surely get caught between the subway doors.)
Alessandro Dell'Acqua cardigan (I adore this piece)
Twinkle by Wenlan scarf (who will show me how to knit something like that?)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Tamar Mogendorff

I'd like to live in the world of Tamar Mogendorff's creations. I was walking past ABC Carpet & Home recently, and I really should have just climbed up into that window display and settled in. Will that kind of infraction bar my visa application to Tamar world?

Image from Erica Tanov Holiday Shopping Event invite.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christian Lacroix. Histoires de Mode

Les Arts Décoratifs invited Christian Lacroix to present his first retrospective--to commemorate his twenty years in fashion. Having the museum's massive fashion holdings at his disposal and, of course, his own House's collections, Lacroix has mounted a historical fashion expedition. This is one man's personal take on the history of fashion. The exhibit is organized around themes: black and white, polka dots, colour, Hispanisme, Liturgie, etc., and shows the evolution of each theme through the ages.

To say that the exhibition is a visual feast is to state the obvious. If you are a fashion nerd like me, you will be clapping your hands and jumping up and down, albeit secretly (although I couldn't help myself in front of the Liturgie section), at the exquisiteness of it all: the delicate fabric, beading, embroidery; the bold color, cut, graphic; the fierce hat, headpiece, veil; the disturbing symbolism, vanity, ostentation. Sigh. I want to go back.

The book accompanying the show can be found here.

Christian Lacroix, Histoires de Mode, Le musée des Arts décoratifs; 8 novembre 2007 - 20 avril 2008.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Random Paris Shots

Jardin des Tuileries
Les macarons from Ladurée
Tour Eiffel
Le Petit Châtelet
Eco Bag from Colette
The Louvrerue Grétry
Gerhard Richter

Monday, December 3, 2007

Random Paris Shops

I took these photos early last week, when Christmas was only slowly starting to pop-up all over Paris.

At La Droguerie.
Ohnona. An atelier boutique on r de Marivaux.
I loved this display of cuffs and collars.
At Tartine et Chocolat. Does anyone else love their children's fragrances?

Absolutely stunning flowers at Sébastien Mengozzi on av George V. Vanna White was stateside, so here is John.

Hats at Hermès.
Librairie Polonaise on bd St Germain.

Galaries Lafayette

Sunday, December 2, 2007

So cold that you feel your ears are going to fall off...

To the rescue:
Neck-warmers in baby suri alpaca and chunky alpaca/wool from pip-squeak chapeau, etc.
Cowl-neck scarf from Michael Kors.
Cashmere balaclava from

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Asiatica by way of Kansas

Based in Kansas City, with trunk shows traveling around the country, Asiatica arrived in Brooklyn today via a mailed holiday greeting, aka, very pretty catalog. Some of my favorites:

Aoki Ryota silver lined porcelain bowl
Five Japanese papier-mache puppies
Reiko Ishiyama oxydized silver bracelet

Monday, November 19, 2007

Supermodel Sofa

Tell me about yourself. Canapé a la Reine by Phillipe Coudray.
Tell me about your look. I can never run away from my Louis XV roots, but I'm all about fashion, you know? I'm always thinking of new and bold combinations to create something fresh and exciting.
What are you wearing today? I wanted to out-Paul-Smith Paul Smith. This is the Jura Stripe Velvet from Watts of Westminster. Isn't it fabulous?
Quite stunning. How do you deal with all the attention? How do I deal with it? What's to deal with? I love attention!
What do you like to do when you're not working? I love to curl up with a nice book - in some cold and drafty corner of the family castle. Right now I'm reading The Social Contract by Rousseau.

Thank you, Bloesem!

Imagine our shock when we found out that Bloesem, one of our favorite blogs, had included us in their "recently discovered" list. Bloesem is an unfailing source of the most wonderful works of art, pieces of craft, home furnishings, and other beautiful items.

Thank you so much, Irene! We're tickled! D did a couple of cartwheels to the Culture Club's I'll Tumble 4 Ya. I ate a coconut cupcake to celebrate (okay, okay, I nimbled on two more when I got home) and listened to the original cast recording of Pippin. Yay!

Friday, October 19, 2007

more minä perhonen

The fall/winter collection is making me swoon. I know, I'm obsessed. Obsession - that's the way I roll.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Goodbye, summer... minä perhonen

I only knew of minä perhonen from its collaboration with Fritz Hansen, so designer Akira Minagawa's clothing collection is such a wonderful discovery. Light, delicate, refined - now I don't want summer to end.