Saturday, June 14, 2008

Stuff I'm Loving Right Now.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces at the moment.

You probably recall that I was wearing a flapper hat back in October when Isaac Miz. asked me about it. Well, I still love flapper hats. The red one here is straw. Happily, it is the kind of straw that one can wear year-round, since it is a nebulous, fabulous looking fabric. Pop on a bit of red lipstick and yes, you will be fired up and ready to go.

The authentic black and silver flapper hat here is an amazing find, even to me (haute price notwithstanding). It had the original, crumbly paper Made in France tag on it. The interior is delicate mesh and it slips easily onto an average-sized head. As far as I'm concerned, skip the jewelry and wear an authentic flapper hat made of real silver. 

The vintage Zandra Rhodes dress has already been sold at Petria Boutiq. The buyer was Patrick Robinson, formerly of Perry Ellis and Paco Rabanne fame and currently, chief of Gap. Gap is looking good these days.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Walton Ford Opening, Paul Kasmin Gallery

On May 8, Great Barrington took a road trip to New York City to attend the Walton Ford's opening at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in Chelsea. Walton's sunny disposition found its way to the city, too in a well-fitted Paul Smith suit. Trendy acid green shirt, too.

Spectator pumps (Nine West's take on Chanel), big woven bags (Bottega style), metallic silver boots, skintight biker jackets, fishnet black pantyhose (with a nod to Prince), fedoras (Amy) and all manner of sartorial goodies added to the atmosphere of really good eye candy.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Where Have All The [Hippies] Gone?

Posted in front of the Village Voice offices.

Frankly, I'd rather know where all the hippies and artists have gone. 

Other People's Dogs 1.

I enjoy other people's dogs. This one is in SoHo, in front of a shiny, new public library (but for the new graffiti) near the Puck Building.

One of the people I met on this day for dogs handles two huge dogs for a living. Wow. Bow wow wow. Nice woof if you can get it!

Petria Playing Tourist in Her Own Backyard.

When I'm actually a tourist, I'm sure I have one of those vibes I so often chuckle at in others: heightened awareness, heightened friendliness, heightened happiness. Why not be curious always?

Here I am, in my own backyard asking someone to photograph me for a possible small book about shoes (my rosa mosa shoes are not in this picture). That's the very vintage Brooklyn Bridge in the background.