Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ta Da!

Opening Ceremony, the international concept boutique, has gone e-commerce! Great news for those who cannot frequent the store monthly when they change out inventory (hmm, do you think Target was inspired by them in their Go! International collections?).

The real reason I am writing this blog is to celebrate the Saddle Shoe. Love it! I used to really really enjoy the men in college who rocked the brick soled buck saddle shoes. Give me a man in saddle bucks and a BD Baggies shirt. My friend Blaine Richardson from Mississippi rocked this look like I cannot even tell you. He is a men's style icon in my memory; I can still hear his gravely deep voice and southern drawl.

Opening Ceremony is sharing their slightly more cool-i-fied version of the saddle shoe; sleek and defined for the dapper man of the 21st century. I am glad it is being celebrated somewhere and somehow. And I have to say, I love the navy/latte suede combo. Now where are those vintage BD Baggies, boys?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Learning to Count

Here's a little treat. Click on the link to Sesame Street's Pinball Count fromYouTube. You'll sing it all day...
Now we need itunes to get this tune online. If anyone knows where I can download this stone groove to my ipod, please share.

Also, this blog tells the whole story of the Pinball Number Count, from the composer's notes to the animation. It's such a solid bit of our pop culture, and even now when I count to twelve I cannot help but hum a little.

1,2,3,4!5!,6, 7,8,9,10...11, 12---

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Rewards for a Winter

These are just some of the trophies I should be allowed to aquire for surviving what is turning into a brutal uphill battle of bitter windchills, ice patches, and random snowshowers.

And with the dream of bulbs bursting forth from the frozen tundra...we march out some of the Spring bags. If nothing more they are a beacon on a frigid sunlit day of warmer
times to come. Tokens of Spring. First in a series of many, I am sure.
Both bags are Miu Miu and available at Net-A-Porter (who delivers in NYC within the same DAY if you time it right).

Monday, February 2, 2009


I feel like I have no teeth and no horn shaped jewelry at all without owning this little beauty.

Circa 1970...designer unknown (nice work if you know who you are)...diamond and 18k.

Quintessential 1970s. A 70% Cocoa Brown shiny draped cocktail dress + the ring shown above = SILLY GREAT STYLE.

Available for 4,600 American Dollars at 1st Dibs.

p.s. The dealer is from OHIO. Yes, that is what I said. See, chic things can come from OHIO (even though it did not originate there I am sure).