Today is the first day of Spring. It's sunny and chilly here in New York. Yesterday was the day before the first day of Spring. Rainy and cold. Under the gray sky, I decided to walk to Soho, perhaps to relieve the sameness of the apartment and to perk myself before tackling an essay for French class.
This arresting painting is on the wall
outside of a restaurant at Broome and Allen Streets.
I like the color-block style
coupled with the grotesque.
I came across this 1990's Todd Oldham dress
at pinkclouds for a grey day
a vintage shop...
Hope she can run in those platforms.
A Spring green, the color of crocus shoots, with a delicate print of shells.
on a pinkclouds hanger.
It's not vintage, just looks like it.
My thanks to Kylie Peterson of pinkclouds.
at The Cafe on Broome Street:
and head up to Uniqlo,
There I find Ines de la Fressange installed.
She has created a special line for the
Japanese casual wear brand.
I sort of like the flower-patterned dress, but I think
it would look like a schmatta on me.
In general, I don't like dainty patterns.
Ines is the former muse of Karl Lagerfeld and modelled for his brand, Chanel. She grew up in an 18th c. mill outside of Paris, and is the granddaugther of Suzanne Lazard, the heiress to the Lazard banking fortune. She now has her own chain of clothing stores.
In it she tell us that "a Parisian breathes the
air du temps and puts it to good use...
She is somewhere between rocker and
À mon avis, these clothes lean more to the ho-hum.
I'm here with Alice Carey at a tea party at
Debra Rapoport's apartment.
Photo by Nonnie Balcer
I end up at Dean & Deluca, the splendid gourmet shop.
Could those be peonies?
And finally -- a little off the beaten path, but so interesting.
A collaboration between Isaac Mizrahi
and Kleenex for those darling little
tissue boxes ...
Vous avez du style!