Saturday, January 23, 2016

Vraiment, je ne regrette rien.

Edith and my New Hat
On this Saturday night in January, the governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has ordered drivers in New York City off the road. We are in the midst of a snow storm with a total of 28 inches forecast by tomorrow.

We are nice and cosy in our apartment, having stocked up on provisions yesterday. And since we live in a cooperative apartment building, we have people to shovel and clear our sidewalks for us.

Amid this swirling maelstrom of white stuff, I would like to show you a hat that I just finished.
 The Edith Piaf doll is by
Hayley McCulloch.
I purchased it in 2012 from Hayley
as she and Abby Goodman were posted
outside of the New Museum with their
Hayley (on left) and Abby.
I thought it apt to quote from
Edith's signature song,
"Non, je ne regrette rien."
No regrets.
 I am happy to have found a way to
showcase Hayley's dolly for
everyone to see.

Stay warm mes amis.

Listen to Edith, ici.

À Bientôt!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Color It 2016

Let's Remember Color
This year, let's remember color.

"Don't forget mink comes in bright green, bright yellow etc.

Also chinchilla comes in many colors."

Memo from Mrs. Vreeland to Mrs. Mellen
April 17, 1969
 Mrs. Vreeland, how is this for color?
Richard Cramer and I at the
Textile Study Group of New York event.
The incredible Idiosyncratic Fashionistas
gave a lecture this evening to the group.
Sue Kreitzman, who never forgets color,
Valerie of the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, et moi.
I am wearing the Neo Geo print tunic of my
own design and a hat by Lola.
Color on Elke and Jean.
Elke Kuhn with Jean of The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas
at our B Bar brunch.
 Color at brunch on New Year's Day.
The inimitable Jean and Valerie aka The
Idiosyncratic Fashionistas, organized this
fabulous brunch at B Bar.
Richard and I coordinated our colors.
On Richard, shirt from Coton Doux.
On me, dress by Madame Matovu and hat by Matta.
With us: Antonia and Elke.
What a great way to start 2016.
Let us bring more color to our lives.
And P.S., the buttermilk pancakes were fantastic.
Thanks to Denton Taylor for these photos.
B Bar on the Bowery Blowout!
L to R: Front Row: Charlotte, Jean, Valerie, Judy, Elke & Richard.
Second Row: Robin, Christine (X), Denton, Sue, Antonia, Carol, Diana & Teresa.
Bonne Année!