November 30, 2011

A Thanksgiving Narrative

    There is much to be remembered of this past weekends excursion to Garrison to celebrate our third annual Thanksgiving among our friends.  But my favorite is of our excursion down the hill into the field to have our group photo taken by Jelle. There are many photgraphers among our group, professional and amateur... and thanks to the these amateur photographers, we were able to capture this adventure from all different angles.  

So the Sullivans, Midgleys, Warfields, Jung and Wagenaars– children and adults– all eagerly trekked in our nice clothes, through the tall grass and jumped, laughed and posed to document the event.

Leading the troops, Nick hauls the makeshift tripod out to the field

Jelle focuses in, and unsuspectedly becomes the subject

self portraits are always fun

capturing the photographers

capturing us

the Warfields

And of course, my Thanksgiving outfit: 
• Leopard jacket, from vintage store in Cold Springs
• Elizabeth and James Long black skirt, gift from Daniela
• Satin top by DarylK, Bond Street
• Necklace from Dear Fieldbinder, gift from Mark

November 28, 2011

Just In: Footage from my Fall Fashion Class

Here at last, the footage from our exclusive runway show, featuring the designers modeling their own priceless designs.  All the girls sat for makeup detail, and then perfected their own personal walk as they strutted the halls of ps261... our own little runway.

I feel so blessed to have worked with these little ladies. They all hold a special place for me.  I'm hoping they will all keep in touch, and won't forget me.  I'll be back. That's for sure! see it and more here.

November 17, 2011

It's Never too Late to Say I love you with a Gift!


A belated but beautiful birthday gift from my husband.  Just what this girl was coveting!  Thank you babe!

Just a note to say... I can NEVER get the name of this store right: Dear Fieldbinder.  I have one of these silly memory lapses and always say... Dear Freilander... oh well.  

Fieldbinder, Fieldbinder, Fieldbinder, Fieldbinder!!

November 14, 2011

Barefoot! Who me? Never!

Yes I am obsessed. But it's not my fault. I can't help that the shoes out this fall are hot. Or that a little vintage store happens to have a pair of fake snakeskin boots that fit perfect.   It's really not me.  Things happen!

Opposing Friends:
DarylK's Kerrigan Cowboy Boot.
Paul Smith's, wing tipped miller
"Everything a Man does, a Woman can do better!"

I've been looking for the perfect wing tipped "mans" shoe,
but wasn't satisfied till
I found these gems.

Highly Coveted.. finally scored.

Cute little walkable ankle boots- Blowfish Malibu, picked up at DNA on Smith.
The Perfect Platform wedge in suede with leather tipped toes and unique cut out on side- SENSO DIFFUSION-
Dear Fieldbinder on Smith Street.

The Prize:  $40.00 fake snakeskin boots found at
Sweet Little Vintage place in Cold Springs, New York
(Heavenly Treasures 93 Main St Cold Spring)

November 11, 2011

UPDATED: Daryl K's Occupy Wall Street Fall Sale!

Hey, I don't know about you, but I'd rather give my money to the designers than the brokers. But then again, my idea of an investment might not give me as good of a return, except to make me look stylish.

*** So I wanted to add.. For those of you who are confused about this... Let me explain something.  It is really hard for fashion designers to get their art/product out.  So much money is sunk into their hard work and never realized beyond one or two fashion shows, and great press.   And much of the money they do make goes right back into the production of their work.   It's super hard for them unless they get someone to finance them.  Life savings, student loans, money borrowed all go into producing their line.  And unless some big store like Barney's, wants it, then all that money is lost, and those clothes just sit on the racks, and the rest of the orders are never made.  And what do you think is happening right now during this horrible economy, and the miss use of funds, and then these big hot shots who walk away with big fat severance pays... Well?  Now you can understand what a designer would be doing out there marching with the rest of the Occupy Wall Street crowd?   

And incase you don't know what it's all about...  the Occupy Wall Street participants are mainly protesting social and economic inequality, corporate greed, corruption and influence over government—particularly from the financial services sector.

November 10, 2011

Summers Past Reminiscence: Mixing Patterns

Victoria displays an uncanny touch for mixing geometric, Indian and animal inspired patterns.

November 7, 2011

My Scary Halloween Round-up

My Demented Doll Part 2, Halloween Night

Halloween has always been one of my favorite times of the year.   I love dressing up, and always have. And Halloween is an excuse to really dress up and become someone or something else; an entity completely different than your self. 

Last year was hysterical; I dressed as Eddie and Victoria as Patsy from Absolutely Fabulous.  An original.   But this year Victoria had a fantastic party and everyone (almost) came dressed to the Nines.  I went as a demented soldier doll.   I wore these crazy contacts that had spirals in the center.  Really mad.  And pulled out my father's jacket and hat from West Point.  Tor was the Voodoo Priestess.  Hanna came dressed as a sexy man.   Daniela, a revolutionist!  So many great costumes and loads of fun.

Demented Doll Part 1: The Party

Demented Dolly with sons James Bond and Dancing Box Head from LMFAO videos

Voodoo Priestess and the Sexy Man

The Revolutionist

The Revolutionist and the Demented Dolly

Nick as a Sexy Karl Lagerfeld

Two Beauties

Nico the Gangster with the Demented Doll

The Joker and the Voodoo Priestess!

The Kids are alright

Boxhead Dancer

The Drink:  Dark and Stormy; 3 oz Ginger Beer, 2 oz Rum, 1/2 Lime, and plenty of ice.

November 2, 2011

4 Hot Boots from Anthropolgie

Every now and then I like to hit the Anthropologie website and browse their shoes and boots.  I love the designers they use, and the quality of the boots/shoes are fantastic.  So I present to you, my recent top 4 picks.  I will not be purchasing them, however, because I can't spend this much on shoes.  Right now.

Ilkka Booties, $328.00
These sexy little boots- I just adore. Really fun little heel, and the straps that criss-cross over the boot works for me.  Love that little platform in the front!

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Julienned Booties, $438.00
These are pretty basic.  But the flat wide straps that reveal hints of skin or tights, add a sexiness to an otherwise boring boot.

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Odds and Ends Belted Booties, $578.00
LOL. These are hysterical in their at the Rainbow on Sunset Boulevard circa 1980's look.  I have a soft spot for this look, in minimum, as I once walked that boulevard between 88-91.  Yeah, it was a fun time... boys with long hair, guitars strapped to their backs. The odd run-in with a member from Guns and Roses.  Girls who wore leggings as pants with leopard prints.  Ya that was me.  But these boots are made well, and fun.

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Open Studio Boots, $350.00

Well, come now. The scuff marks, the thin leather, chunky heel.  But it's the granny meets contractor boots that really makes me shake with glee.

November 1, 2011

Featured: The Fabulous Halloween Ghost Cake!

 Read all about it, on my other blog Tarts and Whiskey.

Tarts and Whiskey is a new blog I created which will contain all posts about... um well..  Tarts and Whiskey.. or Food and Drink... or Baking and Tarting...  You get the drift.  I'll let you know here when I Post there.