Sunday, January 16, 2011

New York Trip - Part 1

These are my trusty combat boots. I wore them on my trip to New York last week and they sure came in handy. If I lived there, I would stay in them permanently in winter, no matter what else I was wearing. Snow, Ice, Water, Slush - no problem. We made tracks.

This is me on the first day of the ENK show. I wanted to model our jewelry and brought black dresses but decided that black would just be boring and any old jewelry can show up against a black background but with a wild print like this, if your pieces stand out then you have something there. The gamble paid off. The first day was a huge success. I felt like a popular girl at fashion camp. We had a crowd all day and I didn't have time to sit down at .

This dress is made in England from the 1970's. I am wearing it with a cashmere headpiece I made myself. Unfortunately I lost it on my last day, bummer. I am hoping to recreate it. It's really different and really cool. The belt is this great obi leather wrap belt I bought from the Gap about 12 years ago. It is my favorite belt out of my huge belt collection.

You can't see the jewelry well in this picture. I will post some pictures of it soon. It is really beautiful and I am so proud of being a part of creating it.

This is me on the second day. I think the sour look is because i was up at 7 am New York time.
4 am at home. It was rough but I trooped through. This is one of my favorite dresses I own. It's a 1960's mini dress with sheer silk sleeves. An incredibly mod piece. I am wearing the locket that was shown in this month's issue of Vogue. It is pretty exciting. I helped with the color choices for that collection and Swarovski and Vogue picked the piece along with a matching cuff, for an advertorial right in the middle of the magazine, page 47. We got really lucky. Free advertising is always nice.

I was so tired by day three , okay actually hungover from partying the night before, i didn't bother photographing my outfit that day. I wore a woven black raffia dress from the 1950's with a bow front. A really classic style.

In cool fashion moments, Iris Apfel was there and walked by. She was wearing an indian blanket sweater and looked fantastic.

I will post more pictures from my trip including my accidental shopping that occurred on my last day there. My mantra needs to be - No more clothes, but when in New York.....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy 2011 !!

We made it, another year. I am happy to say that, regardless of the weirdness surrounding us, everyone I have spoken to is optimistic about what 2011 has in store for us all.

This year instead of making New Year's resolutions that would require me to complete an entire life makeover i am simply choosing to improve upon the life I have - Make more stuff, write more, be kinder - to myself and others, Be healthier and live the life I am capable of. The best part of it all is that it only requires recognition of who I am and all of the love surrounding us.

I was going to write a list of do's and don'ts but I decided against it. I am almost too much in the mood to say yes to everything and anything I don't want, I will just shrug it off.

Instead here is a list of links to your horrorscopes.

Enjoy !

I am a big believer in this stuff. The planets just don't lie.

I am off to New York tomorrow for the trade shows. I will take lots of pictures and share them ASAP.