Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Toughs of One America

Whether profiled against a backdrop of blue-painted walls or of the sky itself, two toughs sheathed in grave black clothing dance, in boots with high-stacked heels, a solemn dance- the tango of evenly matched knives- until suddenly, a carnation drops from behind an ear, for a knife has plunged into a man, whose horizontal dying brings the dance without music to its end. Resigned, the other man adjusts his hat and devotes the years of his old age to telling the story of that clean-fought duel. That, to the least and last detail, is the story of the Argentine underworld. The story of the thugs and ruffians of New York has much more speed, and much less grace.

-Jorge Luis Borges

One of the Masters of the short story. Gracias Jefe.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

NY in Autumn

New York City is an amazing place to find oneself in the autumn. The changing of seasons reminds me of hollow cicada shells. We can, free from prior restraint, borne of the falling leaves, change.

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Minor Bird

I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.

-Robert Frost

I love Robert Frost- he is my Autumn poet.

Friday, September 10, 2010

WHIT Presentation 9.9.10 contd.

Photo By: George Chinsee
from: wwd.com

Kate Spade Smitten With Niece Whitney’s WHIT Show

“Oh my God, it was insane. I mean, seriously, I have chills,” said Kate Spade of her niece Whitney Pozgay’s first formal presentation of her line WHIT, which took place at Ceco this afternoon. “It’s just so pulled together, it really is. It’s so directional. I mean, it’s not all over the place, which I think when you’re young, it’s so hard to keep it as tight as she did. I just hope I can get into some of these pieces.” The label’s second collection encompassed a lot of wearable separates, most of which you could easily envision on downtown fashionistas hanging out at CafĂ© Habana. Looks included army-colored shorts paired with a drapey, short-sleeved sweatshirt in heather gray, a nautical-looking navy jumper, and many a printed turban. A fun, pink short suit set in a block print was a bit reminiscent of Kate’s preppy aesthetic. Does the now-retired designer or her husband, Andy, who was also in attendance, offer any creative advice? “None, and she doesn’t want it,” Kate said. “We let her do her thing. It’s very Whitney.”

By: Randi Eichenbaum
from: nymag.com

WHIT Presentation 9.9.10

Photo By: George Chinsee
from: WWD.com

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Binder Clip Necklace

An Idea for a necklace:

Binder Clips- make a binder clip with Gold as the body and silver as the latches.

Thursday, September 2, 2010