My pal Francis was in town a bit ago. We did lots of fun things, like shopping with Agyness Deyn--OK, we saw her in a bookstore, but she was shopping, and we were shopping, so it counts. And YES, a bookstore! The kind that only has books! She wasn't getting coffee, they don't have any! Good thing, because it would be a real strain on our imaginary friendship with Agyness if she wasn't a well-rounded person.
We also went to the Whitney Biennial and had the same favorites:
Aurel Schmidt, Master of the Universe/Flexmaster 3000
Storm Tharp, Miss Cloud.
Minotaur made of cigarettes, beer cans, and pretty flowers? Weird blurry woman wearing fur, ribbons, and more pretty flowers? WIN.
But back to the shoes. Went to Beacon's Closet, and Lou and the girl working at the shoe case developed such a deep and meaningful relationship while Francis was looking around that she was willing to fish through the back of the case and find these Miu Mius in my size. True, they are not THE Miu Mius of the moment, and I guess they're out of season, but I don't care, it feels like fall today anyway and with my pathetic store credit they were under 25. I love the flowers and the heel. Thanks Lou!
Miu Miu suede floral applique pumps, Darimeya dress, Madison Marcus leather jacket.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
A dark cloud hung heavy over my life the past few months because I badly wanted a perfect pair of go-to-hell pants. I could find nothing. Loud prints and floppy legs marched through my dreams.
There seems to be some confusion as to what, exactly, go-to-hell pants are. Internetz research leads me to vaguely believe the term came from the Preppy Handbook or Bonfire of the Vanities. To me it means wide legs and an, er, emphatic, print.
Thanks to a tip from the delightful Joelle Van Dyne, I was able to get these, and I am so happy with them. I'm fussy about prints and I love this one.
Nearly all the pictures were out of focus, but I think the gods were intervening on my behalf--the vintage bed jacket I am wearing only buttons at the top, so I tied it at the waist. In retrospect, that was not the best idea. Only a back view this time, but the pants will definitely be making more appearances soon.
Dries Van Noten silk rose print wide leg pants, vintage bed jacket, Frye Iris sandals, vintage bakelite cuff.