Sunny summer day in NYC. Long maxi dresses in the windows on Madison.
IN YOUR EASTER BONNET
Spring is here! It’s still a bit chilly out, but nothing a trench coat can’t protect me from. And since I’ve learned from my last physical I’m vitamin D deficient (apparently rampant among New Yorker’s…does this make me an official New Yorker???) Here’s what Madison Ave. is looking like…COLORFUL and ready for Easter. Which I LUUUUUV. Since dying my hair red, I’ve been very drawn to brights. So these trends make for a stylish bunny basket. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Today is Mickey Mouse’s birthday. I know this because I dated a man who’s birthday is today as well, and he really liked to point out that it was also Mickey Mouse’s birthday. This gentleman thought he had a lot in common with Mickey—was loved globally by millions, was the king of the kingdom, and a charmer who had the power to make mops dance. The only thing that he had in common with Mickey Mouse: HEIGHT.
He wasn’t my prince. But I still believe in happily ever after, and we all should, especially when we can create fairy tales around us by stepping into the right shoe. Since it’s turning too cold in NY to walk to my office, I looked back on many of my walks to work (which will resume in the spring), and saw how fashion runs true to the whimsical and resplendent tales that filled our childhood. Using Annie Leibovitz’s Dream Campaign portraits for Disney, as well as some of her Vogue campaigns, see how the windows I saw this year mirror our favorite once upon a time characters. When you stop and look around, you can see and be grateful for the fairy tale surrounding you.
BRRRR (it’s getting chilly in NYC), and we fell back an hour this past weekend. It will be pitch black by 5 p.m., and Madison Ave is also black.
I love New York on summer afternoons when everyone’s away. There’s something very sensuous about it – overripe, as if all sorts of funny fruits were going to fall into your hands.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
Purple Haze! My favorite color.