Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween and Fashion???????

Its a few days before Halloween and the Lower East Side are filled with people putting together something for Halloween

I found these adorable hats from Sud bury Mass. Frogs Penguins Sharks Monkeys and Cats.
Lions Tigers and Bears !!!!!! ala The Wizzard of Oz.

The husband and wife team worked on 3 great design points.

#1 There is a plastic button that makes the hat fit a child and when the button is let out -It will fit an adult --or a growing child.

#2 The fleece is soft , warm , and colorful red blue green yellow --

#3 The hats are washable!!!! Yea!!!! Mom's love that. Maytag and Woolite friendly

I have them in the window as my slash Halloween / contribution to the night.

all you need is a black sweat shirt and jeans and your a shark ---then the hat can be used this winter

for real- Snow and rain friendly.

Happy Halloween to everyone -

I'm giving out candies (economy candies) to the tons of little people that fill up my doorway and smile at me every year.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Women at the crosswalks of New York

I have been walking into stores all week in New York
Uptown -Soho- Mid-town & around L.E.S.
It seems people still want that retail experience .

New York knows how to make shopping an experience. Fashion--- fun and more fun.........
I got an idea for a new book--Women at the crosswalks of New York ---
I get to the crosswalk and look around me . At any given moment I see women dressed for sport, lunch, or just going on an errand. I saw an 80 yr old with cluster clips that were going up her ears like Lena Horne. I just smiled at her and she knew it was a look of approval because she smiled back with that " Told Ya So " warmth.
I younger gal had a big belt on with a Hugh silver snake head that matched the snake tattoo on her forearm.
I love New York women!!!!!! Out of the cars and onto the pavement runways of Manhattan

I love the women who can pull off accessories to make their clothes look better. The sun shines in their hair and through their earrings. Shoes are so important for comfort ----- that its become an art form---- or an Olympic category ----on how to change your shoes in the ladies room , when you get there.

I love the grey/black/tan clothes on Madison ave. They are perfect for the things Galleria J.Antonio is showing this fall.

Less is best or one big dramatic necklace . I am looking forward to going back to work and helping my customers trim last years garments with this years treasures.

I better get back to work speaking of trim--yours truly has been hitting all the new places to nosh on the lower east side.