Month: October, 2012


I’m going to buy the whole box for $20 and sell these outside Pier 59 Studios on the West Side Highway. My target market is hard up hair stylists and Queens with wig emergencies. Advertisements

H&M Collaborations and Mayhem

Margeila’s H&M collaboration is exactly what a fan would want from Margeila.  This is an up close look: MargeilaXH&M.  I’m really impressed with the breadth of the product line, plus, there are so many covetable pieces within it. Which kinda makes me sad.  I never took part in the Hunger Game that is H&M designer collaboration debut shopping.  I hear the stories- the late night queuing, the tickets, the item limits.  And once you get in the store, either the frantic elation of snagging the piece you were dying for while narrowly avoiding a queen’s elbow in your eye or the stinging realization that nothing you came for is there anymore.  Then, there’s what goes down on Ebay.  With it’s jacked up prices, forgoing the actual line for a virtual one diminishes the shininess of the bargain.  However,  for those who were able to buy a bit of the dream, there is that smug joy in seeing what you just bought going for multiples of what you just spent. You think “I cannot believe what they are trying to sell this for and I got it for nothing!” Nothing? Really? What you saved in dollars you paid in sweat (or should I say sore feet) equity. For me? Ummm…..nahhhh.

Though I have felt a tad regretful and envious of those who have, say, a Lanvin dress that I swear looks just like a Lanvin dress but is H&M,  I still have no regrets. Besides the left over /picked over pieces that may remain,  my only hope is that the H&M in Riverhead will get some of the collection and that the locals just won’t get Margeila…..so I will!  That is how I got my McQueen for Target trench coat for $20. The South Setauket Greatland Target- hell yeah! How’s that for envy?!  So, until I trek out to a far off H&M searching for disregarded discount genius, I am going to have to embrace the pair of suede ankle boots passed on to me by my GramE. They have a Margeila- esque clear wedge heel though they predate Margeila (1980’s Timothy Hitsman). Unfortunately, one of the signature heels snapped off.  I am currently testing my luck with Liquid Nails.  DIY ingenuity, far off quests and cutthroat shopping- what we go through for a little amazingness……


What’s amazing? Why amazing?

“Amazing” has it’s own connotations to me.  Amazing is more special, more unique,  more nuanced than just “wow that’s cool”.  It is a specific kind of “wow” that is more than just “cool”.  It is something that makes me stop and say….”that’s amazing”.  The exact meaning of this kind of amazing is hard to describe in words.   Images are much better at that. But…wait… I can’t use the images that I want unless I ask for permission? Uh! You know that’s not going to happen (both me sending an email every time I want to use an image and the unlikely instance that I will even get a response let alone a yes).  I am not being pessimistic, I am just being lazy.

The original plan for this blog was for me to post images of mostly fashion stuff that makes me stop and say “oh my God, that is amazing”.  As the content would be probably predominantly be from runway shows and images posted on other blogs, me reposting those images here is asking for trouble.  I am one scaredy-cat, goody-two-shoes, law abiding citizen that does not want to get sued. However, I am one scaredy-cat, goody-two-shoes, law abiding citizen who may not be able to resist posting a few images she shouldn’t but will gladly take down if asked.  That being said, I am going to do my best to feature my own original pics of amazingness and will have to give non illustrated commentary on things I cannot use images for.  Like my previous post about Dries Van Noten.  Not optimal but I will have to make due. You never know, something new, creative and interesting may result from this little constraint.

Gosh, I love Lanvin

Gosh, I love Lanvin

Lanvin reptile-licious lace ups. Thank you Friends and Family sale for making my dreams from last fall/winter come true.

THE Anna

Though Anna Piaggi passed months ago, she cannot go without mention as she was the epitome of amazingness.


Dries Van Noten Spring 2013 RTW

Of all the times I fell in love while looking at the S/S shows,  I loved you, Dries the most.  Made me want to run into my closet and mix like a maniac.  It all screams 90’s (could that be an homage to “The Dude” with those robe looks? ) but it is oh so modern with the layering, mixing and contrasting of patterns and textures, masculine and feminine.  It’s so him, it’s so now, it’s so then and it’s soooooooooo cool!!


Hello world!

This is what I see around me that I think is just………amazing.