Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Full Circle-Skirt



I found a very cool clothing site today.
Not quite sure how I got there when I was supposed to be working....looking for props....... but you know how that happens.

I blame it on no caffeine.
I have been washing sour jelly beans down with green tea just to keep me awake.
Caffeine keeps my ADD in check.
Five days without black lightning and I'm a wanderer.

My find is... Steven Allen.

My hipster friends in Bklyn and The Village may say this is old news
but for someone that buys all her clothes at the thrift shop or online at JCrew
let's just say I don't get around new clothes on racks much.

What a freak flashback this Steven Allen. OYE!

I had some of this stuff.

Like going through those old plastic slipcovered photo albums of the 80s.



This is the only photo I could find of me wearing some cool vintage, this batik tuxedo blazer was not just for halloween (although here I am as my fave musician at the time, Mr. Buckwheat Zydeco-musical genius, in the ticket booth at my brother's nightclub circa 1988?) I wore that thing to death. Threads. It was originally from Trimingham's in Bermuda - I found it at Greenwich Thrift Shop.



I might have been wearing the vintage inspiration for this dress....



...when a boyfriend of mine hurt my feelings by telling me I dressed like his mom.
Hey ~ I liked vintage rayon floral print dresses.
So what if that horsehair like iron-on stuff they put in the lapels to make it stiff made my neck red.
Just throw a fur collar on.

Really great vintage was plentiful back then at the Port Chester Salvation Army.
Way before it was cool to wear dead peoples clothes.
There were lots of handmade dresses from the 50s and 60s and old madras blazers.
Cool nunlike shoes cast off from some old italian grandma were one of my favorite finds ever.

I loved the old cast-offs and still do.
They had a history.
Nothing mod for me, I saved that look for my sister-in-law
with all her cool neon freebies from Fiorucci. She was new wave cool.


I sported riding boots, ripped levis and tuxedo jackets. 50s dresses, peekaboo veiled hats and lace stockings. Ancient LLBean jackets. Duck boots. Cardigans. Ray Bans, aviators and wayfarers. Suspenders...backwards hiking up some old nantucket reds, rolled up, over a hanes V neck with Jack Purcells. Tuxedo Shirts. Lots of tuxedo shirts and leggings.

Damn, it's all coming back.
I am getting old but I still dig it.

I wish I still had some of those cool clothes but they were already well beyond their life expectancy when I found them.
I think I'll get a little something at Steven Allen.

How cute would this little dress look on the boat, over white capris, a tan, gold bangles and some nun shoes?

Steven Allen Izzy Dress
BONUS: Made in the USA.

what were some of your favorite fashions?


Friday, March 26, 2010

separated at birth?

Chet Baker

Chris Isaak

TAXing Times


Q: Why do I dislike paperwork so much?
A: because it is BOR-ing and tedious.

....unfortunately it is also necessary.


After getting audited last year,
I am hugely aware of how important it is to keep good records.
This is why I keep all my receipts. I have a lot of receipts.

This time every year I pull them all out of the XXL ziplocs I store them in and sort in to catagories....BORED enough yet? Who the heck cares? Nobody...especially me...
I find myself getting sidetracked every time I look out the window and see my garden explode in to bloom.

That is far more interesting....

here are some of my favorite shots and then I promise I will go right back to my taxes....


hellebore
hellebore
iris reticulata

Getting lost in Chet Baker while going through my files makes it a little less painful.
Oh, about the audit, I ended up getting a refund.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

why is the chicken funky?

get up on the good foot!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!!!!

YEAH!
Our first crocus popped open yesterday
what a great b'day present!

I've been alive enough years
to be able to say with some
authority
that March doesn't always
come in like a lion!

HAPPY SPRING!!!

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