August 22, 2012

DarylK Abstract Printed Silk Top!

I love this top. One of the collaboration prints Daryl's worked on with the New York artist Spencer Sweeney.   I was drawn to the feeling of energy, the mix of New York Graffiti meets Japanese Kimono print attitude.

On my list are a pair of pants, this shirt and the dress.   Each one is unique, the print's cut differently giving you your own unique top.

Here's Daryl in her very own.
This is the shirt the first time I saw it at Daryl's showroom.   Just gorgeous.

Here I model, my new shirt:

an awkward picture yes, but you can see the detail on the back of the shirt.

And now for the blooper.  I washed it, in cold in the machine with same pants of the same material, but black. I think the pants bled, even with the cold wash on the shirt. Because the whites are grayish.  But, it doesn't look bad. I still wear it every 3 days.   Ah well, next time alone, or by hand.

I know. Stupid. But life is sometimes.

August 21, 2012

Tuesday's Ritual: Purple Rain

Can you tell me what these are?  Iris?  So amazing. When I bought them they had tiny buds, and only a few were open, then the next day looked like this:

Their happy and hearty.  I love them!

These little white flowers, also a mystery, are so sweet and plenty.  Love them!

All from the IseMarket in Hamburg.

August 17, 2012

Score One: Sexy DarylK Glossy Red Fanny Pack!

Well, if you remember my personal look at DarylK's spring line back in October of 2011you'll remember there were a few things I was coveting, and patience brings rewards!  

So first on the list is this amazing red Fanny Pack.  Yep, it's a fanny pack. But I've so far only worn it as a shoulder bag.  It's so amazing and practical.  It has a special spot for my glasses, phone, keys, lipstick and wallet. All I need for a stylish bike ride.  And I plan on being as stylish as I can till the day I die. Btw, it even has enough room to stash one of those roll up shopping bags, which, inevitably I need for getting that pint of Milk, or bottle of wine.

As you can see from the photo above and below, it works well with my wardrobe.  I seem to have a lot of red accents. Red flowers on the Gazelle, and Red J-Brand Jeans.

A lot of readers want to know where I get my stuff, and how much it costs. I don't always give prices because I don't like to share how much I'm willing to spend. It's embarrassing.  I love a bargain, and die for vintage, but if I think an item I covet from a favorite designer is going to last then I think it's worth it to spend more.  I'm not the $2,000 Fendi bag buyer (I don't even like them). But I will go up to $300 for a quality bag, if it's amazing.  I prefer to spend less than $150 and yes, I know you can get a good bag for under $100, but I have bag issues, so let's just not go there.
So this bag?  I'm not sure how much it retails for.  It's not listed.  I got it for a bit less, for confidential reasons that I'm not at liberty to divulge.

I'll be posting some more of my DarylK finds in the upcoming week.  So come back!

August 16, 2012

Golden isn't the only Color of Advanced Style

What becomes a woman of style when she reaches her 80's? Well, have a look at this trailer from Advanced Style's Ari Seth Cohen's upcoming Film.   Lina Pliolplyte and Arei Seth Cohen have been filming and interviewing gorgeous and stylish ladies for over three years now. I'm dying to see the finished project, projected to be in theaters after their 2013 film festival circuit.


I'm super grateful for Mr. Cohen's appreciation of these ladies and all ladies of an Advanced age who continue to care about their appearance.  It's nice to get recognition like this.  I only hope I am half as stylish as these lovely ladies when I reach my "golden" years.

More at: Advanced Style

August 14, 2012

Tuesdays Ritual: Flower Picking

Yeah, I've turned into a flower freak.  What can I say.  I don't have a garden here in Hamburg, but I do have the famous IseMarkt of Eppendorf.   I love it, and I'm hooked.  I try to commit myself to go every Tuesday, but if I miss it, I can catch it again on Friday.  It's not just flowers, its food of all kinds. But I'm not a food junkie like I am with flowers.   

These are cat tails, lily's and alliums. Normally I don't do Lily's.  They are gorgeous, but their smell is very strong.  But they were so beautiful especially paired with the others I decided to go for it.  And I'm glad I did. 

August 13, 2012

The Long Hot/Cold Summer

Sunglasses by Paul Smith (2003), Striped Shirt Dress by Nili Lotan, Bracelet by me, expression one of tried patience.

I need some Structure in my life. Some routine!  I've always needed to be organized, and have my ducks in a row in order to be creative!  It sounds crazy but it's true.  Most artists and writers need to have a routine in their day, and constance in order to find those fluid moments of inspiration.  With the long summer break (kids out of school, bored, restless, fighting amongst themselves) I have not been able to spend anytime on my creative pursuits, except one bracelet I made (see above).  I have to carve out a minute here and a moment there.  Not enough time to get my creative juices flowing.   

This has been an unusual summer for me.  Traveling home to New York to visit with friends and spend some time at the beach, and then back left with a good 2 1/2 weeks left with no travel plans.  No summer camp.  I think I'm going to re-think that next year.

So here's hoping with the upcoming start of school, I get back on track. I hope all you moms out there have survived as well.  I know at least one who can't wait!


August 8, 2012

Organic Peroxide Trunk Show at Henri Bendels!!

You know how I love my Organic Peroxide bracelots. Well now's your chance to get your very own set.  Head over to Henri Bendels now for Organic Peroxides Trunk Show.  I wish I could be there to join you, but alas, I'm away in Germany. So go for me!  

August 7, 2012

Post Summer Shoes Blues

Summer seems so long ago.  I think it's spring or fall here. If it doesn't stop raining in Hamburg I might not get to wear my new summer shoes!  I have worn them maybe twice, and they are about to up and walk out on me if I don't get them out on the streets more.   They are some cool cork wedges with black leather and stud, spike and gem detail. By Sam Edelman.