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01.24.12: You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you…..Don’t you?

If you know me, you know that I really am not vain…..

Last night was about me as I strolled over to the Bowery near the West Village and to 9 Bleeker, the Yippie Museum Cafe to check on some things, catch up with my mom and watch the Chinese New Year event a bit.

Whenever I am strolling in the city, I need my iPod in fact sometimes I can not even imagine living without it (though I had for a few weeks this summer!), you notice that NYC has a soundtrack because every song that comes on affects you.  As certain songs came on, I realized, right now, is a date with myself and I can be as vain as I choose. I held my chin up high, walking directly towards the direction I was going and without a care in the world dodged people, and chaos.

This city is a lonely place, I have many wonderful friends but deep down; sometimes I am just..alone. New York is known for everyone having busy schedules and barely anytime for anyone else but themselves.  I don’t believe in this, I believe in going out of my way to see the people I miss most. But last night, as I briskly walk to the West Village I just realize, I should throw myself into moments such as these, where for once I can just enjoy my time. That’s right, MY time for now. The rain felt nice on my head as I let my obvious natural waves soak in the drops. I felt revived, for just that instant.

I met up with my mother and we walked to Rice, one of my favorite places to eat in the West Village, not only do they have a separate vegan menu but they are mostly gluten free..this make someone with my allergies and restrictions a very happy lady. After sipping a glass of White wine, enjoying the company of my mother and basically confiding details of my everyday life to her, it is easy to see why I love my mom, really, she supports me in every decision I make and is ultimately proud of me and she means it.  I may have ended up with my father’s confidence and strength to view my opinions and stand up for my rights (not to mention activism) but I ended up with my mothers love and empathy.  Without these two people, I would not be the beautiful…and honestly, not so vain person that I am.

Still a little bit at peace with that glass of wine I decided that we would stroll on over to Whole Foods where I had to do a bit of shopping, and that’s exactly what I did. My favorite two items were: Lavender Bath Salts & Jasmine/Lavender incense, yes…this is my way of romancing MYSELF. Decadence at it’s finest.  🙂

Delicious.

We chatted a bit more and I let her listen to some nice music on my iPod,  she enjoyed it, closing her eyes and apparently moved by the vocals.

After leaving each other on the train I decided though it was late, I would take a stroll in Park Slope, why? Because I wanted inspiration; I am craving a slight get away and needed this as a little pick me up though the evening fell a bit brisk with the rain..I got off the train at Union Street in Brooklyn and half ran some of the way until I decided to get on the train again. The conclusions I come to myself as I do this are always rejuvenating, I am filled with joy as I run: yes in heeled boots and carrying a purse, but the energy that seizes me is intense.

When I arrived home, I spent the rest of the night first watching a bit of  TV with Jacquelyn &  enjoying a peaceful bath with my new bath salts. When I returned to my room I lit the incense and soaked in the sweet aroma of having the rest of the night to myself.

And now I bring you to my outfit for today:

Local Design Retro Dress

Black & Red Bow Cardigan

This morning I stepped out to the bright of the sun’s rays;

So I run, and I run, to the bright and shining sun
Yes I run and I run to the bright and shining sun

And again, feeling positive, turned up my iPod and briskly walked to the subway with my chin held up high, I knew that this would be just another lovely day in my life and there is no need to feel lonely when I have so many wonderful people by my side but most of all, I have myself.

So I run, and I run, to the bright and shining sun
Yes I run and I run, to the bright and shining sun
I won’t let the days melt into a haze,
I want to feel my heart I want to be amazed
So I run and I run to the bright and shining sun….

(First songs lyrics: You’re so vain by Carly Simon and second song  “To the Bright and Shining Sun” lyrics are by my long time friends band: The Walls,  (Dublin, Ireland) & the word for today is: swimmingly….

01.20.12: Youthquake! The 1960s Fashion Revolution at F.I.T in NYC!

Cheers!

Bright blue panty hose in original packaging; Cardstock envelope printed with colored horizontal bands over photo of model Twiggy's face.


Thank to my mum, Iris,  and her absolute desire for vintage fashions & fabrics she posted about this event going on at the F.I.T. museum in NYC  that opens on March 6th & runs through to April 7th, 2012. This excited me and I will be sure NOT to miss it.

I really need everything on this page or at least to find it and wear it for just ONE day (to post pictures on this blog of course!).  I mean look at some of the items they will have on display for me to drool over, basically I will just be daydreaming as I walk through the museum just hoping one day I will find the perfect paper dress. This one being of Bob Dylan- it’s simply poetic. I am already imaging what outfit I will be wearing and the photos I will be taking….but for now: I must wait, patiently for my dream exhibit to appear before my very mod-like eyes.

 

paper dress: A line mini dress in white non-woven fabric with engineered photo print of Bob Dylan's face in black stipled dots; sleeveless, with open round neck and velcro closure at left shoulder

I can just imagine wearing this little number out with the other birds to a go-go with some high boots and my hair high in a 60s style pony tail or down with a head band dancing toThe Who or The Monkees.

Bronze lamé sleeveless A-line mini shift; squared neckline, shoulder yoke, princess torso and wide hem band with CF kick pleat; vertical stand pockets below hip line; topstitched


And of course: My favorite, the absolute accessory that I must figure out a way to get other than this: I would wear these with every last go-go dress, 50s dress, swing dress, A-line dress…She loves them (yeah yeah yeah)…

Stylized slip-ons; light blue denim with black "Beatles" print including names and faces; white rubber sole

So let me just talk a little bit more about my slight (ok rather immense) obsession with wanting a paper dress: yes, I know, it would possibly rip the minute I try to break out my dancing boots(you know, the go-go’s) or it might rain the day I decide to wear one, but ever since I read about them and saw them as something that Andy had made popular: I told myself I need one of those. I need to just hang it;frame it. Any of the prints are marvelous. Why does modern fashion not come up with odd ideas that actually make someone stand out? This is just another reason why mod is my lifestyle; mods stand out, with very proper fashion and always looking their best. Alas, I will fantasize until I miraculously bump into one at a vintage store and pay as much as I can to own one….

 

Check out more information at the F.I.T. website and maybe I will see you there!

http://www.fitnyc.edu/12043.asp

 

 

 

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