There isn’t enough time to gush about the 2016 NYC Kips Bay Designer Showhouse. The texture on the walls alone warrant this post. From a raised tone on tone relief to full scale wall and ceiling mouldings drawn with chalk. There wasn’t a surface that wasn’t addressed with creativity and beauty. It seems wall paper is back. Whether it be a throwback elegant print, or a bold graphic there was much to see. I could have stayed all day.
A quick trip to NYC and this was my takeaway in terms of footwear. Combining the Adidas Stan Smith tennis shoe with a rope sole, platform espadrille and voila, the birth of this shoe. It could be great or it could be faddish. I haven’t decided, but it is definitely on my mind.
Love a clean, or new, white—umm…umm.. I would like to think I am the sort to call them Tennies or Trainers but my Long Island roots are too deep to deny that they are: sneakers.
Common Projects makes the chic ver$ion in the upper left. My personal favorite are the middle top canvas Superga Cotu (which a friend calls my Super GA’s). The upper right are the re-released Addidas Stan Smiths.
Bottom left are the much required teenager in the know, Addidas Superstars. Middle bottom are K Swiss which kicked out Tretorns at camp circa 1978. And finally bottom right Nike version called the Tennis Classic AC–a low key contender.
I left out the classic Jack Purcells which are still relevant.
Keep them pristine.
All style is lost when they get old and dirty.
When I first saw the stunning Antonello Liscia Tote (top photo) I immediately went for the price tag. At $365. I just couldn’t justify it. While passing Abercrombie, this Diamond Tassel tote (bottom photo) gave me a similar jump. At $48. I think it’s far more do-able.
Add another healthy trend to my list of no thank you’s. I tried bone broth (I was optimistic and bought a whole case a Costco, thank goodness they take back everything). I couldn’t stomach kale, quinoa, cleansing, or fasting. Try cleaning up a bunch of spilled chia seeds that got wet.
That heavy cream on the left, that one stays.
I love words. I feel triumphant when I chose a word judiciously. As a consumer of podcasts, broadcasts, lectures and other media I often hear the same words and expressions ad nauseam. They aren’t bad words–just overused words. They need a little break from usage to regain their power. Here is my 2015 list. Cheers to 2016.
So, (used before a question is answered)
What it is all about
It’s all about
I’m all about
So, it’s about (doubly bankrupt here)
Construct (pronounced with the accent on the first syllable)